Do you have multiple lost or missing teeth? Improve the form and function of your smile with dental implants.
Dr. Angela Wingate and her team provide dental implants to patients in Garner, North Carolina. Dental implants consist of a sturdy titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. This restorative solution can also be used to 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.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Many patients choose dental implants because they offer a permanent solution to 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. Wingate at 919.238.3470. She is dedicated to finding and treating concerns for a healthier end result.
Treatment with Dental Implants
Prior to treatment, Dr. Wingate and her dental staff will assess your oral health and review your budget and goals with you. The dental implant procedure begins when titanium posts are surgically inserted 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 you are completely healed, we will schedule another appointment for you to visit our office. During this appointment, a permanent abutment and dental crown are added to the post. Anesthetic is used to numb the treated area during all necessary procedures. You may feel some pain after the treatment, and you should call our office if your pain exceeds several days.
Luckily, once the procedure is complete, 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 dental implants be whitened?
No. The material used to create the dental implant crown is highly resistant to discoloration from food, bacteria, tartar, and plaque. Your dentist will recommend getting your teeth whitened 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! There is no worrying about when you need to get your implant replaced. If damage occurs on the implant crown, it can be easily replaced without having to remove the implant. The only reasons a dentist will need to remove the implant 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. Your mouth will be numbed so that you do not feel pain or discomfort.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Call our office at 919.238.3470 or request an appointment with Dr. Wingate on our website today. We make it our mission to give patients comfortable and comprehensive solutions for their missing teeth concerns. You don’t have to live with the appearance and functionality consequences of missing teeth for long. Dr. Wingate will ensure that treatment runs smoothly each step of the way so that your dental concerns are dealt with promptly.