Dental Implants Cary, NC
Learn more about the best dental implants Cary, NC can offer!
If you’ve suffered tooth loss as a result of an accident, tooth decay, or gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis), you should contact us at our Cary, NC dentistry practice today. At our office, dental implants are a specialty. Cary NC dental implants lay the foundation for your replacement teeth, so if you are considering dentures or permanent tooth replacement procedures, you will most likely also need to consider implants. We pride ourselves on offering excellent dental implant procedures that will empower you to maintain a full and healthy looking smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants mimic the oral structures that hold your natural teeth in place. Titanium anchors are attached to your jawbone, and these anchors eventually fuse with the bone structure in your mouth. Once fused, you can undergo other cosmetic and restorative dental procedures while maintaining the appearance of naturally preserved and aesthetically pleasing dental health. With implants, your dentist literally lays the foundation for your replacement teeth. Here in Cary, NC dental implants are used to secure the following restorative dental procedures:
- Dental bridges
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
Why Would I Need Dental Implants?
We recommend dental implant procedures to our patients if they are missing teeth or if they are experiencing a serious condition that will inevitably lead to tooth loss. If the roots of your teeth are infected, or if your teeth have already fallen out and you are seeking replacements, then you may need implants. If you recently lost a tooth and want a replacement, we may strongly suggest that you receive a dental implant as one of the first steps in your restorative treatment. Our Cary, NC dental implants are integral to securing many durable teeth replacement treatments, and at our dentistry office in Cary, NC, we will very possibly prescribe dental implant treatment if you are considering a replacement tooth procedure. Implants have helped thousands of patients effectively mitigate the adverse effects of their unfortunate oral circumstances.
Dental implants provide a number of unique benefits, including:
- Permanently improved appearance.
- Clearer speech – When dentures are inserted without an oral implant, your replacement teeth can move within your mouth, causing mumbling or slurred speech.
- Sturdiness – Once implanted, a dental implant becomes a durable part of your jaw and oral structure. Implants are remarkably durable, and if properly taken care of, they will be a permanent improvement to your oral health.
- Improved oral health – Your oral health will improve immensely with dental implants. If you lose a tooth and do not replace it, you put yourself at further risk to develop oral health issues like infections and gum disease.
What To Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out
There are many situations that can arise that could result in a tooth getting knocked out. Some of the more common scenarios in which this could happen is due to a car accident, sports injury, slip and fall, or another kind of personal injury accident. It is estimated that more than five million teeth get knocked out each year in the United States, so it’s certainly worth providing information to people about what to do if this happens to them. The two determining factors in whether your tooth can be saved is how you take care of the tooth after it gets knocked out and how soon you see a dentist.
If you or someone you know has had a tooth knocked out and are considering dental implants in Cary, NC, you must act quickly and take the following steps:
Pick Up The Tooth By The Crown
Never pick up a tooth that was recently knocked out by the root. Only handle the tooth by the crown surface when picking it up. The root contains periodontal ligaments (fibers) that are imperative for healing. If the tooth is handled by the root, our hands may accidentally remove some of these fibers. Additionally, by touching the root with our fingers it introduces more bacteria to the area.
Rinse Off The Tooth and Store Appropriately
If the tooth is obviously soiled, rinse it briefly with tap water, but do not dry the tooth with a power or scrub it. Do not wrap the tooth in a cloth or tissue, instead, place it in a plastic container with whole milk, saliva, or saline solution until you have arrived at the dental office. Milk is a great option for storing knocked out teeth as it helps prevent the cells on the root surface from swelling up and bursting.
Visit Your Dental Office Immediately
You will need to see your dentist within two hours of the tooth being knocked out, as the tooth can only remain outside the gum line for a certain period of time before it “dies”. Your dentist can insert the tooth back into the gum socket safely, and then you will have to monitor it to see if it has tightened back into place within a few days. If the tooth doesn’t adhere back into the gum socket, then your dentist can discuss with you your options for replacing the tooth with a fake one.
What To Do About A Loose Tooth
Perhaps your tooth didn’t get knocked out entirely, but loosen within the gum socket. Your dentist can apply a splint to stabilize it until it can reattach. Your dentist may use a rigid dental material to bond over the enamel of the loose tooth and nearby teeth as the splint. It is important to see a dentist for a loose tooth because the tooth may need to be coaxed back into its proper positioning first. If it isn’t put back in place, it is possible it could fall out.
How Can I Undergo Treatment For Cary, NC Dental Implants?
Obtaining a dental implant in Cary, NC requires surgery, and thankfully our dentists have years of experience performing dental implant procedures. If your insurance is accepted at our office, and if you have recently lost a tooth or fear that you will lose a tooth, you should schedule an appointment with Alliance Dentistry to discuss if dental implants in Cary, NC are an appropriate aspect of your treatment.
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