If you are missing one, two, or a complete arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw, we have good news! You don't have to live with an incomplete smile any longer. At Ruocco Dental, we can partner with a trusted oral surgeon and restore dental implants to help you enjoy a sturdy, beautiful, natural-looking smile once again. Dental implants in Waxhaw are the premiere option in tooth replacement -- keep reading to learn more about how they work, and whether or not dental implants are right for you.
Dental implants are a comprehensive tooth replacement method used to replace one or more teeth that have been lost to accident, injury, or dental disease.
Each dental implant is a tiny titanium post that is affixed to a handcrafted dental crown to imitate the appearance and feel of a natural tooth. Implants can also anchor a prosthetic such as a bridge or denture. With the security provided by several implant posts, your bridge or denture will simply snap on for a comfortable, secure smile.
If you are interested in dental implants, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office for an implant consultation. During this visit, your dentist in Waxhaw will evaluate your oral and overall health to consider your candidacy for the comprehensive tooth replacement (more on that below).
If we determine that you are eligible for the procedure, we will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon to place the implant post(s) during a short oral surgery. During a recovery period of four to six months, the titanium implant post(s) stimulate the growth of bone tissue and the implant and jaw fuse together. The result is a sturdy foundation for the new crown, bridge, or denture that will be affixed on top.
After the implant post and the jawbone have fully integrated, you will return to our Waxhaw, NC office for placement of the prosthetic. The result is a new tooth or set of teeth that function and look just like your natural smile!
Adult patients should be in good oral and overall health to undergo the procedure for dental implants. If you have had severe gum disease or have been missing teeth for many months, you may have experienced significant loss of bone and periodontal tissue that requires a bone graft procedure to add volume to the area. Additionally, patients who have diseases or health conditions affecting the immune system may be at a higher risk of implant failure.
The cost of an implant procedure depends on several factors, including how many teeth you need to have replaced, where in the jaw they are located, and whether you need to have a bone graft procedure performed first. The only way to know for sure how much your treatment will cost is to schedule an implant consultation with our team to discuss your case in full. Some dental insurance plans cover a portion of dental implant procedures, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our staff to find out if yours does, too.
Since opening our practice in 2005, Ruocco Dental has been a popular choice for people seeking a unique brand of personalized dentistry. Call today or visit our Waxhaw office, located just five miles south of Charlotte and convenient to residents of Weddington, Marvin, and Fort Mill. When you become one of our patients, you also become part of our family -- and we can’t wait to help you smile for life!