Q & A: Dental Implants

August 2017 is dental implant month! Dental implants provide a natural, sustainable solution for your missing teeth needs. Dr. Leonard Hess is a top dentist in the Charlotte area that provides patients with dental implants. He works closely with leading specialist to provide high quality, durable dental implants.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a small, titanium post, usually used as a tooth root. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can be an excellent tooth replacement option for patients missing teeth due to trauma, gum disease, or tooth decay. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. It takes 3-6 month for the dental implant to properly fuse with the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for your tooth replacement option.  For single tooth replacement, Dr. Hess can attach a dental crown that looks and function like your natural teeth.  Dental implants can also be used to replace one tooth or for an implant-secured bridge, dental crowns, or dentures.

Are dental implants right for me?
Dr. Hess will perform a complete, comprehensive exam of the mouth, teeth, gums and jaw bone to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. To be an ideal candidate for dental implants, you need to have a strong jaw structure and healthy tissue to give the dental implants the best chance of fusing properly. If dental implants aren’t the right fit for your dental needs, Dr. Hess offers a range of restorative dentistry service to help you achieve your ideal smile.

What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants are one of the most natural, durable teeth replacement options for patients missing teeth. Dental implants allow patients to speak, chew, and smile comfortably and confidently. Unlike dentures, patients with dental implants or implant secured dentures don’t have to worry about slippage. Dental Implants enables patients to do their everyday activities without fear of their teeth replacement option failing.

Dental implants also help stimulate the jaw bone, which minimizes the chance of losing the chance of bone loss and a change in your facial structure. Under the care of an experienced dentist like Dr. Hess and proper care, your dental implants can last a life time.

Why choose Dr. Hess?
Why choose Dr. Leonard Hess? Dr. Hess has over 16 years of experience providing patients with comprehensive, cutting edge dentistry. Throughout his dentistry career, he has dedicated numerous hours to continuous education to stay on the forefront of the latest advances and techniques in dentistry. Dr. Hess’s attention to detail, advanced training and his in depth knowledge of detail implants make him an excellent choice for patients in need of dental implants. Dr. Hess will work with you to help achieve your ideal smile.

How do I schedule an appointment for dental implants?
We welcome new and existing patients to visit our Monroe dentist office. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 704.240.5045

Contact

Dr. Leonard Hess
2160 Commerce Drive Ste A
Monroe, NC 28110

New Patients 704.240.5045

Current Patients 704.289.3161

Hours

Monday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday: 8am to 4pm
Wednesday: 8am to 4pm
Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday: Closed