Dental Implants in Concord NC
Replacing missing teeth does much more than restore your natural smile. Dental implants strengthen and support your jawbone while helping you eat and talk confidently. Robert Rogers DDS offers a convenient, comfortable destination for getting implants in Concord, NC.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. At Robert Rogers DDS in Concord, the dentist fuses the implants to your jawbone. Your new teeth won’t slide, shift or fall out. They function like natural teeth, allowing you to speak, eat and smile without worry. Dental implants also look like natural teeth. You can use them to replace as many missing teeth as necessary.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are composed of two general parts. A biocompatible titanium post is fastened into or onto the jawbone below the gums. This is the substitute for the root of the tooth. As you heal, the bone fuses to the metal implant, creating a stable support for the artificial tooth.
During the healing period, patients can eat and drink normally. Once we confirm that the implant is firmly anchored, we can begin the restoration process.
At Robert Rogers DDS, our team in Concord, NC, will attach a crown to the post, leaving it permanently attached. If you need multiple teeth restored, we will discuss options for a permanent dental bridge or dentures that snap onto the permanent anchors.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants optimize your health, appearance and function. An implant will never get a cavity or require a root canal. With implants, you can eat, drink, brush and floss normally. Implants can last a lifetime if you care for them properly.
Restoring missing or damaged teeth with implants can also preserve the structure of your jawbone. When a tooth is knocked out or extracted, it no longer stimulates the jawbone in that area. As a result, the bone beneath the empty space begins to deteriorate. Implants inserted by Robert Rogers DDS in Concord mimic the framework of the natural tooth and root. They integrate with the jawbone, providing the necessary stimulation to prevent bone loss.
By supporting the facial structure, implants also prevent the muscles and skin in your face from sagging and collapsing. They also keep the rest of your teeth from shifting into the gap. We will help you maintain a proper bite so that you can avoid pain and further complications down the road.
Finally, implants help your mouth stay clean. The empty spaces created by missing teeth and the gaps around dentures trap bacteria. Implants don’t foster decay.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most patients with missing permanent teeth are good candidates for implants. Because implants are compatible with the body, they’re a safe, permanent solution. We use state-of-the-art techniques that apply to most patients, even if they have bone loss or health conditions that have prevented them from getting implants in the past.
You may also have teeth with a great deal of damage or decay. If repairing broken or deteriorated teeth isn’t an option, an implant is often an ideal solution.
At a consultation with Robert Rogers DDS, we can determine if you’re a candidate for implants and tailor a solution for you. Contact us today at our office in Concord, NC.