Dental Implants & Restoration in Pineville

Replace Missing Teeth

Tooth loss is devastating, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. At Radiant Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the importance of a properly functioning, healthy smile. Therefore, when tooth loss occurs, we offer dental implants for patients in Pineville. Dental implants replace missing teeth to complete and restore your smile.

The loss of even a single tooth disrupts the natural balance of the mouth. The adjacent teeth may shift, eating and speaking patterns may change, and bone loss may occur. Having gaps from missing teeth damages your self-confidence and the health of your smile. Dental implants offer functional and cosmetic benefits for permanent tooth replacement.

What to Expect

A dental implant is a titanium or ceramic post that is positioned in the jaw in place of a missing tooth. The post mimics the tooth root, stimulates the bone to keep it healthy, and forms the base for a sturdy dental restoration. 

A dental implant can be used to replace a single or multiple teeth depending on the patient’s need. A single implant and a porcelain crown can replace one tooth. Multiple implants can be placed and then attached to a bridge or crown to replace several teeth or an entire arch.

In some cases, extractions must be done before implant placement. Once the dental implant is placed, the mouth is given time to heal. Then, the abutment is attached and the crown, bridge, or denture is placed. Your smile is restored with the completed restoration which looks and functions like a natural tooth.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Tooth loss may lead to shifting teeth, bone loss, and a change in your facial appearance. Dental implants bring functional and aesthetic benefits including:

  • Healthy Bone – Without a tooth root in place to stimulate the jawbone, the bone begins to break down. A dental implant mimics the tooth root keeping the bone healthy.
  • Functional Smile – Dental implants keep the adjacent teeth from shifting. Eating and speaking can occur naturally. You can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about food getting stuck in the pocket of a missing tooth.
  • Durable Restoration – Since they are secured in the jaw, dental implants are much more stable than other standalone restorations. 
  • Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement – Implants have a high success rate! They are not subject to decay and can withstand the force of a natural tooth. Following good oral habits helps dental implants last a lifetime.
  • Beautiful Smile – Rather than having a gap from a missing tooth, a dental implant is an option to replace the tooth and restore your smile. When topped with a porcelain crown, the end result looks natural.

Schedule a Consultation!

A dental implant is a cost-effective, long-lasting solution for replacing a missing tooth! We offer a full range of dental restoration options for patients in Pineville. Ask us about dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. A consultation with our dental team is necessary to determine which treatment best suits your needs. 

Contact Radiant Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for your tooth replacement and restoration needs.