Dental Implants  Charlotte, NC

Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth at Scott A. Young DDS

Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, offers dental implants as a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants provide a foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth designed to match your natural teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth, ensuring dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Natural Look and Feel: Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike tooth-supported bridges, dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, preserving more of your own teeth.
  • Durability: Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Improved Comfort: Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Q: Am I a candidate for dental implants?

A: Most people who are healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Q: How successful are dental implants?
A: Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: Most people who have received dental implants say there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
Q: How do I care for my dental implants?
A: Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.

Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation

Considering dental implants? Contact Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, to schedule a consultation. We're here to answer your questions and determine if dental implants are the right option for you. Call us at (704) 541-5900 or visit our website for more information.

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