About Dental Implants
Millions of Americans are affected by teeth that are missing or broken. As a permanent and complete tooth replacement solution, dental implants offer an ideal way to restore oral health and function. Dr. Marashi and Dr. Ricciuti specialize in implant-based tooth replacement options at their practice. When you come to Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery, your oral surgeon will take the time to evaluate your condition, listen to your oral health goals, and review your medical history. From there, they can design a customized treatment plan to restore your smile.
There are 3 parts to a dental implant: the post, the crown, and the abutment. The implant post is made of medical-grade titanium, which is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. It can take as little as 30 minutes for your oral surgeon to place a single dental implant. Over the next several weeks, the titanium will fuse with the bone during a process known as osseointegration. This process is not only responsible for creating a permanent anchor to support the rest of the implant, but since the implant is integrated into the jawbone and acts as a replacement tooth root, it is considered a complete tooth replacement solution. After the healing period, the visible part of the implant, called the crown, is placed, along with the connecting abutment.
Dr. Marashi and Dr. Ricciuti of Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures at their state-of-the-art practice. Their Gastonia, NC, practice is equipped with the latest surgical and diagnostic equipment to ensure their patients receive the high standard of care they have come to expect from Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery or wherever they happen to seek Dr. Marashi’s and Dr. Ricciuti’s services.
The Benefits of Dental Implants in Gastonia, NC
Dental implants are popular with patients and oral surgeons for many reasons!
- With the right care, dental implants can last a lifetime
- Dental implants are a great option for many patients, whether they are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire upper or lower arch of teeth
- Dental implants replace the whole tooth, root and all: the dental implant post that is placed into the jawbone helps to prevent bone loss
- The visible part of the dental implant, called the crown, is fabricated to blend in with your surrounding teeth to create the most natural smile possible
- Many patients can receive dental implants, even patients who are ineligible for other tooth replacement options
Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery performs the full scope of oral surgery services with the highest quality of care. As trusted oral surgeons who care about the health and wellness of their patients, Drs. Marashi and Ricciuti look forward to achieving your oral health goals for a bright, beautiful, and more functional smile.
The Value of Dental Implants
If you are experiencing tooth loss, we want you to know that you are not alone, and we can help. Patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth can benefit from a dental implant as their selected tooth replacement option. If you live in or around Gastonia, NC, and are interested in your options for tooth replacement, we encourage you to call Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Marashi or Dr. Ricciuti.
Dental implants provide a tooth replacement solution that is permanent, secure, functional, natural-looking, and long-lasting. As an advanced and effective tooth restoration option, dental implants tend to cost more upfront than other solutions for tooth replacement. However, they can last a lifetime (no regular adjustments or replacements!) and many patients report a greater quality of life thanks to their dental implants. We always experience the greatest joy when our patients receive a restored smile and a renewed sense of self!
The exact cost to receive your dental implant(s) will depend upon several factors, such as type of insurance, number of implants to be placed, if additional procedures are to be performed, and more. An accurate estimate of your treatment can be obtained when you receive a consultation from Dr. Marashi or Dr. Ricciuti at Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery in Gastonia, NC.
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