Dental implants should look and function just like real teeth. We encourage you to speak with a variety of dentists in Hickory, NC about dental implant treatment. to learn more about dental implants and how dental implant treatment may be the solution for you. Remember, when considering your options, the final result should allow you to chew a variety of foods and return your bright and healthy smile. Implants can be used to replace one or many missing teeth. Are you a patient with no teeth? Implant dentistry can replace dentures that slip and tilt when chewing or speaking. Dr. Ryan Sigmon is well trained and can provide all levels of post placement and crown fabrication.
The first recorded use of dental implants was by the ancient Mayans in 600 AD. Can you imagine how painful that must have been? I’m sure sedation dentistry was not available. The good news is dental implants and the technology surrounding this procedure has improved dramatically. Today, dental implant therapy is considered the premiere treatment option for people with missing teeth.
Compass Dental Hickory uses the latest in 3D modeling of your entire mouth. Measurements are taken and specific calculations are made so your surrounding teeth, gums, and jaw structure are factored in to a unique approach to your dental implant solution. Our imaging software actually places the implants on your x-ray. This guide is used in the work Dr. Sigmon will perform and insures the safest and most effective results. We do not, and will never, use a pre-fabricated solution. We guarantee the porcelain crown is of the highest quality.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Easier eating – eat foods you’ve avoided for years
- No slipping – implants are permanently attached, dentures snap in securely
- Individually placed – no strain on other teeth
- Look better – implants look and function like real teeth
- Easier life – no removal or adhesives to deal with
- Increased confidence and self esteem – get your smile back
- Laugh, speak, and enjoy life as if they were your real teeth
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium anchors that are permanently placed into your upper and/or lower jawbone. The implant is accepted by the bone and acts very much like your natural tooth root in your jawbone. The implant not only creates a stable foundation to attach single and multiple teeth or dentures to, it also slows bone loss because it stimulates the bone like a tooth root in your jaw.
Dental Implant Treatment is used for:
- Replacing a single tooth – one implant and a crown is used
- Replacing several teeth – an implant-support bridge is used
- Replacing all teeth – an implant-supported full bridge or denture is used
What if I have Dentures? Is Dental Implant Treatment right for me?
Implant therapy is used for people that have one or multiple teeth missing. If you have multiple teeth missing you would typically have complete or partial dentures; this treatment is called Overdentures.
Overdentures are replacement teeth secured by dental implants. You’ll need to schedule a no-risk, no-commitment consultation with Compass Dental Hickory to allow Dr. Sigmon the opportunity to discuss your treatment options. Thanks to advancements in dental implant technology and clinical techniques, many people are now candidates for implant-retained overdentures.
We recommend and use, the ZEST Anchors LOCATOR Overdenture Attachment. Why? This Overdenture has a patented pivoting technology. Its innovative ability to pivot increases the attachment-s resiliency and tolerance for chewing and biting.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Implants?
Dental Implants and insurance coverage are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Sigmon can discuss your current insurance and guide you through your options.