Dental Implants Specialist

Blakeney Dental

Mark B. Ranzinger, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlotte, NC

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Mark Ranzinger, DDS and the accomplished team at Blakeney Dental create dental implants for adult patients of all ages. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Blakeney Dental's knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, Dr. Ranzinger will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay securely fastened to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

On top of functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Can someone like me get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Women or men wanting a permanent, lifelong solution to ongoing dental work may be exceptional dental implant candidates. Dr. Ranzinger discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.

Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, confident smile? Call Blakeney Dental or schedule an appointment online.

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