Huntersville Dental Implants & Restoration at Keith Kye, DDS
Replacing teeth with dental implants is an excellent way to repair your smile and improve your oral health after accident, injury, or decay that has resulted in tooth loss. To ensure best results, implant placement and restoration are treatments that require the collaborative work of both a dentist and an oral surgeon or periodontist. At the Huntersville, NC dental office of Keith Kye, DDS, our Lake Norman dentist works closely with patients and fellow dental professionals to ensure you receive the right implant solution for your smile.
Why Dental Implants?
Compared to bridges and dentures, which do not last a life-time and may require routine repair, implants become a secure and integrated part of your smile that does not involve the same level of maintenance.
Bridges and dentures rest on existing teeth or soft tissue and can sometimes irritate or damage these oral structures. However, dental implants are completely independent replacements for teeth that have been knocked-out or were extracted. The body of an implant is a post that is surgically added to the jaw bone and supports any number of prosthetic teeth, ensuring that your new tooth or teeth stay in place and look and feel more like natural teeth.
Planning your Dental Implant Treatment
If you’re seeking implants to replace teeth that are missing from your smile, our office can help. Dr. Kye plans your implant treatment with a comprehensive oral health exam and digital dental X-rays to ensure that implants will best suit your needs. Ideal candidates for dental implants are those patients who have healthy jaw bone volume and are not exhibiting signs of advanced gum disease.
After planning your treatment, Dr. Kye works with a trusted local oral surgeon who will place the post or base of the implant. After placement, implants begin to naturally integrate with surrounding bone, much like your real tooth roots.
Completing your Smile with Implant Restoration
After implant surgery, the next step in the treatment process is the placement of the implant restoration at our Huntersville dental office. The type of restoration you recieve depends on the number of teeth that are being replaced. Patients missing only one tooth often receive a single dental crowns whereas patients with more extensive tooth loss may replace groups and whole arches of teeth with implant-supported bridges and dentures.
To promote the most natural-looking results, Dr. Kye frequently uses tooth-colored, all-ceramic materials. Because your prosthetics will be fixed to secure dental implants, you won’t have to worry about loose teeth or your dental work interfering with your ability to bite, chew, and speak normally. If, for any reason, your implant crown, bridge, or denture has been damaged or chipped, we can repair your new teeth by replacing the top prosthetic.
Learn More about Implant Dentistry in Lake Norman
If you have missing teeth and are looking for a reliable and long-lasting way to restore your smile, dental implants can provide the results you’re hoping for. To schedule your consultation, contact our Huntersville implant dentist or complete our online request form.