Dental implants are an excellent option for those seeking to replace something lost in their smile. From one tooth to multiple teeth, dental implants can help patients regain their smiles and quality of life. For those missing a single tooth, we can utilize a single dental implant along with an implant crown and recreate what has been lost. For those missing more than one, we can use 2 to 6 implants placed in specific locations to rebuild an entire upper or lower arch.
In the past, there were only a few restorative options for missing teeth, and they were bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. Today, Implants provide a true crown and tooth root replacement option that is a fixed solution (stays in your mouth 24/7) and is the most permanent solution in advanced dentistry. This means that instead of living with a smile that is damaged or unhealthy, you can use the power of dental implants to rejuvenate your smile.
Today, implants are also transforming lives for those who already have dentures. These can now be attached to implants that provide rock-solid stability and retention just like natural teeth. No more discomfort or worry about your partial or complete denture dislodging when you are out in public.
Dental implants don’t just look like real teeth, they function like them, too. At the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry located in the South Park area of Charlotte, NC, cosmetic dentist Patrick J. Broome, DMD, is an expert at planning, placing, and helping you maintain dental implants.
Here’s why dental implants are the tooth-replacement of choice for almost anyone who’s old enough and healthy enough to receive them.
Dental Implants Are Beautiful
From a distance, dentures or a bridge may give you a serviceable smile, but up close, they almost never look like real teeth. In contrast, a dental implant restoration (when planned correctly) can look exactly like a natural tooth. Most patients with dental implants say they forget they have them since they function and feel like their other natural teeth.
Dr. Broome has extensive training and experience in creating custom-dental implant plans that look and function like natural teeth. He earned his Fellowship from the Advanced Credentials Committee of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). This prestigious distinction is reserved for those with extensive training and clinical expertise in placing and restoring dental implants.
Dental Implants Planning is Essential
Many patients are unaware that implant planning prior to implant placement is one of the most often skipped steps because oral surgeons and periodontists place the majority of dental implants in this country. They are surgical specialists, so their sole focus is to obtain proper implant-bone fixation and successful healing. The specialist’s scope of work is the surgical procedure and does not include the final prosthetic (crown) product. The surgeon rarely is involved in the steps after the placement of the implant itself so they don’t actually know if their implant placement permits an uncompromised aesthetic result. All too often we meet patients after they have had implants placed instead of before placement.
Placement without consideration for the final desired outcome leads to less than optimal results, and on some occasions, we are not able to restore the implants at all. This leads to unnecessary cost and frustration for patients.
At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, our primary focus is on the final aesthetic results, your smile! We understand that every single person is unique, and that's why Dr. Broome describes his approach to smile design as being similar to an architect’s. He designs the final product and then plans the steps that must occur to make that design a reality. Just like building a house or any engineered structure begins with an idea or a design inspiration, so do our smiles.
We use our powerful 3D imaging and digital scanners along with digital design tools to virtually plan, test, and design smile concepts using the proprietary workflow designed by Dr. Broome. This workflow has helped him deliver thousands of smiles for people all over the world. This process begins with a virtual or in-person consultation with you and understanding what you wish to accomplish with your smile. From there, Dr. Broome begins the design process that will deliver maximum predictability and optimal results.
Patients who seek out Dr. Broome’s experience and expertise are seeking to minimize complications and compromises and maximize their results. They understand the value his approach offers them when it comes to a new smile design or simply enhancing their smile.
Most patients have some level of anxiety, so we offer a broad range of sedation dentistry options along with our spa-like atmosphere and amenities to provide the most comfortable and relaxing experience during your visits.
Once implants and implant restorations are placed, they will not decay like natural teeth but can be maintained by brushing and flossing and proper gum care, just like natural teeth. No special care is required other than normal evaluation at your regularly scheduled check-ups. Dental implant care includes:
Brushing at least twice a day
Flossing at least once a day
Visiting us at least twice a year
Regain Your Smile with Dental Implants from a Cosmetic Dentist In Charlotte
To find out if you’re ready for dental implants, contact our team today and schedule your consultation with cosmetic dentist, Dr. Broome.