Dental Implants

Tooth Replacement Options in Waxhaw, NC

Dental implants, tooth replacementDental implants are an excellent option for replacement of missing or recently extracted teeth. Implants are incredibly successful, and have become the standard of care for many situations where teeth are missing. A dental implant is placed securely into the bone of your jaw. In time, the bone will attach around the implant, and implant will integrate into the bone, and serve as an anchor for a fixed bridge, dentures, or a single crown.

With dental implants, you will be able to eat what you like and speak with confidence.

  • Dental Implants may offer solutions for the patient:
  • who cannot chew comfortably and efficiently with conventional dentures
  • who has lost teeth and doesn’t want removable partial dentures
  • who has lost a single tooth and wants a single tooth implant rather than a bridge appliance
  • who is now wearing a partial or full denture, and would prefer a fixed bridge or fixed removable appliance

If you are missing teeth or have a denture you’re unhappy with, call our office today for a complimentary consultation.

Hybrid Dentures

Hate your dentures? Wish you could chew steak, apples, and nuts comfortably? Some of the most common complaints of denture wearers include, but are not limited to:

  • loose dentures
  • food doesn’t taste like it used to
  • unnatural esthetics
  • problems speaking
  • sore gums
  • decreased self-confidence
  • inability to eat the foods they love

If you suffer from any of the above – you are not alone. Wearing un-esthetic, ill-fitting, taste-inhibiting dentures is a problem of the past. We are now able to provide our patients with the solutions they have desired for years – and hybrid dentures may be the best solution.

Hybrid dentures are a cross between a regular denture and a fixed bridge. They replace missing teeth and gum tissue with a prosthetic attached to dental implants. These restorations are incredibly stable, secure, and highly esthetic, allowing our patients to enjoy any food (even steak, ice, and nuts) without risking the denture lifting or the discomfort of pinched gums, similar to your natural teeth. Additionally, the roof of the mouth is left uncovered and free to aid in normal taste and overall function, including speech.