The Power of Dental Implant Solutions
Do you suffer from one or more missing teeth? Are missing teeth making speaking, eating, and smiling difficult? Dental implants might be the solution. Dental implants are lifelike restorations that look and act like real teeth. They use biocompatible titanium fixtures as a foundation, which fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This ensures they stay securely in your mouth.
Your restoration piece, the replacement for your missing teeth, will be attached to the fixtures by an abutment, or the connector piece. These restorations can be customized to mimic your natural smile.
Dental implants offer better protection against tooth loss related health issues than non-implant options. If you’re one of the more than 178 million Americans suffering from tooth loss, Dr. Stovall can offer a variety of implant solutions.
For patients missing one tooth or who have lost one tooth in multiple areas, Dr. Stovall recommends a single implant topped with a porcelain crown for restoration. Your crown will be customized to match your natural teeth, so no one will notice the difference.
If you’re missing multiple adjacent teeth, you can save time and money by receiving an implant supported bridge. An implant supported bridge is a singular restoration piece supported by one implant on each end.
Implants provide stronger support for the restoration than your nearby teeth would. Using implants for support also saves nearby teeth from shaving, a process which could increase your risk of infection and decay. Like porcelain crowns, implant supported bridges are customized to blend in seamlessly with your natural smile.
Because an implant supported bridge requires fewer implants, you can enjoy a lower treatment cost and a faster recovery time than if you chose singular implants to replace each tooth.
Today, dentures are made to look better than ever, but they still require messy adhesives and suction to stay put. Overtime, dentures can become less stable and less comfortable. If you’re enjoying your dentures but want a better fit, we can turn them into implant supported dentures.
Also called overdentures, this restoration is attached to implants. Because they’re permanently attached to implants, they’ll stay firmly in your mouth, so you don’t have to worry about them coming loose or falling out at inopportune moments.
Using your previous dentures can save you time and money because new dentures won’t have to be made. You also won’t need to take your dentures out to clean them. Just practice proper at home dental hygiene and attend regular dental exams at our Goldsboro office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose implants over non-implant bridges and dentures?
While dentures and bridges can offer some relief from the symptoms of tooth loss, they can’t offer the benefits implant solutions can. Dental implants can:
- Mimic the roots of teeth and prevent jawbone loss
- Last twenty years to a lifetime with proper dental hygiene
- Save you money in the long run
- Permanently stay rooted to your jaw without adhesives
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants tend to cost more than non-implant restorations. However, at Stovall Dental, we believe the multiple benefits of dental implants make them well worth the expense.
We encourage you to contact your dental insurance provider beforehand and ask if your plan will cover some or all of the cost of your implants. We also offer financing options to patients who are looking to make their dental implants more affordable.
How will I know which implant solution is right for me?
Before you undergo any procedure, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Stovall. They’ll examine your mouth, review your medical history, and discuss your smile goals with you so you can make an informed decision about which implant solution is right for you.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Stovall, call our Goldsboro office by dialing (919)-583-7081 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Implant Solutions From Stovall Dental for Healthy, Sturdy Smiles
No matter what kind of tooth loss you’re dealing with, Doctors Stovall and their highly trained dental team can determine the best solution for your individual needs. Your smile is one of the first things people will notice, so make sure you keep it bright and strong with one of our permanent, implant solutions.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Stovall, call our Goldsboro office at (919)-583-7081. You can also get in touch by filling out our convenient online contact form featured below and we’ll get back to you shortly.