Dental Implants Specialist

Family Dental Choice

Philip Hahn, DDS

General Dentist located in Charlotte, NC and Ballantyne, NC

A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. Dr. Philip Hahn at Family Dental Choice is highly trained to create dental implants for adult patients of all ages. Visit Family Dental Choice in Charlotte, North Carolina and Ballantyne, North Carolina. The experienced team can replace missing or damaged teeth to help restore your confidence and your natural smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. This is where dental implants can help. Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth. They're durable and stable, and function almost the same as 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. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw.

Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, Dr. Hahn will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

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

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:

  • Last longer than other restorative procedures
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Can anyone get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with Dr. Hahn t to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Book an appointment online or call Family Dental Choice to take the first step toward a more confident smile.