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Don't Let a Lost Tooth Haunt Your Smile
By Biltmore Dental Group
November 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

How the dentists at Biltmore Dental Group can help restore your smile with dental implantsdental implants

Dr. Barry Duncan, Dr. Alexander Pence and Dr. Milton Poulos, your Asheville, NC, dentists, know the importance of a smile. Learn more about why dental implants are crucial.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting state-of-the-art dental implant is straightforward. Your dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and places a titanium post beneath the gumline in the jawbone.

No need to worry about the titanium post because it is biocompatible; your body will not reject it.

Afterwards, your Asheville doctor will seal the area and give you a temporary crown. The titanium post will need to osseointegrate, which takes three to six months. This process simply means the titanium post will fuse with the bone, giving your jawbone the strength it needs.

When you come back, the temporary crown is removed. Your doctor will re-open the area, install an abutment and place your permanent, custom-made crown on top of the abutment.

Advantages of dental implants

Not having to worry about gaps in your teeth is definitely an advantage, but here are some more advantages that dental implants provide:

  • A dental implant can restore one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
  • They can restore bite and chewing function.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place.
  • The dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • They have a 95 percent success rate
  • Dental implants restore single missing teeth, several missing teeth or all your teeth.

For more information in regards to getting dental implants, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Duncan, Dr. Pence and Dr. Poulos. Their office is conveniently located in Asheville, NC, and can be reached at (828) 665-1111.