Dental Implants in High Point, NC
If you are missing teeth or are looking for tooth replacement options, you probably already know what a hassle and a pain it can be. You’re limited in your food choices, you are more prone to periodontal disease (and the symptoms that go along with it such as bad breath), and your other teeth may shift and ache.
Often, though, the problem that brings patients who are missing teeth into our High Point dental office is the social stigma that comes along with the gaps in your smile. Regardless of why your teeth are missing, people are sadly quick to judge and make assumptions about you that are neither fair nor true.
We can help.
The best dental implants represent the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Permanent, attractive, and functional, these lookalikes for your own natural teeth will blend in so flawlessly with your other teeth that nobody will ever know the secret behind your smile.
Dental Implants 101
What is a dental implant? The implant itself is made up of two pieces – the cylindrical post that is surgically placed in your jaw and the abutment that is used to attach restorations securely in place.
You and Dr. Bray will work together to decide how best to restore the dental implant whether it's a front tooth implant, full mouth dental implants, or partial dental implants. Your options include crowns that attach to each implant, a bridge to replace a few missing teeth, or even dentures if you are missing most or all of your teeth.
When you only need to replace a single tooth, a crown is the easiest and most affordable option. The crown will be colored and shaped to be a perfect replica of the tooth that was lost. If you are missing a few teeth, you may opt to replace each missing tooth with a single implant and crown combination, or you may choose to use your implant to securely hold a bridge in place.
When you are missing multiple teeth, the cost of dental implants for all of your teeth may be out of your price range; however, we can use implants to securely hold a set of implant-retained dentures in place, combining the affordability of dentures with the security and permanence of dental implants.
The Dental Implant Advantage
With all the other tooth restoration options out there, why go with dental implants? The reason why we recommend dental implants to our patients who are good candidates for them is because implants can do something that no other tooth replacement option can do – dental implants can actually prevent the deterioration of your jawbone.
Normally, the roots of your teeth stimulate the constant regrowth and maintenance of the bone tissue in your jaw. When you lose a tooth and the root is no longer there, this process comes to a halt. In time, the bone begins to resorb, causing it to become thinner and weaker. Eventually, your other teeth begin to tilt and become loose and can also fall out, creating a cycle. Dental implant surgery can help remedy the situation.
Think about how children mimic someone who has lost their teeth: They pull their lips and cheeks in to imitate a “sunken” appearance. This sunken appearance is from diminished bone.
The biocompatible posts of dental implants function in the same way as natural tooth roots, allowing the natural cycle of bone tissue maintenance to continue as it is supposed to.
Schedule with Dental Implant Dentist Dr. Cassidy Bray, DDS Today
What do dental implants cost? Call Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Today to discuss possible costs, go over tooth replacement options, or to schedule an evaluation with High Point dentist Dr. Cassidy Bray.