Does your smile have gaps and spaces? Have you lost one or more permanent teeth? Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they serve as anchors for replacement teeth. They are made of titanium, which is compatible with the human body. Dental implants in Davidson, North Carolina, may be for you if you are self-conscious because of missing teeth, wear uncomfortable dentures, or do not feel comfortable with removing tooth structure to place a bridge.
During the implant procedure, Dr. Michael B. Wilhite surgically places the implant post in your jawbone. When your jaw is healing, the bone will grow around the implant, holding it in place. Depending on your individual needs, our dentist may wait until the healing process (which may last several months) is complete before attaching replacement teeth to the implant. Some patients, however, can have the implant and replacement tooth (implant restoration) placed in the same visit. Our dentist will custom make the restoration for you to ensure it fits comfortably and aesthetically. Once the false tooth is ready, our dentist will attach a connector post to the implant, and the false tooth is then attached to this post.
We welcome you to contact Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to learn more about implants and to schedule a consultation!