Recreate the feeling of natural teeth with dental implant replacement in Greensboro NC
Tooth loss is not something that affects only the look of the smile. When a tooth is lost, the effects can extend into whole-body health. Due to the overwhelming impact of tooth loss, Dr. Hatcher discusses the best way to replicate the natural structure of teeth and the jaw when planning replacement care. In our Greensboro, NC dental office, one of the best options to achieve this goal is with dental implants.
There are various treatment options to address missing teeth. The dental implant procedure, however, is the only form of care through which the natural structure of teeth and their roots are addressed. Treatment with dental bridges or dentures only replaces the missing tooth structure. Implants, on the other hand, replace the roots. These tiny cylinders, once fused into natural bone tissue, can then stabilize a beautiful restoration.
Patients who replace missing teeth with dental implants gain:
Excellent chewing function, which is important to the digestive process. Many dental implant patients report feeling no difference when chewing with implants versus natural teeth.
Lifelong beauty from outstanding restorations. Implants and the restorations that are affixed to them are made of corrosion-resistant materials such as titanium and ceramic. These materials are biocompatible and cause no tissue irritation. They are also resistant to stains and promote a natural smile.
Long-term oral health. Implants are solitary prosthetics that can replace a single tooth. As a wonderful alternative to bridgework, implant treatment preserves natural tooth structure by eliminating the need to stabilize the artificial tooth with adjacent teeth. When natural teeth can be left intact, there is immense benefit to oral health.
Confidence and comfort. These benefits are especially noticeable in the patient who opts for implant support of a denture. One of the disadvantages experienced by denture wearers is instability that leads to irritation or sores on gum tissue. In extreme cases, dentures may slide out of place or fall out of the mouth due to insufficient suction. Stabilization with implants means no rubbing and no embarrassing moments of denture failure.
Dr. Hatcher and his experienced dental team offer gentle care in a friendly, professional manner. We can help you restore your confidence after tooth loss. Call our office at (336) 383-1482 to schedule a consultation.