Are you missing one or more natural teeth? At Dentistry at Hickory Flat, we’re proud to offer state-of-the-art dental implants here in Canton for patients in need. When it comes to rebuilding the dental structure, dental implants are the true frontrunner in the field, providing permanence, seamless quality, and plenty of durable function. Better yet, our dentists are capable of performing every stage of the procedure right here in-office for maximum convenience. To learn more about whether or not implants are right you, contact our Canton location today to schedule a consultation.
Implants are designed to replace the original root of the tooth, which is safely hidden under the gum tissue. Once it’s securely in place within the jaw and fused with the natural bone, it can be used to secure implant-retained crowns, bridges, and dentures that look and feel just like your natural smile.
In the case of a single missing tooth, we can restore it using something called an implant-retained crown. Once you have healed from your placement procedure, we will attach something called an abutment to the implant post, and this will serve as the support for your new tooth above the gum line. Then, to complete your smile, we will top it with an all-ceramic dental crown. This material is just as strong as natural enamel, and it will be specially shaded to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
While singular dental implants can be restored with single crowns, multiple implants are regularly used to anchor custom-made bridges and dentures in place. The implant will add stability and confidence to your new teeth, eliminating the possibility of any embarrassing slippage.
In addition to traditional implants, our practice also features Mini-Dental Implants, which can be used to successfully anchor dentures for patients who don’t have a great amount of healthy jawbone structure remaining. These implants can often be placed and restored in a single appointment, and their insertion is much more minimally invasive and easier to recover from.