Working with a dental team who has experience in providing tooth replacement options is the first step in addressing one or more missing teeth. Missing teeth negatively impact the smile in a number of ways. They make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. They can also affect the way patients speak and eat. Additionally, without addressing these spaces, patients may notice their existing teeth shifting out of place, resulting in spaces and misalignment that may require orthodontic care to repair. This is why Drs. Steven L. Hatcher and Sona Isharani of Greensboro offer a number of solutions, including dental implants.
Many patients choose dental implants for a variety of reasons. They are versatile and can be used for replacing a single tooth or several teeth. They can act as an anchor for a dental bridge or a full denture. They are often restored with a dental crown to act as a false tooth. While they may be costlier upfront, they are a wonderful investment in the smile due to their longevity. Another benefit of having dental implants placed with Drs. Hatcher and Isharani is the fact that they can be surgically implanted and restored in the same day.
Dental implants typically take time to place. This is because the bone of the jaw must wrap around the implant during the process of osseointegration. However, by using smaller implants, this process is not necessary before the restoration of the implant, so, crowns can be placed on the same day. Patients are required to have sufficient bone in order to ensure successful implantation. Those who are not proper candidates may want to consider alternative solutions or speak to our professionals about the possibility of undergoing bone grafting to build up the bone in the area.
If you reside in the Greensboro, NC area and want to find out more about the advantages of using dental implants, contact our front office staff to book an appointment by calling (336) 383-1482. We welcome new patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art dental facility and want to help others in achieving the smiles they’ve always wanted!