When you have a tooth that is failing or missing, it impacts every aspect of your daily activities and greatly affects your quality of life.
For example, eating the foods you would normally enjoy can become difficult and even painful, which takes a toll on your nutrition. You may also feel embarrassed or self-conscious about smiling or talking to other people, which can affect your personal and professional relationships.
The good news is that there are excellent solutions for replacing a compromised tooth, and Tryon Family Dentistry can help!
Why Choose a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are by far the best tooth replacement option that modern dentistry has to offer, and this is because they replace both your root and your tooth. An implant is a titanium post that Raleigh and Cary dentist Dr. Leo will place into your bone during a surgical procedure. Because titanium is biocompatible, integration happens naturally over time through a process called osseointegration, creating a secure foundation for your new tooth while also protecting your bone from deterioration.
Single Tooth Restorations
Dental implants are ideal for replacing a failing or missing tooth because they function and look just like a natural tooth. Your new tooth will be comprised of high-quality porcelain and designed to closely mimic your natural tooth in both shape and shade. It will also function just like your natural tooth, so you’ll find yourself eating, chewing, and talking with ease again in no time.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
Implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth when they support prosthetics such as a dental bridge or denture. In this case, Dr. Leo will place a few implants into your bone, which will attach to your bridge or denture and hold it securely in place.
Same Day Tooth Replacement
In some cases, we may be able to restore your missing tooth with a temporary tooth to sustain you while your implant heals. At Tryon Family Dentistry, we utilize CEREC technology, which allows us to create porcelain restorations here at our office while you wait. Dr. Leo or Dr. Alex will let you know whether a temporary tooth will work for your situation during your treatment consultation.
Implant Supported Dentures
Are you living with an ill-fitting denture? Do you have a large number of teeth that are compromised or failing?
Implant supported dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth and offer a more stable fit than a traditional removable denture.
Dr. Leo will strategically place four dental implants that will secure your customized denture. This will restore your facial structure as well as all the function of eating and chewing that you have lost with your failing teeth.
Partial or Complete Snap-In Dentures
Partial or complete snap-in dentures offer all benefits of implant supported dentures, with the added advantage that they can be removed. This makes them easy to keep clean, which ensures the longevity of your appliance.
Guided Implant Placement
Dr. Leo uses guided implant placement technology when planning implant surgeries. The process starts with a 3-D image or CT scan of your teeth and jawbone, which allows Dr. Leo to ensure that there is enough bone structure to support your dental implant.
Then he will use the information gathered from the CT scan, combined with an innovative 3-D CAD program, which allows him to plan exactly where each implant should be placed and generates a guide customized to the patient's mouth that will be used to place the implants during surgery.
Guided implant placement technology makes the surgical process more effective, less invasive, and provides the best possible outcome for the patient.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, the first place to start is a consultation with your Raleigh and Cary dentist at Tryon Family Dentistry. We will use x-rays, 3-D imaging, and a thorough examination to determine if you have enough bone to properly support the implant.
If you lack healthy bone structure, we may recommend a bone grafting procedure to build up your jawbone. We will also discuss with you whether you are a candidate for a same-day dental implant.
Dental implants can restore not only your tooth but also your oral health and your confidence! Give Tryon Family Dentistry a call today to learn more about reclaiming your smile with dental implants.