Find out how dental implants function similarly to real teeth.
Whether you are looking to replace one, several or all of your teeth, dental implants offer a realistic and long-term solution for regaining a confident smile. These artificial tooth roots are placed into the jawbone where they naturally integrate with the bone and tissue to support a false tooth for decades.
Read on to learn how the dentists here at Upwards Dental in both Flat Rock and Asheville, NC, use dental implants to restore patients' smiles.
How do dental implants work?
The implant is typically made up of three different parts,
- The implant: a metal post or screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone where your missing tooth used to be
- The abutment: a component that attaches to the top of the implant and serves to connect the implant with the false tooth (sometimes the abutment is already built into the implant, but many times the abutment must be placed separately)
- The crown: the custom false tooth, usually made from porcelain or ceramic, is cemented into place over the abutment
Dental implants are a great option for most healthy adults, no matter whether they want to replace a single tooth or a full arch. Even if you still have some healthy natural teeth you can still be a good candidate for implants.
How long does it take to get implants?
This is something that will vary from patient to patient. With traditional dental implants, it can take six months or more to obtain your full restoration. This will depend on several factors including your age, how quickly your mouth heals after surgery, and how many implants you are receiving.
Given the unique qualities of each case, we are happy to give you a projected timeline during your consultation.
Need dental work? Give us a call
If you’re looking for a dentist in either Flat Rock or Asheville, NC, that can offer you dental implants call Upward Dental today. We have two offices in Asheville and one in Flat Rock—dial (828) 251-1399 for the Biltmore Avenue office, (828) 251-5800 for the Chestnut Street office, or (828) 595-9177 for the Hendersonville office.