Dental Implants in Waxhaw, NC
If You’re Looking to Have a Dental Implant Procedure in Waxhaw, NC, Call Waxhaw Dental Center.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Dental implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore your smile! Dental implants are stable and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear at our Waxhaw, NC office.
There are various types of dental implant procedures, in our Waxhaw, NC office we provide the following implant procedures.
Mini Dental Implants
Often done in a single visit to our Waxhaw, NC office, mini dental implants are a new and low-cost way to secure your dentures, at less than half the cost of traditional dental implants! Even patients who have been told they aren’t candidates for traditional implants may benefit from mini implants. In some cases, your existing dentures can be used, making this implant procedure even more affordable.
Implant-supported bridges utilize dental implants instead of crowns or other frameworks. The dental implants are positioned into your jaw, forming a solid anchor as the bone and metal implant fuse together over time. Normally one implant is surgically positioned for each missing tooth, then these implants keep your bridge in the correct position. Your bridge is then created to match the color, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth. Your new Implant-supported bridge is then attached to the implants. Regarded as the most stable bridge option, an Implant-supported bridge usually involves 2 surgeries to complete this process. First you will have the implants positioned in your jawbone and then a second surgery is needed to place the actual bridge on the implants. An Implant-supported bridge procedure will let you to enjoy a healthy new smile and renewed confidence in your bite.
Single Tooth Implant
By replacing a single tooth in our Waxhaw, NC office and you can avoid a conventional bridge and your adjacent teeth are preserved. Single-tooth implants do not decay or need root canal treatments and have the highest long-term success rates for replacing a single tooth. Enjoy your new tooth!
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
Bone grafting helps preserve your smile and the natural contour of your jaw by adding grafting material around gum disease-affected teeth or to places where tooth loss has occurred. Placing grafted material in areas of missing teeth strengthens and prepares the sites for dental implants. Rebuilding your bone in areas of deterioration provides a firm foundation to which your implants can fuse. When you lose an upper tooth, especially to gum disease, there may be little bone with which to work. A “sinus lift” can resolve that. During a sinus lift, a small opening is made in the sinus above the roots of the affected tooth to form a small, balloon-like space where your dentist will place the composite to secure the implant.