Do you have many lost or missing teeth? Improve the form and function of your smile with dental implants.
Dr. Matthew Jenne and our team provide all types of dental implants to patients in Garner, North Carolina for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants consist of a sturdy titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. This restorative solution can also secure dental bridges or dentures. Patients who replace their lost or missing teeth with dental implants receive many benefits. Even one single implant can help prevent dental problems down the road.
Dental Implants at Garner Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Many patients choose dental implants because they are a permanent option for replacing missing teeth. However, that isn’t the only benefit that dental implants provide to patients. Dental implants offer many other benefits, including:
- Reduced the risk of gum disease
- Prevent facial sagging
- Improved speech
- Provide durability
- Prevent bone loss and gum recession
- Improved chewing ability
- Provide no risk of slippage for dentures or partials
It’s important to consider your options for tooth replacement as soon as possible to avoid additional tooth loss. Replacing missing teeth can prevent minor dental concerns from getting worse, including:
- Tooth decay
- Receding gums
- Bone loss
- Shifting teeth
- Misaligned bite
If you have already experienced any of these dental problems, call Dr. Jenne at 919.238.3470. He will dedicate his time to finding and treating concerns for a healthier end result.
Treatment with Dental Implants
Prior to treatment, Dr. Jenne and our dental staff will assess your oral health and review your budget and goals with you. The dental implant procedure begins when we surgically insert titanium posts into the jawbone. The post fuses to the bone tissue during a healing period of 3 to 6 months. It’s important not to rush this healing process as this post provides you with the durability that many patients seek out in dental implants.
After your mouth completely heals, we will schedule another visit for you to come back in. During this visit, your dentist will add a permanent abutment and dental crown to the post. We will use an anesthetic to numb the treated area during all necessary procedures. You may feel some pain after the treatment. You should call our office if your pain exceeds more than 5 days.
Luckily, dental implants require no extra care beyond your typical oral hygiene practices. Brushing and flossing regularly can help you maintain your dental implant in good condition. With consistent dental care, dental implants can last patients for up to 20 years. Be sure to schedule regular dental cleanings in our office so that we can keep an eye on your dental health.
Dental Implant FAQs
Can a dentist whiten dental implants?
No. The material that creates the dental implant crown is highly resistant to stains from food, bacteria, tartar, and plaque. Your dentist will recommend teeth whitening before placing the dental implant crown in order to match your ideal smile.
How long do dental implants last?
Teeth implants can last a lifetime! You will not have to worry about replacing them. If damage occurs on the implant crown, your dentist can easily replace it without having to remove the implant post. The only reasons a dentist will need to remove the implant post is for significant damage from an accident, or gum disease.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
Although the dental implant process spans a couple of months, it is not a painful process. Any oral surgery or dental treatments to prepare your mouth for the implant will be accompanied by a local anesthetic. We will numb your mouth so that you do not feel pain or discomfort.
How long do dental implants take to settle and adjust to?
Dental implants may take up to six to eight months to fully settle and adjust to. It is common for it to take a long time to adjust to implants, as the healing process post-procedure may be longer due to the invasive nature of the procedure.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Call our office at 919.238.3470 or request an appointment with Dr. Jenne on our website today. We make it our mission to give patients comfortable options for their missing teeth concerns. You don’t have to live with the appearance and functionality consequences of missing teeth for long. Dr. Jenne will ensure that treatment runs smoothly each step of the way. We will provide prompt dental care for your dental concerns.
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