Southeast Smiles
910 South College Rd
Wilmington North Carolina 28403
Tel: 910-859-7529
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Information About Dental Implants

Dental Implants are the best option to replace missing, decayed or broken teeth. With unmatched strength and versatility, they have quickly become the preferred dental procedure for the replacement of teeth among both dentists and patients. A dental implant anchors a dental crown to your jaw by fusing a root into the bone at the site of your missing tooth. The end result of a dental implant is a fully-functional replacement tooth that is just as strong as your natural teeth. Dr. Panchal will carefully shape, size and color your dental crown so it flawlessly matches your smile.

Why Would I Choose Dental Implants?

Even though dental bridges and dentures can also replace missing teeth, dental implants have several distinct advantages over those methods such as:

Bone Preservation – When a tooth’s natural root dies, the bone at the site of the missing tooth will eventually begin to recede and dissolve away. Dental implants prevent this from happening by placing an artificial tooth root, which stimulates new bone growth and helps preserve the structure of your jaw.

Adjacent Teeth Are Left Untouched – Dental bridges typically use “caps” on adjacent teeth to anchor your new tooth into place. This method requires trimming away a small amount of enamel to help the caps fit correctly. Implants leave your healthy natural teeth untouched.

Convenience – Dental implants do not require any special maintenance. Normal brushing, flossing, and teeth cleanings are all you need to care for your implants.

Long Lasting – With responsible care, your dental implants can potentially last a lifetime.

Dental implants can be used to anchor a single tooth, or multiple teeth. They can also be used to provide a more stable foundation for dental bridges and dentures.

Restoring Your Smile With Dental Implants

Anyone with missing teeth are candidates for dental implants, but certain medical conditions and health problems can make the process a little more difficult. After thoroughly examining your teeth and dental health, Dr. Panchal will help you understand what to expect from the dental implants process and discuss whether or not you are a dental implant procedure is the right course of action for you.

Southeast Smiles Family Dentist