Dental Implants 101 in Hendersonville, Asheville & Brevard, NC
If you have missing teeth, dental implants in North Carolina with Dr. Glenn J. Shefter and Dr. Greg S. Fertik can change your life. A dental implant procedure is today’s leading choice over traditional dentures and bridges. Life is to be enjoyed. A dental implant procedure gives people with missing teeth the freedom to eat, drink, smile, and socialize with confidence.
Dental Implants 101
have three distinct pieces that all function together:
• Dental implants mimic real tooth roots. The piece that serves as the root looks like a tiny screw and is made of decay resistant titanium. It is surgically placed into the jaw bone during the dental implant procedure.
• The abutment is the middle piece. This is attached to the top of the screw and sticks up through the gums, acting as a connector for the implant and crown portions.
• The crown is the piece that looks like a real tooth. This component is attached securely to the abutment during the dental implant procedure.
Why More Patients Choose a Dental Implant Procedure
Many patients are discovering the joy and freedom that dental implants offer. Compared to conventional denture and bridge treatments, which tend to fail as much as 30 percent of the time, dental implants give patients a more lasting, healthier alternative. Dentures slip, make noise, and can lead to bone loss because they sit on the gums and cannot mimic tooth roots the way that implants do. Bridges can potentially cause damage to the existing, adjacent teeth that they rely on in order to function because some tooth structure must be removed to accommodate the bridge appliance.
A dental implant procedure is today’s preferred alternative. Implants are backed by research and thousands of happy, satisfied patients who have them. They look like real teeth, so smiling is a pleasure. Implants function like real teeth, so eating is easy. They also protect the jaw bone and keep it healthy and strong like real teeth. Even if you have already experienced some bone loss, a dental implant procedure is still an option with an additional bone grafting procedure.
Dental implants can restore your quality of life. If you are interested in this form of tooth replacement in Hendersonville, North Carolina, give Dr. Shefter and Dr. Fertik a call today
for your friendly, personalized consultation.