Dental Implants An Overview
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.