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Published on May 12, 2015

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Implant dentistry is the permanent smile solution. Dr. Robert L. Harrell of Harrell Dental Implant Center creates and restores beautiful smiles with the most advanced dental implant technology available. Whether you need to have one tooth or several replaced, or even require full-mouth teeth restoration, Dr. Harrell can meet your needs. Call or email us today to schedule a free, no-obligation implant consultation.

Harrell Dental Implant Center
7820 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Suite 104 Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 206-1330


Dental implants match the look and function of natural teeth

In the past, people with missing teeth had to live with gaps in their smile or rely on one of the very limited treatment options that were available -- dentures, partials, bridges -- and even they didn’t really correct the problem. Things are quite different now, since missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants that match the look and function of natural teeth. Let’s take a closer look at this dental breakthrough.

The basics of an implant

Dental implants feature a “root” portion, basically a titanium screw that is anchored in the jawbone, an abutment, the post that extends through the gum, and a crown, the artificial tooth, which is attached to the abutment. This structure makes a dental implant extremely strong and stable while keeping the jawbone healthy. Because the implant is made of titanium there is little risk of rejection. It bonds naturally with the jawbone and becomes a permanent structure. The implant root stimulates the bone whenever you chew which prevents bone loss. This is the same way a natural tooth root preserves your jawbone.

Strength and durability

Dental implants are designed to last for a very long time. They are very durable provided they are maintained and taken care of properly. The good news is that regular care is very simple. Just daily brushing and flossing like your own teeth. Regular check-ups and professional dental cleanings will help to ensure that implants remain healthy and natural looking. The fact that implants don’t have any negative impact on adjacent natural teeth -- such as with a bridge that requires capping healthy teeth -- is a major bonus.

Implants are very comfortable

Dental implants are completely secure and comfortable. The integration of the implant and the jawbone ensures that there is no pressure on the gums, such as with dentures and partials. All of the pressure with an implant is funneled directly into the jaw through the titanium root. This is where it is naturally supposed to go.

Restored functioning

Dental implants improve the wearer’s ability to speak clearly and eating becomes much easier. Implants don’t slip after fusing with the jawbone. This makes them them function perfectly even when chewing hard foods such as carrots and nuts. In addition to making speech more clear, implants give one confidence to speak in social situations since there is no worry of slipping, such as with a denture.

Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement option, regardless of the number of teeth that may be missing.


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