If you’re missing teeth, or you need to have a tooth extracted and want a way to permanently replace that tooth, consider dental implants. Dentists and patients alike prefer dental implants as denture alternatives because they fit securely, look natural, and can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Dr. Marshall is trained in dental implant restorations, so if you’ve had an implant placed and need a crown or bridge designed and placed on top of your implant, we can help. Our team can also help stabilize your dentures using dental implants.
What Are Dental Implant Restorations?
To begin the dental implants process, you’ll visit a dental implants specialist, often a prosthodontist. This dentist places the dental implant – a small titanium post – into your jaw in place of the missing tooth. The titanium fuses with the bone to form a solid anchor, which acts as a replacement for the tooth root.
After the implant has healed and fused, visit River Vista Dentistry for your restoration. The restoration is the part of the implant that looks like your natural tooth and gives you back the function of your natural tooth, too. For single tooth replacements, we often recommend a dental crown or a dental bridge. To replace most or all teeth in a single arch, we may recommend a denture. If your restoration is a denture, we may be able to stabilize your denture using your dental implants, meaning your denture won’t slip or click like traditional dentures, and you won’t have to use messy adhesives either! Denture stabilization using dental implants is a popular replacement option, so if you would like to consider this, talk with your dental implants specialist and Dr. Marshall, so we can coordinate your treatment plan.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Replace one teeth or many
- Provide a solid anchor for the restoration on top
- Can last a lifetime when properly cared for
- Serve as great alternative to dentures – don’t slip, click, or require messy adhesives
Cost of Dental Implants in Charlotte
At River Vista Dentistry, we know that getting the smile of your dreams comes at a cost, but that cost shouldn’t keep you from great dental health. We provide flexible financial options to help keep dental implants within your budget. Our in-house membership plan saves members 15% on restorative treatments. We also accept financing through Comprehensive Finance and CareCredit, both of which offer low- and zero-interest financing options and extended repayment plans. Call our office and let our knowledgeable team help you decide which option is best for your situation.