September 1, 2017
Ready or not, summer is drawing to a close. And with the end of summer comes countless Labor Day celebrations, complete with some famous North Carolina barbecue. But if you are missing teeth, you might be missing out.
Whether you are avoiding Aunt Jean’s famous spicy red slaw or just the bowl of plain potato chips, you are feeling a loss that extends beyond your teeth. And when it is time to take the annual Labor Day picnic photo, we’re sure your lips are sealed.
Between the physical limitations and the emotional toll of missing teeth, you need a long-term solution that looks and feels real. If you are longing for stress-free barbecue and vacations full of smiles, dental implants from Appalachian Dental Care can provide you an immediate solution with lasting results.
What are dental implants? We’re glad you asked! Read on for how this technology can give you a new smile in Boone, NC in as little as one day.
Learn More About Dental Implants
When you hear the term “implant,” your first thought may be of something unnatural. But that is not the case. A dental implant is an artificial root, but it is made of titanium (a metal that is super durable and gets along well with the tissue in your body). At our Boone, NC office we will place the titanium rod in your mouth so that your jawbone will grow around it like the root of a natural tooth. Unlike traditional dentures, implants do not require adhesive.
So if the implant is the root, what goes on top of it? First comes an abutment, which is a screw-like piece that will connect your new tooth to its titanium root and support your crown or dentures. Next comes your replacement tooth.
You have multiple options when it comes to your new teeth. First are permanent crowns. These tooth-colored caps can preserve a tooth that does not need to be pulled. They can also serve as an artificial tooth. Either one will behave as a fully-functioning tooth.
If you need an entire row of teeth replaced, we’ve got you covered. Ease your anxiety by opting for our implant-retained dentures, which will not slip or fall out like traditional ones sometimes do.
Choose Dental Implants for a Natural Feel and Look
Now that you know what dental implants are, let’s talk about why they are the superstars in the world of replacement teeth.
- Titanium is a body-friendly metal that has been used in everything from false eyes to toe implants. It is considered the most biocompatible metal due to its ability to hold up inside your body and fuse to bone. It will behave just like a real root, which will keep your jaw healthy.
- Dental implants can last upwards of 25 years. You can have them inserted and treat them like regular teeth. They might even last the rest of your life!
- Enjoy all your favorite foods. Red slaw? Check. Potato chips? Check. Barbecue? You bet! Dental implants can handle any biting and chewing you want to throw at them. They behave just like normal teeth!
- They also look just like normal teeth. You will want to flash your new ivories wherever you go because your custom-created implants will look like your own real smile.
Walk Out with a New Smile Today
With all this talk of tooth replacements and artificial roots, you might think this process could take weeks. After all, we might need to extract some of your teeth first, which could take weeks to heal. Following that, you could wait months for your crowns or dentures as your gums recover from receiving implants. Now add in the headache of trying to match your schedule to ours, taking time off work, and living with a half-done smile!
You are ready for your implants, and you’re ready for them now. You don’t want to wait any longer, and we don’t want to make you wait. If you do not want to spend several weeks on your implants, you can take advantage of our Same-Day Smile treatment.
We use CEREC technology in our office, which means we can produce three-dimensional images of your teeth and create your replacement crowns or dentures in one appointment. With a unique implant that doesn’t require an extended healing time, we can remove, implant, and replace teeth in one visit.