Harrell Dental Implant Center in Charlotte understands how much you rely on your smile — especially during the festive holiday season. As you check your Christmas party look in the mirror are you happy with the smile you see reflected back? Between the family gatherings, workplace parties and Christmas visits with friends, it’s a guarantee that someone will be ready with the camera. The question is: Will you be ready too? If the answer is no due to missing or damaged teeth, we can help.
Let’s start with a closer look at single dental implant therapy:
What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant over a bridge?
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.
Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, a single implant can be more esthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge. Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. Resorbed bone beneath the bridge can lead to an unattractive smile. And, the cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge. Read more at Perio.org
Single Tooth Implants Can Fix Broken Teeth
Beyond the cost to your smile, ignoring cracked, chipped or broken teeth can be disastrous for your oral health. Avoid a dental emergency this season by letting Dr. Robert Harrell and his amazing team at HDIC replace your damaged tooth with a beautiful permanent implant.
Learn about the best ways to maintain a healthy smile below:
- Practice good oral hygiene – brush twice a day and floss once daily. Using interdental brushes, brushes that slide between teeth, can help clean the hard to reach areas around your implant.
- Quit smoking – smoking can weaken the bone structure and can contribute to implant failure.
- Visit your dentist – cleanings and exams every six months can help ensure your implant is in good condition, and that it stays that way.
- Avoid chewing on hard foods – don’t chew on hard items such as ice and hard candy because they can break the crown and your natural teeth. Read more at Colgate
Book Your Free Dental Implant Consultation Today
We are excited to show you the potential hiding within your current, problematic smile. Book your free, no obligation dental implant consultation and let 2019 be the year for your new gleaming grin. Give yourself the gift of healthy dentition and happy gums this year. Tis the season for shortbread, chocolate and scrumptious gingerbread. Don’t let missing teeth or the pain of damaged teeth cause you miss out on your favorite holiday treats. Call HDIC today to get the process started.
If you are ready for a smile upgrade, call Harrell Dental Implant Center and schedule your free consultation appointment. We will be happy to discuss the procedure options, answer your questions and show you why dental implants are the best choice for your smile.
Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on the website to make your appointment. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your implant is in place.