Dental Implants

Why Choose a Dental Implant?

There are a bunch of good reasons!

  1. Implants can’t get cavities;
  2. No need to drill on adjacent teeth;
  3. They usually last many decades;
  4. It’s like getting a real tooth back;
  5. They can hold dentures in so you can smile and eat confidently;
  6. They can look and feel like completely natural teeth!

Eat Your Favorite Foods and Smile with Confidence

If you wear dentures, you probably get frustrated keeping your teeth in place.  Do you really like using the gooey paste or pads to keep them in, that you have to clean out every day and replace every day?  Especially lower dentures, as the bone shrinks and gets smaller and skinnier, those things just flop around, get really uncomfortable, and that makes it hard to eat, plus you hate feeling it flop around while you talk.

Did you know studies show that many denture wearers only end up wearing their dentures in public when necessary and throw them in the drawer most of the time?  Why?  Because they’re just uncomfortable, right?  How hard is it to chew steak or fresh vegetables with dentures?  Well, with dental implants to secure your denture, you can eat those foods no problems!

Are Dental Implants Expensive?

No doubt about it – dental implants are a long-term investment in your mouth.  However, because they usually last much longer than any other way to replace teeth, they are actually less expensive than dental bridges over time.

Do Dental Implants Look Natural?

When Tim first came to us, he knew he had a problem front tooth.  A crown done more than 35 years before had broken below the gum line and couldn’t be fixed.  As part of a team, Dr. Payet worked with an amazing periodontist and superb dental lab to place a dental implant, then custom-match new dental crowns to match his teeth.  Now Tim can smile and eat with total confidence again!

A dental implant and dental crowns for cosmetic dentistry by Charlotte dentist Dr. Payet