Tooth loss can be painful and cause you to feel embarrassed. Without timely treatment, it can also lead to serious oral health issues.
Dr. Charles Porter and Dr. Robert E. Porter are proud to offer dental implants, at their practice in Charlotte, NC.
Why are dental implants highly recommended by our dentists?
Bone Saving Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have countless oral health benefits, but one of the biggest benefits is the ability to preserve your jawbone. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry treatment that has been proven to stop jawbone atrophy after tooth loss and can help prevent you from needing bone grafting later.
Replace Missing Teeth
Delaying implant treatment can increase your need for bone grafting, which can extend your treatment timeline. Do not wait to schedule a consultation. Call us today at:
Dr. Porter has undergone extensive dental implant training, including studying with Dr. Michael E. Pruett at the Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine. He also continually pursues educational opportunities to provide precise placement and restorations that look like natural teeth. With over 25 years of experience, our dentist can treat even the most complex cases. CareCredit® and in-office financing are available.
A Dental Implant May Be Recommended for:
Some injuries can cause damage that affects the entire tooth. If your tooth is broken past the point of treatment, Dr. Porter may recommend that it be extracted and replaced.
If a root canal is not successful, you may need an extraction. Instead of leaving a gap in your smile, our dentist highly recommends you receive a dental implant to restore the tooth.
Most patients receive dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth. Tooth loss can occur due to a variety of issues, including poor dental hygiene and untreated gum disease.
"My dentist retired after being with him for 35 years and this group was recommended by him. My first appointment did not disappoint, in fact, it was a great experience. The hygienist was so personal, very thorough, and had a very relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Porter was also personal, and caring, and took time for my questions and concerns. Highly recommend if you have any dental needs." Jan Blythe
However, not every patient will qualify for implant treatment...
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Implants are the closest restorations come to having natural teeth. With traditional removable prosthetics like dentures, patients have to worry about slippage when speaking and eating. Dentures anchored by implants are fixed in place, minimizing any chance of embarrassment. Implant-supported dentures also eliminate the need for messy adhesives.
Preserve Natural Teeth
Some traditional prosthetics like dental bridges require reshaping each tooth surrounding the gap in your smile. Prosthetics anchored by implants do not require reshaping any tooth, preserving their structure. The titanium posts inserted into your jawbone also prevent your other teeth from shifting, which is a common consequence of tooth loss.
High Success Rate
Dental implants have a 90 to 95 percent success rate at replacing a missing tooth or several teeth, as noted in a retrospective study by the Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry.
Contact Our Charlotte Practice Today If You Are Missing Teeth
Dental implants not only fill the gaps in your smile. They also help to preserve your oral health. Missing teeth will cause your other teeth to shift and your jawbone to lose tissue. By investing in implants, you can minimize or outright eliminate future oral health problems.
Dr. Robert Porter works alongside his father, Dr. Charles Porter, to provide general dentistry treatment to patients in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding area. Our team can converse with patients who prefer to speak in Spanish.
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Options For Replacing Missing Teeth At Our Charlotte, NC, Office
Replacing One Tooth
If you have lost a single tooth from infection, decay, or another reason, we can create a custom dental crown and attach it to your titanium implant with an abutment.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
A dental bridge anchored by implants can replace two or three adjacent teeth. No crowns are required to cap natural teeth when the bridge is supported by dental implants.
Replacing Several Teeth
For patients missing several teeth, our dentists may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implants eliminate the need for adhesives that keep traditional dentures in place.
Is dental implant treatment painful?
Ensuring Your Comfort with Sedation
A local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area during dental implant surgery. This will numb the tissue and prevent you from feeling pain. Dr. Charles Porter and Dr. Robert Porter also provide sedation dentistry at their Charlotte practice. Sedation is highly beneficial for more extensive procedures like dental implant surgery because it helps you feel relaxed and allows the doctor to work more efficiently.
Advanced Technology & High-Quality Dentistry Materials
Dr. Charles Porter and Dr. Robert Porter are passionate about providing exceptional dental implant care that yields lasting results to patients in Charlotte, NC. To accomplish this goal, they prioritize attention to detail throughout the entire dentistry treatment process, from planning to crown, bridge, and denture restoration. They have invested in the latest technology and the finest restorative materials. Their extensive training in implant dentistry has also allowed them to refine treatments technique, placing patients' dental implant or implants in the ideal position to provide the greatest stability and reduce the risk of complications.
Unparalleled Patient Care
"Dr. Porter and his staff are top-notch! He has been my dentist for over 10 years and I am always satisfied with his work. He and his staff are unmatched in their skills, professionalism and care for their patients." Kerri G.
We're Here to Help Call our Charlotte dental practice for a consultation today
Still not sure if an implant is the right choice for you? We understand just how overwhelming tooth loss and dental work can seem. Our team at Porter Dental Group is here to help, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Don't live with tooth loss and the risk of bone atrophy. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to experience bone loss. Call our Charlotte, NC, practice or send us a message today.
What does dental implant treatment entail?
Placing & Restoring DENTAL IMPLANTS IN CHARLOTTE
Knowing what to expect after implant surgery can help you prepare for a smooth recovery...
Aftercare & Recovery
It is normal to experience some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding after dental implant surgery. However, most patients can return to work the next day. To reduce your risk of complications, it is essential that you follow recovery recommendations, including:
- Resting for the remainder of the day after your procedure
- Exercising caution when brushing your teeth around the surgical sites
- Applying ice packs to manage any swelling
- Eating a soft food diet for the prescribed period
- Avoiding exercise for three or four days
- Taking medication as prescribed
During the recovery process, you may need to attend a follow-up visit at our Charlotte office to monitor your progress. If you experience any concerning symptoms, such as signs of infection or pain that cannot be managed at home, you should contact our office immediately.
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Your Health Is Our Priority
"I'm so glad I found Dr. Porter and his whole staff. My son and I have been patients for 20 years or more. They have done so much to improve my dental health and they are like family to me." Kristi R.
Insurance and Dental Implants
Typically, dental insurance will not cover the implant itself but often covers the restoration. We work with most insurance providers and can help verify what will and will not be covered before you begin treatment.
We Provide Accurate Pricing
We know cost is top of mind when it comes to deciding on dental treatments. To get accurate pricing information, we recommend you visit Porter Dental Group in Charlotte, NC. Our dentists can talk to you about your goals. Using that information, Dr. Charles Porter and Dr. Robert Porter can create a treatment plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.
Porter Dental Group can also help if cost is an obstacle. Our dentists can offer alternatives that better fit your budget or suggest dental materials that are more cost-effective. We also offer in-house financing as well as accept low-cost or zero-cost financing through CareCredit®.
If uncertainty is holding you back, contact us for a consultation so you can get all the information you need to make a thoughtful, educated choice about your dental health.
While the treatment process may seem extensive, the results can be life-changing...
Implant Treatment Can Improve Your Quality of Life
Once your restoration has been placed, you can immediately enjoy the gratification of a complete smile. By no longer feeling the need to hide their smiles, many patients also feel free to engage in more social interactions. Overcoming the difficulties of tooth loss with a solution that you can rely on can drastically improve your daily life.
It is important to note that there is a short adjustment period when trying to chew and enunciate with your new restoration. However, most patients adjust within a week or two. You will then be able to eat much more easily and speak clearly. Often, patients experience a significant boost in their confidence shortly after treatment that only continues to increase.
"Dr. Porter is a wonderful dentist. I have been going to him for the last 8 years. He has a machine which makes crowns right in the office so you don't have to come back! I also like that they start at 7:00 am and I have come many times before work." Jim W.