In some cases, dental implants are ideal for patients experiencing a less-than-perfect smile. At Asheville Dental, we recommend the procedure after a thorough discussion with patients who may be good candidates.
Dental implants are made of titanium and other materials compatible with the human body. Surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
People lose teeth for a variety of reasons during their lifetime. From infection to decay to injury, missing teeth are a cosmetic issue that leads to self-consciousness. Furthermore, gaps in the mouth can cause serious oral health problems, including bone loss, if not addressed.
Dental implants can also replace uncomfortable dentures and help you avoid crowns. Designed to blend in like your natural teeth, implants are a significant achievement in dentistry.
What Are the Benefits?
Dental implants prevent the shifting of your remaining natural teeth. This preserves your bite and the shape of your mouth, helping those with dental implants enjoy a diet without restrictions.
Additionally, implants help maintain bone tissue and promote new growth, preventing facial regression, reducing the risk of gum disease, and minimizing the loss of additional teeth.
Implants at Asheville Dental
If you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants are the most natural way to regain your smile. They don’t decay, and they have the potential to last a lifetime.
We take CT scans of your jaw and surgically place implants on the computer before we begin the procedure. We then make a small incision in the gums where we perform the surgery. This method minimizes post-operative pain and reduces the time needed for the gums to heal.
If you think you might need implants, we’re here to talk to you. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation!