Dentist in Greensboro, NC
Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS
2710 Henry St. Ste 104
Greensboro, NC 27405-4962

Phone (336) 375-1825

What are Dental Implants?
By Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS
August 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Find out if this lifelong tooth replacement could be right for you.

Tooth loss happens to millions of Americans and you could be one of them. If you are an adult who just recently lost a permanent tooth youdental implants may be trying to figure out the best option for getting your smile back. We understand that nothing is more important than filling that gap left by your missing tooth and getting a restoration that you love, and our Greensboro, NC, dentist Dr. Michelle Mottinger might just have the restoration you’ve been searching for.

What are dental implants?

While an implant may not look like another special—it is just a small metal post, after all—it can do amazing things for someone dealing with tooth loss. This is because once the implant is placed within the jawbone it works its magic, becoming a stable and permanent foundation from which to support a false tooth. While dental bridges have to be fixed in place using the support of natural teeth and dentures often use attachments or natural suction to stay put, dental implants are the only tooth replacement that natural bond with the oral tissue and jawbone.

It’s important to understand that the implant itself is not the crown of your new tooth; it isn’t the part that everyone will see. The implant is just the foundation from which to support a false tooth (or, in some cases, false teeth). Implants boast a very high success rate because they are made from biocompatible titanium, which means that natural bone and tissue aren’t likely to reject the implant once it’s placed.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

The biggest benefit of dental implants is that they truly feel just like a real tooth. While you know that you have an implant you certainly won’t feel a difference between the way your implant and the rest of your natural teeth function. Plus, because the implant and jawbone naturally meld together this is a tooth replacement that you’ll have for a very long time. With the proper oral hygiene and maintenance in place, you could have your implant for the rest of your life.

Here are some other benefits you’ll enjoy when you get dental implants in Greensboro, NC:

  • Restored chewing and speech (eat all those favorite foods again without the worry)
  • Prevent jawbone loss and changes in your facial structure
  • Prevent teeth from shifting into the gap left over by your missing tooth
  • Bolster self-confidence in your appearance
  • Easy maintenance and care of your tooth replacement

Are you ready to take the next step and get your tooth loss under control? If you said “yes” then there’s no better time than now to call our Greensboro, NC, dental office and schedule a consultation with us. Discover what your smile could look like with dental implants.