Has a dental infection or unfortunate accident robbed you of a tooth or multiple teeth? Let us help you repair your smile with a dental implant. Dental implants are dental restorations that replace missing teeth, using a titanium structure to mimic the lost tooth root. Titanium is compatible with osseointegration, a biological process in which the bone fuses with a foreign object–in this case, the titanium.
In the first visit, our dentist will make an incision in your gums to create a small channel into the jawbone, where the dental implant will be screwed in. Following the placement of the implant, the gum opening is sutured shut. Before you leave, we will provide customized instructions to help you care for the implant while the treated area heals. Following the healing process, we can provide an accompanying crown, bridge, or denture, to complete the look of your new tooth. Dr. will help you determine which restoration is right for you.
A dental implant can improve your smile and your life in many ways. First, they feel and look like your teeth, which gives your smile a natural appearance and improves your confidence and self-esteem. Secondly, dental implants are durable and support your mouth, improving your speech, ability to eat, and the overall quality of your smile.
To learn more about dental implants in Garner, North Carolina, and schedule an appointment with our dentist, call (919) 773-0004 to contact our team at Cindy Walker, DMD, PA.