If you have many failing and missing teeth or wear dentures, you are most likely experiencing situations every day that leave you feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed. Today, with the option of dental implants, you can put all these limitations and discomforts in the past for good! Dental implants make it possible to live a healthy, confident life with solutions ranging from implant supported dentures in Charlotte, NC to permanent All-on-4® full mouth dental implants. Your options for replacing missing teeth are numerous, each with its own advantages, drawbacks, and costs. Knowing your goals for treatment and what to expect can help you determine which solution is best for you. At Charlotte Dental Arts, our implant dentist provides all these dental implant treatments to restore your smile, health, and quality of life!
Comparing Fixed Teeth Vs. Removable
In general, you have two options for replacing your teeth: fixed and removable. You’re aware of dentures, which is the bottom tier of tooth replacement. These artificial teeth are set on an acrylic base that fits over your gums. They return minimal function and will eventually become loose and ill-fitting as your jaw changes shape. A functional upgrade, implant supported dentures in Charlotte, NC are stabilized by two or more dental implants and consist of a removable acrylic denture that may crack or fracture over time. Full mouth dental implants consist of a fixed prosthetic bridge of teeth supported by four dental implants. This solution, known as All-on-4, restores over 98% of natural function with teeth precision-crafted to look, feel, and function like the real thing. You can eat without limitations, enhance your quality of life, and talk, laugh, and smile confidently! We encourage you to consider all your options, then schedule a consultation to receive an evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
Our treatment process is straightforward and efficient. You’ll first complete a personalized consultation and evaluation with our implant dentist in Charlotte, NC. Next, if necessary, you’ll undergo preparatory treatments like tooth extraction, bone grafting, or gum disease therapy to establish proper oral health and a strong foundation for new teeth. As a fully digital practice, we utilize state-of-the-art virtual planning software to map out your dental implant placement with extreme precision and accuracy. We complete your dental implant surgery right in our office at the utmost in quality, safety, and comfort.
Your implant surgery is exacting with help from guided technology and will be completed in just a few hours while you’re comfortably under sedation. In many cases, we can provide a provisional or modify your denture at the time of surgery, so you’ll have functional teeth as you heal. When this recovery phase is complete, your final set of teeth will be precision-crafted to meet your exact specifications to optimize long-term function and aesthetics. Once this restoration is attached to the implants, you can experience better function, greater confidence, and a better quality of life—for life!
Thanks to Dr. Porter I love my smile. I was so scared to get an implant and crown on my front teeth. Dr. Porter was super patient and really listened to my concerns. Wonda and staff took great care of me throughout the very long process. The results are just amazing and I couldn't be happier. Thank you!
My family and I have been patients of Dr. Porter for over twenty-five years. We have used Charlotte Dental Arts for all our dental needs including dental implants, Invisalign and regular teeth cleanings. They have all the latest technology, and we feel confident we are getting the best care. Dr. Porter and his staff are so friendly and professional. We highly recommend Charlotte Dental Arts!
Ed Porter has a fabulous team. Incredibly thorough - from simple cleanings to major dental work/restorations. They have been like a family to us for over 15 years. They have corrected bites, constructed implants, taken out wisdom teeth and whitened smiles. We trust them implicitly.