Dental Implant Restorations in Charlotte, NC

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At Luminous Dental, we understand the profound impact that missing teeth can have on your oral health and self-confidence. Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak, chew comfortably, and confidently smile. We are committed to providing transformative solutions that restore your smile and improve your well-being.

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What is a Dental Implant Restoration?

A dental implant restoration involves the initial placement of an implant screw into the bone where the tooth is missing. An oral surgeon or a periodontist performs this first step. It will require healing time prior to the restoration that is done at our office in Charlotte, NC. Once the implant area is healed with the solid bone around it, Dr. Carli will make an artificial tooth to place on top of it. Your new dental implant restoration will look, feel, and function like natural teeth, providing a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution. One of the key advantages of a dental implant restoration is the remarkable resemblance to natural teeth. The artificial teeth implants are custom-designed to match the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking smile.

What to Expect When Getting a Dental Implant Restoration

We understand that getting a dental implant restoration can feel overwhelming. Rest assured, our experienced team is here to guide you through every step, ensuring a smooth and successful journey toward your restored smile.

Initial Consultation and Treatment Planning

The first step in your dental implant restoration process is the initial consultation. During this visit, Dr. Carli will thoroughly examine your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss your dental goals and concerns. Based on this comprehensive evaluation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific requirements.

Preparatory Procedures

In some cases, preparatory procedures may be necessary to ensure the success of your restorative dental treatment. These procedures may include:

  • Bone Grafting: If your jawbone lacks the necessary density or volume to support dental implants, a bone grafting procedure may be recommended. This procedure is performed by an oral surgeon or a periodontist and involves placing bone graft material to stimulate new bone growth and create a solid implant foundation.
  • Extractions: The damaged or compromised teeth will need to be removed before the implant can be placed. Depending on the severity of the damage, extractions may be performed by an oral surgeon. This ensures a healthy environment for dental implant restoration.

Our team will thoroughly explain any preparatory procedures required, addressing any concerns you may have and ensuring your comfort throughout the process.

Placement of Dental Implants and Final Restoration

The next step is the placement of the dental implants by a specialist. This surgical procedure involves carefully inserting the titanium implant posts into the jawbone. The implants will serve as sturdy anchors for the artificial teeth. A healing period of several months is usually necessary to allow the implants to fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, providing a stable and long-lasting foundation.

Once the healing period is complete, Dr. Carli will fabricate your final restoration, which may be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on your specific needs. She will ensure that the final restoration matches the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking smile.

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

We understand that each patient’s needs and goals are unique, so we provide various options to suit your specific requirements:

  • Single-tooth implants are an ideal choice for a single missing tooth. An abutment and custom-made dental crown are attached to the implant, creating a natural-looking and fully functional tooth replacement.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges are an excellent option when you have multiple adjacent missing teeth. Instead of relying on neighboring healthy teeth for support, this restoration utilizes dental implants as anchors for the bridge.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures involve the placement of several dental implants to support a customized denture. The denture is securely attached to the implants, eliminating concerns about slippage or movement.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer numerous advantages that go beyond aesthetics, enhancing your overall oral health and improving your quality of life:

  • Improved Chewing Ability and Oral Function: The secure fit and stability of dental implants allow for efficient chewing and proper digestion, promoting optimal oral health and overall well-being.
  • Enhanced Speech and Confidence: With dental implant restorations, you can speak confidently, knowing that your teeth are securely in place and your speech is clear and natural.
  • Durability and Longevity: With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last many years, offering a long-term tooth replacement solution.
  • Preservation of Facial Structure and Natural Appearance: Dental implants help preserve the jawbone’s integrity by stimulating natural bone growth and preventing further deterioration.

Tooth Implants Available in Charlotte, NC

At Luminous Dental, we are committed to delivering exceptional dental implant restorations that provide these benefits. Dr. Carli and her experienced team will guide you through the process, ensuring personalized care and attention to detail. Experience the transformative power of dental implants and regain your smile, confidence, and functionality. Schedule your initial consultation today at Luminous Dental in Charlotte, NC.