Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry in Charlotte, NC

Enjoy Life With Dental Implants

Missing one or more teeth can make certain functions of your smile more difficult, whether it’s chewing or speaking. Fortunately, at Capstone Dental, Dr. Yang is proud to offer various dental implant treatments that can restore both your smile’s function and beauty. Our Charlotte dentist has special, advanced training in measuring, designing, and placing dental implants.

Additionally, our office is equipped with the most advanced dental technology. This technology allows for a more precise evaluation of your jaw structure, concise implant placement, and an accurate surgical guide. Learn how you can benefit from our custom dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium fixtures inserted into the jawbone for a stable and permanent tooth loss solution. Implant fixtures are designed to mimic tooth roots and prevent your jawbone from deteriorating. Since dental implants can complete your smile, you won’t have to worry about your teeth shifting. You can be confident in knowing that your teeth will last for years to come.

We can complete your restoration with either a ceramic crown or a partial denture. Dr. Yang will determine which restoration is most beneficial for you at your initial consultation as well as answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Who’s a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an ideal treatment option for patients looking to complete their healthy smiles. Dr. Yang may recommend implants to patients suffering from:

  • One or more missing teeth
  • Damaged teeth due to injury or decay
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Ill-fitting dentures or bridges

Candidacy for implants also depends on a patient’s jawbone density and oral health. Patients may be ineligible for an implant procedure if they lack sufficient bone density or have an underlying oral health issue, such as periodontal (gum) disease.

Dr. Yang will assess your teeth, gums, and jawbone during your initial consultation to determine if you qualify for dental implants. If he discovers insufficient jawbone density or an oral health issue, he’ll diagnose and treat the problem with a supplemental procedure to improve your implant candidacy.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered the gold standard of restorative dentistry due to offering numerous cosmetic and restorative benefits. Some advantages of implants include:

  • Natural function and appearance
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Permanent and lifelong solution
  • Promotes healthy jawbone growth
  • Won’t shift or come loose

Dental Implant Treatment Options

At Capstone Dental, we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all treatments. Our dental implants are designed to meet your specific oral health needs. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment options, including:

  • Mini Dental Implants: These small, precise implants don’t require any invasive procedures to place. Instead, they’re inserted through a channel into the jawbone, making them an ideal option for patients who lack the bone density for traditional implants.
  • Implant-Retained Dentures: These dentures will never shift or come loose thanks to dental implants. You can enjoy a natural, functional smile that will never slip out of place.
  • All-On-4: This innovative treatment consists of a permanent set of dentures that require no extra cleaning other than regular brushing and flossing. All-On-4 implants function and appear like natural teeth and are designed to last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants can last a lifetime, but your crown or partial denture may need to be replaced after about 15 years. To ensure your restoration remains in good condition for years to come, it’s essential to practice proper care and maintenance.

This includes brushing twice a day and flossing daily, along with rinsing with mouthwash between meals. We also encourage patients to schedule biannual appointments at our Charlotte office for regular dental cleanings and exams with Dr. Yang.

Not at all! Dr. Yang will administer a local anesthetic before beginning the procedure to ensure you don’t feel any pain. He’ll also discuss your preference for dental sedation at your initial consultation.

While it’s normal to experience mild soreness once the numbness subsides, this should fade within a few days. In the meantime, you can use cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any discomfort.

The typical dental implant procedure takes about six months to complete. After placing the implant, you’ll need to wait for your mouth to heal before receiving your dental crown or partial denture. During this time, a process known as osseointegration takes place, in which your implant slowly fuses to your jawbone for a secure fit.

The length of your implant procedure depends on several factors, such as which implant treatment you chose to undergo. Dr. Yang can provide you with an estimated treatment timeline at your consultation.

Charlotte’s Choice for Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are the only tooth loss solution that can prevent jawbone deterioration and keep your smile looking natural. Our various implant treatments are sure to help restore your smile’s health, beauty, and function.

To schedule your appointment with Dr. Yang, give our Charlotte office a call at (980) 202-5696. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our convenient contact form. We look forward to helping you on your journey to a restored smile!

Free Implant Consultation : We offer dental implants starting at $199/month