Dental Implants

Get back to your roots

The roots of rock ‘n’ roll date back to the 1940s and 1950s, and are characterized by the fusion of American rhythm and blues with western country music. Just as the roots of rock ‘n’ roll are important in understanding today’s music, the roots of your teeth are important in maintaining the health and integrity of the rest of your mouth.

Why dental implants?

If you are suffering from a missing tooth or teeth, you understand the frustration and embarrassment that comes along with it. You can restore your smile with crowns, bridges, or dentures, which look great cosmetically and allow you to regain the function of your teeth, but there’s still an important part of the equation missing – the tooth root.

When a missing tooth is allowed to remain missing, many things begin to happen that can have negative consequences for surrounding teeth, as well as the rest of your mouth, and even your bone and facial structure:

  • Surrounding teeth begin to shift, move, and rotate
  • Your bite is compromised, which affects the rest of your teeth and jaw joint
  • Without the support of the tooth root, underlying jawbone begins to deteriorate, causing that “sunken face” appearance

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are essentially prosthetic tooth roots. They are tiny titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the gums to replace the root of the tooth. A period of time is required, anywhere from two to six months, for the implant to actually fuse with the jawbone and become a fully functioning, fully integrated component of your new healthy smile.

Once the implant has successfully fused and healed, we can then move forward with a restoration depending on your individual needs, whether that’s a crown, bridge, or dentures. Implants are the most recommended tooth replacement solution today, by doctors and patients alike.

If you dream of getting back that healthy, glowing, confident smile of your youth, we would love to speak with you about dental implants. They are the most secure way to replace missing teeth, and the only way to maintain jaw bone health.

If you have any questions about dental implants, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Charlotte dentist, Dr. Berglass at Central Avenue Dental, please contact our office today at (704) 980-9993, or request an appointment online!

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