Losing one or more of your teeth can be a difficult and traumatic experience. In most cases, dental implants provide the best solution for dental patients to restore the natural beauty of their smiles and avoid the issues that can be caused by missing teeth.
Tooth loss can be scary, so it’s important to find a dentist you can trust. Dr. Raymond Pate has been providing dental implants to his patients in the Catawba Valley since early 2000. He and his staff will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether dental implants are right for you.
Implant dentistry includes the replacement of both individual teeth and bridges for multiple teeth. Dental implants can be used alone or with dentures. Each restoration consists of:
- A dental implant that bonds to the jawbone
- An abutment to hold the crown in place
- A crown
At Catawba Valley Dental, we often recommend implant dentistry to our patients because dental implants provide a natural appearance while promoting overall oral health. The dental implants look so much like natural teeth.
In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, dental implants also:
- Prevent teeth shifting as the result of missing teeth
- Keep the jawbone strong and healthy while preventing bone loss
- Prevent facial realignment caused by missing teeth
When you come in for dental implants, we’ll explain the care you need to perform once your new implants are in place. You’ll be able to brush and floss them just like regular teeth and they’ll have a natural appearance you’ll love.
Unlike some of the big national chains, Dr. Pate and his staff are part of the Hickory NC community. They’ll be here to follow up with you after receiving your dental implants, providing you with the ongoing support and treatment you need to maintain a healthy, happy smile for years to come, after the service!
If you think dental implants might be right for you, please call us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!