Dental Implants in Mooresville, NC

Missing teeth can make daily activities harder and lead to decreased self-esteem. Fortunately, Curtis Family Dentistry offers several great options for replacing missing and damaged teeth, including dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace one single tooth or many missing teeth, depending on the patient’s needs. To learn more about our dental implant services or schedule an implant consultation, please contact our office!

The Dental Implant Process

Every dental implant placement begins with a small incision in the gums to gain access to the jawbone. Then, a small hole is carefully drilled into the jawbone, and the implant is placed. Over the next several weeks, the gums will heal, and an important process called osseointegration will occur, which is when the implant fuses with the jawbone. We will then create a custom crown to attach to the implant that will be designed to blend in naturally with the surrounding teeth, place the crown, and make any necessary adjustments.

Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants are a great option for patients who want a restoration that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Since implants are placed in the jawbone, they help support a strong and healthy jawbone, which also helps to maintain the natural shape of the face. Dental implants can also be treated just like natural teeth; all they need is to be brushed and flossed regularly. Implants do require the patient to be in general good health and have sufficient jawbone tissue before they can be placed, otherwise, patients run the risk of experiencing dental implant failure.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are famous for being incredibly durable and stable restorations. While the crown on an implant will typically last as long as a regular dental crown, or 10 to 15 years, the titanium implant itself will most likely last for many decades or even a lifetime. If the crown on your dental implant ever becomes worn down or your implant feels a little loose, our team also offers dental implant restoration services, and we can quickly and effectively repair or replace your dental implant so that it looks and feels like new again!

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