Could Dental Implants Be Right For You?

cosmetic dentist in Charlotte North CarolinaAre you tired of being embarrassed to smile because you’re missing teeth? Read on to learn why a dental implant may be the best method to restore your smile. Dr. Leonard Hess of Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry in the Monroe/Charlotte, NC, area wants to explain why patients and dentists both prefer this tooth replacement option.

Understand the Demand for Dental Implants

According to dental technology experts, a dental implant is a method of permanent tooth replacement for patients with missing or severely damaged teeth. A dental implant begins with a titanium implant screw embedded directly into the jaw atop which a lifelike dental crown is mounted. The crown, composed of a plastic composite, restores the appearance, health and full use of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth from the gum line up.

Dental implants are often preferred by both patients and dentists because they look, feel, and work just like your own natural teeth. And although the cost of dental implants may be more than other options, the benefits they provide make them well worth the extra cost to the patients who’ve received them.

Dental Implants Are Convenient and Comfortable

Life with missing teeth can be embarrassing and problematic, but you may still have concerns about having a surgical procedure to correct this issue.  Fortunately, dental implant surgery is minimally invasive and leaves most patients with little to no discomfort afterwards. For most people, the placement surgery is very simple and sometimes the entire procedure can be completed in one day.

To find out if a dental implant could be the right solution for you, you’ll need a dental evaluation. If you have a sufficient amount of healthy jawbone, you can have the procedure at any time. If not, you will need bone graft surgeries to strengthen, which can increase the cost of dental implants as well as the recovery time. Although dental implants may cost more than other options, they don’t require the routine replacement or cause later dental health issues that those other options do. Once the dental implant is placed on the jawbone, it will naturally fuse with the bone over the next few months, this will ensure that the implant is stable and secure. Once it’s fully healed, you will again have a full smile that looks, acts, and feels just like it’s your own natural teeth.

How to Care For and Clean Dental Implants

Dental implants are surprisingly easy to care for, especially compared to dentures. In fact, their maintenance is basically the same as taking care of natural teeth. Simply follow these standard oral health guidelines:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss daily
  • Seek treatment for any tooth grinding or clenching habit you may have
  • Get regular professional check-ups and cleanings

Dental Implants in Monroe, NC

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in the Monroe/Charlotte area contact our offices at Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry at 704.240.5045 or request a consultation online today!


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

New Patients 704.240.5045

Current Patients 704.289.3161

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