If you’re interested in replacing missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution for you. At the Charlotte Dental Implant Center, Ramesh Sunar, DMD provides dental implants to restore and enhance the smile of his patients. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Sunar and his team specializes in implant dentistry; the most durable, long-lasting tooth replacement option. To learn more, call the office or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation today.
Dental implants are small metal posts or frames that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Once an implant has been placed, it is used to support natural-looking prosthetic teeth that improve your smile.
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants are sturdy, durable, and long-lasting. They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
Generally, first Dr. Sunar applies a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. He then uses a dental drill to surgically insert the implant into the desired, pre-planned location.
Once the implant has been placed, a process called osseointegration begins. This refers to the natural melding of the implant to your jawbone. Typically, osseointegration takes a few months. During this time, Dr. Sunar can fit you with a temporary restoration affixed to the implant and can monitor your progress.
When your implant is ready and has become fused to your jawbone, you return to the office for a second visit to have your crown or bridge attached to your implant in a routine procedure.
Yes, there are different types of dental implants. At the Charlotte Dental Implant Center, Dr. Sunar offers a variety of implant restorations, including:
If you’re missing a single tooth, an implant can be used to fill that gap in your smile. With a single tooth implant, you can replace the missing tooth without sacrificing any of the structural components of the surrounding teeth.
If you’re missing numerous teeth, sets of implants can be used to replace them. Depending on the size of the gap in your smile, a single implant or multiple implants may be used to support prosthetic teeth, a crown, or a bridge.
These implants, which are also called anterior implants, are used to replace visible front teeth. This type of implant restoration involves a slightly more detailed procedure, due to the sensitive bone and tissue.
If you take excellent care of your implant restoration, there’s no reason it can’t last a lifetime. Make sure to treat it like you would a natural tooth and brush and floss regularly. Also, make sure to maintain regular visits with Dr. Sunar for general upkeep. As your mouth naturally changes, your implant may need minor alterations from time to time.
To schedule an implant consultation at Charlotte Dental Implant Center, call the office or use the online booking tool today.