Learn about Dental Implants in Cary by Park West Dental
Park West Dental provides several restorative options to replace for missing teeth, including dental implants. While removable prostheses like dentures can leave much to be desired in terms of comfort and durability, Dr. Mark A. Jones offers an alternative to traditional dentures with implants and the prostheses they support.
Dental Implant Basics
Dental implants serve as artificial roots for replacement teeth. Implant posts are crafted from titanium, a highly durable material known for integrating into bone. Once the implants are placed in jaw arches, the osseointegration process provides a level of stability that is second only to the roots of natural teeth.
Once the implant is fully integrated, an abutment and any one of the following dental prostheses is attached to the implant to replace missing teeth:
• Crowns and Bridges — a porcelain crown or a porcelain fixed bridge can be used to replace a single tooth or a row of missing teeth, respectively. The porcelain material matches the color and sheen of naturally healthy teeth, so implants are rarely noticeable.
• Permanent Upper and Lower Dentures — if a full arch of teeth is missing, an implant-supported denture can replace all teeth with as few as four implants. Unlike removable dentures, permanent dentures neither slip nor require adhesive to stay in place.
Advantages of Implants
Traditional dentures and partials often result in slippage, adhesive hassles, and bite problems, By comparison, dental implants are more secure and enable the wearer to eat almost anything without complication. Other advantages of dental implants and the prosthetic restorations they support include a more beautiful, natural looking smile, improved confidence, and—most importantly—longevity. Implants that properly integrate into the jaw can last a lifetime, and implant restorations can last for years, so long as proper oral hygiene is maintained.
Should the crown, bridge, or denture be damaged, however, Park West Dental is skilled in repairing and replacing implant-supported prostheses.
Schedule Your Appointment in Cary NC
If you are looking for dental implant restorations to replace missing teeth, call Park West Dental today to schedule your appointment. Our Cary, NC dental office is conveniently located 5 miles from the Raleigh-Durham airport, just around the corner from Park West Village Plaza; Dr. Mark A. Jones and his friendly, experienced staff proudly serve Cary with implant dentistry from this location. To find out more, contact us today!
We gladly accept any new patients from nearby Morrisville, North Carolina as well!