Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and stay safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 704-364-9000. 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Porter and Team

Implant-supported crowns

Dental Implants

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: 

(704) 364-9000

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.

Dr. Porter

A Dental Implant May Be Recommended for:

Trauma

Decayed and broken tooth

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.

Severe Decay

Decayed tooth

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.

Missing Teeth

Implant-supported crown

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.

"Highly Recommended" 

"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

Better Function

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.

Request a consultation online or call:

Dr. Robert Porter and Dr. Charles Porter

"Fantastic"

I have been a patient here for over a decade and everyone from the office to the dental chair is fantastic. I have had unique dental circumstances and I can trust both recommendations and problem solving solutions provided by Porter Sr and Porter Jr. Z Artiste

Options For Replacing Missing Teeth At Our Charlotte, NC, Office

Dental implants from our Charleston, NC, office can fill any gap in your smile, whether you have one missing tooth or several missing teeth.

Replacing One Tooth

Person missing 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

Person missing 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

Person missing most of their 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

Sedated patient

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.

How does Dr. Porter achieve the best possible outcome? 

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.

(704) 364-9000

What does dental implant treatment entail? 

Placing & Restoring  DENTAL IMPLANTS IN CHARLOTTE

From start to finish, your dental implant treatment in Charlotte will take place over about six months. Depending on whether you need preparatory surgical procedures such as bone grafting, your treatment timeline can be longer because you will need to heal before your dental implant or implants can be placed.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Charles Porter or Dr. Robert Porter will examine your mouth and discuss your oral health history and goals to determine if you are a candidate for implant treatment. Our office will then schedule you for implant placement surgery. 

Implant Placement

The titanium implants are placed during a surgical procedure. You will be numbed or sedated throughout the process so you do not feel any pain. 

Healing
 

Over the next several months, your mouth will be given time to heal. This generally takes about six months as the implants need time to fuse to the jawbone. This is important and provides a solid foundation for your custom restoration. 

Placing the Abutment

After the implant has fused to your jawbone, a second oral surgery is performed to attach an abutment to the implant. Healing from this second oral surgery only takes a few weeks.

Restoration

You will have a custom denture, crown, or bridge crafted using impressions of your mouth. Our office uses digital impressions, eliminating the need for messy and uncomfortable putty impressions. These impressions are sent to a local lab. Once the restoration is ready, your dentist will secure it to the implant.

Enjoy Life

While your crown, bridge, or dentures may need to eventually be replaced, your titanium dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Eat the foods you love and speak with confidence. Good oral hygiene will help your custom restorations last for years to come.

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

Take a Closer Look At Implant Placement

Dental implants are secured directly to the jaw. The abutment and restoration are then secured to the implant, providing maximum stability. Your custom restoration will look and function just like natural teeth. 

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.

(704) 364-9000

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.

Dental Implants

"Wonderful Dentist"

"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.
Dr. Porter

Charles A. Porter III, DDS and Robert E. Porter, DDS

Dr. Charles Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. Working alongside his father, Dr. Robert Porter earned his DDS at UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He is certified in Spanish, and will gladly use Spanish throughout your visit if that makes you feel most comfortable. Our doctors are members of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society

To schedule your consultation, contact our Charlotte office online or call us at (704) 364-9000.

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135 S Sharon Amity Rd
Ste 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

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