Your smile and how confident you are with it is important to us at Mint Hill Dentistry. We want you to be able to smile anytime you want and know your teeth look wonderful. If you are currently hiding a missing tooth or several teeth, we are here to help. Learn about our implant dentistry services below.
Be proud of your full, natural looking smile once again! A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Simply a replacement “tooth root,” dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into your jawbone by one of Mint Hill Dentistry’s trusted doctors. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a sound foundation to attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Mint Hill Dentistry is one of the leading dental offices in the Charlotte area, helping our patients look and feel their best through the most technologically advanced cosmetic, restorative, and surgical treatment. This includes state-of-the-art full mouth implant reconstruction using TeethXpress All-on-4 dental implants.
Platelet Rich Fibrin is an exciting technique that is relatively new to the field of biologics in dentistry. With PRF, the dentist completes a blood draw and places the vaccutube in a special centrifuge that separates the blood into layers. This process concentrates the patient’s own growth factors and healing properties from their blood into a material that can be used during surgery to greatly increase healing post-operatively.
We perform a bone grafting procedure when the patient’s jawbone needs to be built up to accommodate an upcoming dental procedure. At Mint Hill Dentistry, we use bone grafting mostly to rebuild the gums in preparation for dental implant placement, but it can also be used to reverse the loss of bone that may have occurred due to tooth loss, trauma, disease or ill-fitting dentures.
Smile and regain your ability to chew and speak properly. An implant-supported denture is an over-denture that is supported by and attached to dental implants. Eliminate typical problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, shifting, difficulty speaking, dental adhesives and difficulty chewing. With implant-supported dentures, your biting pressure distributes more naturally than with traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. Feel great and enjoy the freedom of never having to worry about your dentures falling out.
An implant-supported bridge and crown is similar to a regular dental bridge and crown, but it is supported by dental implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone for each missing tooth and then, instead of placing a separate crown on top of each implant, the crowns are connected to each other to form one piece. An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when your dentist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other. If an implant-supported bridge is used, it reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge.