The only permanent tooth replacement solution
A single implant consists of several materials which are placed in successive steps. The first part of the process involves drilling a small hole in the jawbone. Inside this hole, a surgical-grade titanium post is inserted. The purpose of the post is to serve as an anchor for the entire structure once it has fused with the bone, a process known as “osseointegration.” Much like a screw, the post is threaded and the uneven surfaces make the fusion process much easier and faster.
Once complete, an abutment is placed on top of the post. The abutment is the actual structure to which the visible portion of the implant — the porcelain crown — is attached. Porcelain offers tremendous benefits, as it is very strong and looks like a natural tooth. Single dental implants allow patients to eat and speak effortlessly. Best of all, no one will guess you ever had a missing tooth.
Single Dental Implants offer several advantages over traditional tooth replacement methods:
Dental Implants are Permanent. Unlike dentures, which may be loose-fitting in the mouth, single dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth.
Improved Function. Because they are immobile, single dental implants are much sturdier than dentures and bridges. This makes for much more natural eating, chewing, and speaking.
Strength. The permanency of single dental implants also makes them the strongest tooth replacement available today. With implants, you can once again enjoy all of your favorite foods with no thought as to how well your teeth can handle them. Biting into whole apples or corn on the cob is no problem with dental implants.
Prevention of Bone Loss. When teeth are missing in the mouth, the underlying bone has a natural tendency to diminish. This can cause several problematic issues for surrounding teeth and the entire mouth. The titanium posts used with dental implants prevent this from occurring.
Appearance. Most single dental implants are completed with a porcelain crown. Porcelain is unquestionably the best material for fabricating replacement teeth. Porcelain is strong and resistant to staining and wear. It is also nearly identical to the shade and luminescence of natural teeth.
Dental implants are an unparalleled choice for restoring the appearance and function of natural teeth. Dr. Robert Harrell has years of experience with implant dentistry, and is committed to giving you outstanding results.
If you are ready to smile, eat and speak with complete confidence, call (704) 541-9888 or email Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today to schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell. During your consultation, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.