Dental Implants in Apex, NC
One of the most innovative treatment procedures dentistry has to offer is dental implants.
Patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth can now replace them with an implant that closely mimics both the appearance and function of their natural tooth.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a highly successful treatment procedure because they replace both your root and your tooth.
Implants are made of titanium, which is biocompatible and integrates naturally with your bone and acts as your new root. The implant itself is placed into your bone during a simple surgical procedure, and then it is given time to heal and integrate with your bone over a period of 4 to 6 months.
After the healing process is completed, Dr. Cordes will design your new crown to complete your smile flawlessly. Your new tooth will function as your natural tooth did, so you’ll be eating and chewing with ease again. You’ll also be able to brush and floss as you were used to, which makes your implant simple to care for.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Implant?
When you lose a tooth, your oral health is at risk. This is because your bone begins to deteriorate without a tooth to support, and your teeth will start shifting without a replacement. Lack of bone can result in more tooth loss while shifting teeth cause bite misalignment.
A dental implant protects your bone from deterioration and it also restores your beautiful smile.
Dental implants are also more cost effective than other treatments in the long term because they can potentially last for a lifetime with the right home care and regular checkups. Other tooth replacement options don’t provide that type of longevity and will have to eventually be replaced.
Will Dental Implants Work for Me?
Implants need a couple of factors in place in order to ensure their success. These are:
- The patient has enough healthy bone present to properly support the implant.
- The patient is in good overall health.
- The patient doesn’t smoke and has healthy gums.
Dr. Cordes can determine if implants are the right treatment for you during a consultation and thorough examination. If you move forward with dental implants, Dr. Cordes can perform both the implant placement surgery and restoration of your implant crown. Patients take comfort in the fact that they will be working with the same team they trust throughout their entire procedure.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and whether they’re right for your needs, give us a call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cordes.