Dr. Joseph Dastrup takes a comprehensive approach to dentistry that helps our patients avoid many common dental conditions that cause tooth loss. Tooth loss not only affects your self-confidence and your appearance, negatively impacting your oral health, but it can also lead to the loss of additional teeth as you experience bone loss and shifting of your remaining teeth.
At Dastrup Dental, we provide our patients with numerous options to replace missing teeth – this includes dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. For most healthy patients, we recommend a dental implant after an extraction because of the many health and cosmetic benefits.
Health Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike dental bridges and dentures, dental implants are almost like having your natural tooth again. At Dastrup Dental, we use the most widely researched and highest quality dental implants available on the market.
Bone retention – Dental implants become part of your natural bone and prevent bone loss.
Bite alignment – Dental implants fill the gap in your smile and keep your remaining teeth in place.
Easy care and maintenance – You should take care of your dental implant the same way you care for your natural teeth by brushing, flossing, and having regular dental cleanings.
Healthy diet support – No more soft diets! Dental implants allow you to eat most foods.
Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants
Typically, no one will notice that you have dental implants. We design each dental implant crown to match your teeth perfectly.
Dental implants provide extra stability for dental bridges and dentures so that you can combine the benefits of dental implants with prosthetics for an affordable solution that improves confidence and avoids embarrassing situations.
What to Expect When You Have Dental Implant Treatment
Most patients tolerate dental implant surgery well and report little discomfort. In most cases, patients can manage any discomfort using only ibuprofen.
Dr. Dastrup is highly trained and continues to seek advanced training in the entire dental implant process.
Sometimes Dr. Dastrup can use dental implants can restore your teeth in a day. In most cases, however, waiting for your dental implant and bone to fully integrate provides better long-term results. This process may take several months. We can discuss ways to fill the gap in your smile as you heal, if needed.
The final step of dental implant treatment is to place your permanent crown. We custom design dental implant crowns for each patient so that they look great and fit comfortably.
Patients often tell us that dental implants dramatically improved their lives!
Contact Us for a Dental Implant Consultation
The best way to determine which tooth replacement option will work best for you is to give our Davidson, NC dental office a call to schedule an exam with Dr. Dastrup. He will discuss your goals for your smile and make sure that you have the results that work best for you.