Are you looking to replace any of your teeth with natural-looking restorations? If so, dental implants may be the perfect choice for you. Our highly qualified dentists at Stovall Dental have many years of experience restoring smiles using a wide variety of treatments. Discover which of our implant solutions is right for you.
Single Tooth Replacements
If you’re missing just one tooth, Dr. Stovall will use a single dental implant to replace it. This restoration consists of a titanium implant fixture, an abutment connecting piece, and a beautiful porcelain crown.
Single dental implants are color-matched to your existing teeth, so they’ll blend in flawlessly to complete your smile. It’ll look so natural that no one will know it’s artificial.
We offer implant-supported bridges for patients missing multiple teeth that are adjacent to each other. Dental implants will be placed on either side of your new restoration to support it. Implant-supported bridges are typically stronger than traditional dental bridges.
If your teeth aren’t adjacent to each other, Dr. Stovall will use multiple dental implants to replace each tooth.
Do you struggle with dentures that are constantly coming out or shifting around when you’re talking or eating? Dentures use adhesives and natural suction to remain in place. Over time, they tend to become less stable, causing pain and making it difficult to eat.
Today’s dentures are very attractive, but they rest on top of your gums, making them slippery and uncomfortable to wear. Fortunately, we have a solution for that. By securing your dentures directly to your gums with dental implants, we provide exceptional comfort and stability that you can’t get with regular dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are easy to maintain because they don’t require any adhesives to stay in place and they can be cleaned the same way as your natural teeth. Also known as overdentures, this treatment will help you feel more comfortable and confident in your smile while also allowing you to eat and speak without restrictions, the way you used to.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is an implant better than a bridge to replace a single tooth?
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth. This process can usually be completed in two visits and is initially less expensive than dental implants.
However, while a dental bridge may appear to be the more convenient and affordable single-tooth replacement option in the short term, the long-term benefits of dental implants make them a far superior option for most patients. Here are just a few of the many advantages of dental implants when compared to bridges:
- Dental implants are permanent and can last a lifetime. Dental bridges need to be replaced every 7-10 years. Over time, the cost of replacing bridges can exceed the cost of dental implants.
- Because implants are permanent, patients never need to worry about the inconvenience of having them replaced.
- Dental implants are the only form of tooth restoration that actively prevents jaw bone loss.
Are implant-supported dentures better than traditional dentures?
There are so many reasons you might prefer implant-supported dentures over traditional dentures for your smile restoration needs! The main advantages of dental implants compared to dentures are:
- Dental implants are permanent.
- Dental implants look and act like your natural teeth.
- Unlike dentures, dental implants can prevent jaw bone loss. Dentures can actually accelerate bone loss.
- Implants don’t need to be removed for cleaning.
- Implants don’t require messy adhesives.
- Dental implants will never slip out of place.
- Implant recipients don’t need to worry about the discomfort and embarrassment of ill-fitting dentures.
If you’re interested in learning more about our implant solutions, contact our office by calling (919) 583-7081 and a knowledgeable team member will be happy to answer your questions.
Contact Us to Start Your Smile Journey
If you need more information about any of our implant solutions, Dr. Stovall is happy to meet with you for a consultation. During that time she’ll answer any questions you have and suggest treatment for you.
Contact us at 919-583-7081 or fill out our contact form below to learn more about our stunning restoration options