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Dental Implants in Charlotte NC


Looking for dental implants in Charlotte? Here's what you can expect with single and multiple dental implants.



More than 3 million Americans live with dental implants and there are 500,000 dental implant surgeries each year. When it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants, including same day dental implants or multiple tooth dental implants, are the best option.

Dental Implants Charlotte NC


At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, our team is specialized in serving Charlotte with all of its dental implant needs, with locations in Pineville and Steele Creek. With over 20 years of experience, we aim to fully educate patients on their treatment options.

What Are Dental Implants?


A Dental Implant is traditionally a small, titanium cylinder shaped like a screw that is directly inserted into the jawbone. It creates a sturdy base to support a crown that will go on top. Patients that are sensitive to titanium can opt for a holistic implant made of high-quality, super-strong ceramic.

An abutment is placed on top of the implant, which serves as a connector between the screw and the crown. Finally, the crown is attached. The crown is designed to match the color and functionality of your real teeth.

A Permanent Replacement That Looks, Feels, and Functions Like Natural Teeth.


So, in total, there are three parts to a dental implant:

•  The implant itself, fuses with the jawbone to create a stable and secure base for the new tooth.
•  The abutment, which is inserted into the implant screw and holds together the implant and the crown.
•  The porcelain crown, which is placed on top of the abutment.

Together, these three parts restore the aesthetics and functionality of teeth. The end result is a complete smile makeover with permanent teeth.

Can I Replace Multiple Missing Teeth?

Amir Marashi, MD, DDS, FACS
Many oral surgeons throughout the country recommend multiple tooth replacement options, such as fixed bridges, to replace missing teeth.

Multiple tooth implants create a stable foundation for the crown, allowing patients to bite and chew food properly. This eliminates slippage or movement of the prosthesis because it's fixed directly to the implant. You can have a new smile and a complete set of new teeth if needed.

Patients can brush and floss around the prosthesis without difficulty, making dental health easier. This also helps improve the health of the remaining teeth, as they do not need to be ground down or relied upon as strength to support the bridge.

Types Of Dental Implant Restorations


When electing for oral surgery, you want to make an informed decision about the best possible option. It's essential to understand that the American Academy of Implant Dentistry considers two types to be safe:

Endosteal Titanium: Endosteal implants require an initial surgery to embed the implant. After the jaw and gums have adequately healed, a procedure is performed that connects the post and then the artificial tooth. We can outfit Pineville and Steele Creek patients with these implants.

Endosteal Zirconia: This is a non- metal alternative to titanium implants. It is a ceramic material and is white in color.

We Have The Best Options For Most Cases

A dental implants patient checking out their new smile at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery in Charlotte, NC
At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, our oral surgeon performs a thorough examination to determine what will be a better long-term option. The decision about which is best suited for you will likely be determined by the overall health and wellness of your mouth, gums, and bone.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?


There are several life changing benefits to choosing implant placement to replace multiple missing teeth.

1. Maintain the Health of the Adjacent Teeth – A Dental Implant doesn't require the strength of adjacent teeth, as they fully support the new crown where the tooth was missing. Additionally, they can be brushed and flossed as normal, making it easier to maintain oral health and avoid tooth decay or periodontal disease.

2. Increased Stability – Dental implants are made of medical-grade titanium or zirconia, which fuse with your bone during the healing period. They are durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.

3. Enhanced Aesthetics – Many restoration options emulate the look of natural teeth, but dental implant crowns fit into every patient's mouth uniquely and look just like the original, healthy teeth. Patients with dental implants can smile with ease, knowing that their replacement teeth look natural.

4. Decreased Bone Loss – When a tooth is missing for a long time, the jaw bone beneath the gums can begin to deteriorate and require bone grafting. After the placement, the jaw bone fuses with the titanium post and maintains its natural healthy growth and development.

5. Improved Function – If you have dentures that do not fit quite right, they can slip inside your mouth, making it difficult to eat or speak. Dental implants remain secure in place and can restore the function of your mouth.

6. Enhanced Confidence – Some people find dentures, removable bridges and tooth loss to be embarrassing. Dental implants offer a natural-looking and feeling cosmetic solution that will restore your confidence and smile.

Extraction And Same-Day Dental Implant Procedure: What To Expect


Extractions and same day implants can be placed in just one surgical procedure and only require one short follow-up visit a few months following placement.

Many patients undergoing extraction with an immediate implant placement will experience a significantly shorter treatment timeline and will have their final restoration completed sooner.

Your Initial Consultation


Before the procedure, patients will meet with our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon to review their health history, complete a thorough oral examination, and review options for tooth replacement. If necessary, additional X-rays or 3D scans may be taken to complement the X-rays taken by the patient's general dentist.

Dental Implant Surgery


Once the consultation is complete, the surgical process is performed in a few simple steps, allowing for plenty of healing time between each.

Over the course of several weeks, the titanium post will fuse with the jaw and fully heal. Once this is complete, patients return to the office for a follow-up visit and can then go to their general dentist to get the implant restored with an abutment and crown.

If a tooth extraction is needed, that procedure happens first followed by bone grafting or same day dental implants.

How Do I Care For My Dental Implants?

A woman with dental implants brushing her teeth at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery in Charlotte, NC
Once the healing process is over, your daily brushing and flossing regimens will suffice, as well as regular trips to the dentist.

Brush twice daily, floss regularly, routine cleanings and the rest will take care of itself. When properly cared for, dental implants have a 98-percent success rate and can last the remainder of your life.

Personalized Treatment Plans


Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery creates personalized treatment plans for each patient that comes through our doors. Personalized treatment plans mean that we take the time to understand your unique condition and oral health goals to best determine your optimal plan, which goes hand-in-hand with a cost estimate.

Cost Of Dental Implants In Charlotte, NC


The number of dental implants you need, your insurance coverage, the type of restoration to be placed, additional procedures, and more all factor into the final cost of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions



Does Dental Implant Surgery Hurt?


Your surgeon will also review options for local anesthesia and sedation during your appointment to help patients reduce anxiety and subdue any pain during the treatment.

Do I Need A Bone Graft?


You may need an additional procedure called a bone graft if the bone in your jaw is too thin. The graft will enure there is enough bone to support a restoration.

Why Does Replacing a Missing Tooth Matter?


The cost of not replacing a tooth can be great. Not replacing a missing tooth can lead to surrounding bone deterioration and loss of function. And no one can put a price tag on a happy, healthy and secure smile.

Schedule A Consultation Today


We offer you a lifetime warranty on your dental implant. Our surgeon believes that dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement and that they have the potential to last a lifetime. For the best dental implants in Charlotte NC, Call Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery today to schedule an appointment!


Read more about our dental implant procedures:


Pineville

10042 Park Cedar Dr, Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28210

Gastonia

527 S New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Steele Creek

10935 Winds Crossing Dr, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28273


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