If you’ve been struggling with embarrassment, trying to conceal a missing tooth, you don’t have to keep it to yourself any longer. Many people have lost teeth, and it’s not always due to poor oral hygiene. No why you may have lost teeth, Dr. Richard W. VanGurp at VanGurp Dentistry at the Aboretum in Charlotte, NC can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the modern tooth replacement method recommended by thousands of dentists.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually replace your missing tooth with a prosthetic tooth. A titanium implant is surgically embedded into the jawbone and replaces the root of a natural tooth. Then, an artificial tooth — a crown — is mounted on the top of the implant. The crown is made to resemble your existing natural teeth and will blend in completely. Once your implant site has healed from the surgery, you should be able to use your new implant exactly the same as you would your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options like dentures, dental implants are used and cleaned just like your natural teeth. Since they are permanently attached to your mouth, you will never have to remove the implant for cleaning. You will still brush and floss around your implant normally, as implants do not require any special cleaning. Nobody will know you had a dental implant installed unless you told them.
Implants can help you feel better about your oral health as well. When a permanent tooth is lost and that space remains open, jawbone tissue can erode, actually changing the shape and the structure of your mouth and stability of your bite and eventually giving your mouth a sunken-in appearance. Dentures do not address this as they do not bond with your jawbone tissue, stimulating growth and renewal. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth in addition to the crown, preserving your jawbone structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health and you will want the best possible dentist to manage that investment. Dr. VanGurp in Charlotte, is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life. Dr. Van Gurp is a graduate of The University of North Carolina Dental School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A Dean’s List student while attending Dental School, Dr. Van Gurp was awarded membership into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Fraternity − one of the highest awards given in dentistry. Call (704) 209-9606 or contact us online to schedule your comprehensive consultation and start restoring your smile and confidence today.