Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

Illustration of a dental implant

Missing teeth can negatively affect the quality of your life. For example, you can experience difficulty chewing and diminished confidence in your smile.

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement that can restore a compromised smile with crowns, a bridge, or stabilized dentures. Let’s explore the many benefits provided by dental implants!

Natural-Looking Restoration

In the past, replacement teeth were sometimes easy to spot when compared with the rest of your smile. But modern artificial teeth attached to the top of dental implants are custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of your remaining natural teeth. Your implants will be carefully designed to blend in perfectly, allowing you to feel confident about your beautiful smile.

Long-Lasting & Durable

A biocompatible titanium rod will be surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. This rod will permanently fuse with your jawbone over time. After the implant site is fully healed, a dental crown or bridge can be attached to the rod to give you a fully-functioning, long-lasting tooth replacement. With proper oral hygiene and a balanced diet, your implant can last for decades.

Improved Oral Health

Another benefit of dental implants is that they keep your mouth and jaw healthier than other tooth replacement options like dentures. Dentures that sit atop your gums can slip and slide around. Implants avoid this irritation, preventing discomfort and potential infection. Permanent dental implants also keep your jaw strong and healthy by stimulating bone growth, just as a natural tooth root would.

Start-to-Finish Dental Implants in Indian Trail, NC

At Pleasant Plains Dental, our team provides placement of dental implants as well as implant restorations. We utilize top-of-the-line 3D imaging technology to ensure that the dental implant process is as comfortable, safe, and convenient for our patients as possible. If you think dental implants could be right for you, contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation at Pleasant Plains Dental!


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