Dental Implants in Charlotte NC
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent replacements that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Tooth loss can occur for a wide range of reasons, from tooth decay and gum disease to trauma to congenital absence. Dental implants offer a more permanent and functional alternative. At Dr. Linger’s office in Charlotte, NC, we offer dental implant services for patients who require a long-term solution to replace missing teeth.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is made up of several components. The implant itself, which is constructed of durable titanium, is inserted in the upper or lower jawbone. The abutment, which is what holds the artificial tooth, is then attached to the implant with a screw. The crown, or artificial tooth, is then cemented or screwed onto the abutment.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone who has lost one or more teeth may be a suitable candidate for dental implants. However, other factors can increase the effectiveness of the implant. An excellent candidate will be in good health, have sufficient jawbone density, be a non-smoker, and be committed to proper oral hygiene.
From start to finish, including healing time, the dental implant process can take up to nine months. To reduce the likeliness of your implants failing, it’s crucial to maintain a strict oral health regimen, that consists of brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and rinsing. Up to four additional deep cleanings may also be recommended to help you retain healthy gums and teeth. For more information about dental implants, contact our office today.
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Dental Implant Microsurgery
Dr. Linger is one of the few dentists in the world performing Dental Implant Microsurgery. This advanced technology makes microsurgery less invasive than traditional implant surgery which means less discomfort and faster recovery times for our patients. Small titanium posts are placed into the jaw to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that is natural looking and feels like your real teeth. Whether you are replacing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants are placed using a minimally invasive approach. Learn more here.
One Day Dental Implant Solutions
SMILE Technique: Simplified Microsurgical Implant Lifelike Esthetics
- This revolutionary dental implant surgery and restoration technique use a minimally invasive extraction, immediate implant placement, and a temporary crown to preserve your natural smile. The temporary crown emerges from the gum exactly like a natural tooth. This supports the gum to maintain the natural shape and height for ideal esthetics. Patients are never without a tooth and can avoid multiple surgeries with removable temporary teeth. To learn more about Smile Technique Dental Implants, click here.
- You can receive a full set of upper and or lower teeth in one visit. Dr. Linger places four implants using the surgical microscope and a complete set of teeth are attached the same day. Using the 3D Cone Beam technology and Dr. Linger’s MethodTM of Dental Implant Microsurgery, we often avoid the need for bone grafting.
One Doctor. One Office. One Fee
We are one of the few offices that offer both Dental Implant surgery and restoration in ONE location by ONE doctor. To learn more about our dental implant services, contact our office today.
“Dr. Linger and his team are the best! I’ve been coming here for years (my secret). This team is on top of the latest methods and mechanics of the profession. A gentle and confident touch makes one feel very confident in their expertise. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing but the pleasant and friendly atmosphere is refreshing here. You people are my family! I love all of you.”
“Absolutely hands down the best I’ve ever been to! Their sedation dentistry thing is the greatest service ever. I think of them as the “technology dental office” since they have all the latest gear and gadgets to make the experience be as subtle as possible. It’s not often that you find such a great service, and these guys seem to be doing it right in every aspect. I’ve obviously always dreaded going to the dentist, but now it’s almost a joy knowing that I’m in such good hands.”