Are you looking for a natural and permanent solution for replacing your missing teeth? Have you heard about dental implants? Quickly becoming the leading treatment option for missing teeth, dental implants can be used to replace one, or all of your missing teeth and offer many benefits for your oral health and quality of life. Durham, NC restorative and cosmetic dentist Dr. Brent Blaylock provides dental implant services so his patients may enjoy a lifetime of functional, healthy and beautiful smiles.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are a tiny biocompatible titanium post that gets surgically implanted into your jaw. The post fuses with your bone creating a stable and long lasting bond that supports natural growth. Once healed, the post is capped with a prosthetic tooth (crown, bridge, denture) creating a natural and functional smile.
Are dental implants better than dentures?
Dentures are a viable missing tooth replacement option for many patients. With the growing use of dental implants, dentures can now be permanently secured with dental implants. Dental implant secured dentures help patients avoid the embarrassment and hassle of slippage associated with traditional dentures. If you have an existing denture that is ill-fitted, ask Dr. Blaylock how dental implants could help.
Do dental implants require special care?
Dental implants require healthy gums and bone to last long term. But, so do your natural teeth, dental implants require no more care than your natural smile. Dental implants require daily brushing, flossing, and regular oral check-ups at our Durham dentist office, just like your natural teeth do!
Will others be able to tell I have dental implants?
Chances are, you will be the only one who knows you have implants. With advancements in dental technology, fake teeth are more natural looking and feeling than ever. Your dental implant will be covered with a dental crown, bridge or denture depending on your personal treatment plan. Your restoration is made from professional grade ceramic that reflects light like natural teeth and can be color matched to your existing smile for beautiful results.
Schedule A Consultation
Whether you have one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, it is important to have them replaced as soon as possible. Early treatment can help avoid the development of advanced dental and health concerns associated with dental implants. Contact our Durham dentist office or schedule your consultation online. Dr. Blaylock and our dental care team will help you start your journey towards a natural and beautiful smile.