Are you eager to put your tooth loss behind you permanently? Ready to stop dealing with sore gums or uncomfortable dentures? With dental implants, Dr. Langworthy can breathe new life into your smile by offering you a beautiful, long-lasting solution that will help you look and feel like your teeth never went missing in the first place. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or all of them, she can ensure that your smile’s best days are ahead of you. To get started, contact us today to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
If you were to look at a dental implant, you’d likely say, “That doesn’t look anything like a tooth!” and you’d be right! An implant is actually a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium that is placed into the jawbone. There, it undergoes a process of bonding directly to the bone, which is called osseointegration. Once this is complete, a new crown, bridge, or denture can be attached on top, bringing back the tooth/teeth from top to bottom.
One of the best things about dental implants is that they are extremely versatile and can be tailored to suit patients dealing with any degree of tooth loss. All that a patient needs to bring to the table is decent oral health as well as a strong enough jawbone to support the roots. Dr. Langworthy can also help a patient if either of these is an issue. When a patient is ready, they can select which of the following procedures would best fit their situation:
Rather than filing down multiple teeth to make room for a bridge, a single implant and crown can be positioned between two healthy teeth without disturbing them at all. This is a more conservative and long-lasting approach.
Two implants can be placed at either end of a large gap in the smile to serve as the foundation for a bridge that holds 2 to 4 teeth. Not only are implant bridges stronger than regular ones, but they look more lifelike as well.
With as little as 4 to 6 implants, a patient can replace an entire row of teeth with a full denture. Unlike removable dentures, implant dentures restore practically all of a patient’s bite strength, allowing them to eat whatever they like without having to worry about their teeth moving or falling out.
Because the dental implant procedure has to be so personalized for each patient, the cost can vary quite a bit from person to person. Each step from the consultation to the surgery to the restorations themselves incur their own individual cost, and we’ll discuss all of this when you come to see us. We’ll make sure you fully understand every detail before we begin the process, plus we’ll show you how your insurance and financing options can help make your treatment easily affordable.