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Restoring Smiles With Dental Implants in Locust, NC

Full mouth reconstruction At Locust Family Dentistry in Locust, NC

Replace Damaged or Missing Teeth With Dental Implants in Locust

Dental implants are considered an excellent procedure to replace missing teeth. Implants’ major function is to serve as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth, such that your dentist can place a replacement tooth, such as a crown or bridge, over the implant. In this regard, dental implants are surgical fittings placed into the jawbone and left to fuse with the bone over time.

If you need to replace one or more missing teeth or require some support for your dentures or bridges, our dental implants in Locust may be the solution. At Locust Family Dentistry, we understand that tooth loss and missing teeth can impact your confidence and quality of life. Fortunately, our implants are effective and inconspicuous replacements for teeth that look and feel exactly like your natural teeth. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our dental implants and schedule a free consultation!

Tooth loss is a serious issue that affects the oral health of millions of people. Tooth loss can occur due to various reasons like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral trauma. Tooth loss can affect your confidence and quality of life if not properly addressed. 

At Locust Family Dentistry, we strive to rebuild this confidence and quality of life among our patients who are experiencing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral trauma and who need high-quality teeth replacement options. You may be a good candidate for our dental implants in Locust, NC if you: 

  • Need a permanent teeth replacement solution for damaged or missing teeth
  • Are at risk of jaw deterioration and need a proven way to improve your oral health
  • Want natural-looking replacements that prevent you from feeling self-conscious

Your teeth are designed in such a way that each tooth has its root. However, this doesn’t indicate you need a dental implant to replace each lost tooth. Here are a few things to note about how many teeth a dental implant can replace.

If you’re missing a tooth, then you only require one implant. Once the implant has completely bonded with the tissues around it, your dentist will place a crown to replace the lost tooth. Also, your dentist can use a single dental implant to replace two adjacent teeth. This will require fitting a two-unit restoration, of which one unit will contain a crown while the other will be a pontic (an artificial tooth attached to a crown).

For patients missing three or more teeth in a row, you may need just two implants to replace all of them. Dr. Zeitouni or Dr. Maxhuni will place an implant on each gap except for the middle gap. The implant will support crowns, while the crowns will support one to three pontics. This indicates that as few as two crowns can replace at least five teeth.

Furthermore, if you have lost every tooth on an arch, you can replace all with as few as four dental implants. Our Locust dentist uses a dental implant placement technique called All-on-4 to place the implants at strategic positions in the jaw. 

However, the number of implants required to replace a tooth varies from patient to patient. Visit your dentist or schedule a consultation with Dr. Zeitouni or Dr. Maxhuni to determine the best course of treatment to replace your missing tooth and restore your smile.

Dental implants are known to last up to an average of 10 to 30 years, indicating that they are durable and can last a long time. Dental implants are very durable due to the materials they are composed of. It consists of an implant root made of titanium, an abutment, and a crown. 

Dr. Zeitouni or Dr. Maxhuni will surgically place the implant in the jaw bone. Since titanium is a biocompatible material that fuses with the bone, the implant root will form a solid bond with your jawbone. Once they are perfectly fused, the implant can last for many years.

It’s worth noting that you will be making a lifetime investment in your dental health when you get a dental implant.

Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for our dental implants, our Locust dentists, Dr. Wael Zeitouni and Dr. Enes Maxhuni, will begin creating your brand-new teeth by taking an impression of your mouth. Afterward, you’ll receive a tooth replacement that looks and feels exactly like your natural teeth. 

You’ll have a natural-looking smile after the dental implant procedure. Following the procedure, you’ll need to undergo a short recovery period, after which our dentists will place your new prosthetic. 

Among the biggest advantages of getting dental implants is that you don’t need to worry about cavities. Teeth that are restored with implants don’t develop cavities and never decay like natural teeth. So long as you maintain good oral hygiene and keep brushing and flossing your surrounding teeth, you’ll have a confident new smile that you can be proud of! 

Achieve a beautiful smile with confidence and get your Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Locust, NC today!



American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
North Carolina Dental Society

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