Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that is inserted into your jawbone to support a crown, bridge or denture. For missing teeth most often we will attach a crown on the implant so you can’t even tell you are missing a tooth!
Dental implants have a very high success rate at about 95% so you can be almost certain that this procedure will be successful. Implants are also super durable and they are permanent so you will never have to deal with the problem again. They also require little maintenance other than good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.
Another great benefit is that they can be more cost effective in the long run. They may seem a little more expensive up front but you have to take into account the fact that you will never have to have anything done to it again. There is not maintenance or upkeep and it will never have to be replaced.
Placing dental implants also ensure that your jawbone, gum tissue and other teeth are preserved and not messed with. Other forms of treatment for replacing missing teeth can mess with these things but dental implants keep the rest of your mouth as it is.
The only downside to dental implants is that the procedure is more invasive. Placing an implant is a surgical procedure but just remember that it’s a one time deal. It also requires a few more dental visits than other treatments but that just means you get to see us more!
All you need to do is schedule an evaluation appointment with one of our awesome oral surgeons to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants (most people are). From there we will schedule some follow ups and plan out a surgery date. Give us a call today to get started on your road to a great smile!
The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas is located in Greensboro NC. We offer oral, maxillofacial and implant surgery to NC residents! Our team of specialists looks forward to working with you and sharing their expertise. We offer a full range of services to diagnose, treat, and resolve your oral surgery needs. Our goal is to lay the foundation for a beautiful smile though implant surgery.