Do you have missing permanent teeth? Are your lost teeth impacting your bite? Try dental implants. Implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and tooth crown. Dental implants are one of the most stable options for patients missing one or more permanent teeth. With implants and implant-secured restorations, patients can bite, chew, and speak with ease. Please contact Red Maple Dental if you need to restore your smile with dental implants in Asheville, NC. Dr. Shawna Hoffert and her team help patients restore the appearance and function of their teeth with implant treatment.
Q&A: Dental Implants in Asheville, NC
Learn more about implants and implant treatments with answers to these popular questions:
What are the benefits of implant treatment?
Dental implants and implant-secured restorations:
- Look and feel natural
- Blend in with the shade of the tooth enamel
- Help patients eat and speak
- Support the natural bone tissue
- Offer long-lasting solutions
Implants are durable restorations that can last for many years with the right care. They can renew patients confidence in their everyday life.
Why do dental implants fail?
The top causes of implant failure are decay or tobacco use. Patients who smoke or use tobacco products during their implant treatment are more likely to experience implant failure. Nicotine restricts the blood vessels. In turn, this lessens the amount of oxygen in the blood. With continual nicotine or tobacco use, patients are not able to heal from their implant treatment.
Are implant bridges and partial implant dentures the same?
Implants may be used to secure dental bridges and dentures. Dental bridges restore one or more consecutive lost teeth. Partial dentures also restore rows of missing teeth. However, partials may restore teeth in different areas of the smile. Dental bridges only restore a single row of lost permanent teeth.
Can I receive dental implants if I already have a dental bridge or denture?
Yes, we can help patients if they already have a dental restoration. Our office recommends implant-secured bridges and dentures over traditional options. If you have a removable denture or traditional bridge but want implants, our team can help. We will help determine if you require bone grading or sinus augmentation services to prepare your smile for implants. These treatments allow patients to become ideal candidates for implant treatment.
How long do dental implants last?
Implant crowns, dental bridges, and dentures may last 10 to 20 years. However, the implant posts themselves can last for decades with the right care. We encourage patients to visit our office on a regular basis so we can examine their smiles and ensure their implants are stable. Learning how to clean the implant crowns and other restorations also prevents implant failure and ensures that the implants last for many years.
Restore Your Smile Today
Do you want to replace missing permanent teeth? Call (828)-358-1925 or schedule a dental appointment with our team online. Please let Dr. Hoffert or a member of her team know if you have more questions about implant treatment. They will always be glad to help.