Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
What sets Premier Dentistry apart…
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Quicker recovery with very little or zero discomfort
- An implant placed with ultra-high accuracy
- Minimal risk of damage to adjacent teeth or nerves
- All levels of sedation available in our office.
- We work with many dental insurance companies
- Third-party financing available through CareCredit
- So much more! Come in for a consult and see for yourself.
Dental Implants Office in Ballantyne
There are many options when it comes to implant placement. Nowadays there are more dentists and surgeons who place dental implants than there were a decade ago. There are many implant lines and many different techniques. But what sets us apart is our approach to this treatment.
We use our state-of-the-art, digital 3D X-ray machine to take a quick picture of your jaws. This x-ray (example photo below), helps us identify and locate the important landmarks in your jaws such as nerves, sinuses, and the exact location of all the teeth in the jaw. Next, we take a digital impression of your teeth and match that to our 3D x-ray. Then, Dr. Dolgov digitally plans your surgery with the most accurate implant software and fabricates a surgical guide. Using that guide Dr. Dolgov, is able to place your implant(s), in the most perfect place in your jaw without compromising the implant’s stability, important nerves, and your other teeth. This way we only put a very small incision on the gum for your surgery. Most patients experience very little or no discomfort after surgery.
This makes both the surgery and the restoration part much, much more predicable. These guided surgeries (all done in our office), much more successful than only placing the implant based on regular (non 3D) x-rays, or just eye balling for the best location to place the implant. We also use a 3D printer to print our surgical guides right here in our office. Feel free to ask Dr. Dolgov to show you the process at your next visit. You will be amazed!
We also offer all levels of sedation in our office!
Implant Dentures and Bridges
At Premier Dentistry, we provide treatment to a wide range of patients. One of the most rewarding treatment options is helping a patient with a loose or uncomfortable denture, eat and smile again. Dentures that permanently attach or click into dental implants have become a very common treatment for people without teeth. Going from loose dentures and applying denture paste and adhesive to being able to bite into food without having to cut it up is life changing. Call us today to find out about our overdenture, hybrid denture or implant bridge options can help you smile and eat normally again.
What are Dental Implants and how they work?
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Dolgov can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. While sometimes the entire procedure usually takes a few months, most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
If like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Dolgov. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
What Our Patients Say
I always have a great experience every time I come to this dentist. Their facilities are clean and modern and I love the TV's you can watch above you while having your teeth worked on (it's a nice distraction!). Both Caroline and Dr. Dolgov are super friendly and gentle when doing their work. It's also nice to receive text message reminders about your upcoming appointment and I like the free water offered at the front.
Dr. Dolgov is the best dentist I have ever gone to. He is very professional in that he leads the way in modern dentistry and is always ahead in new techniques and products so he will always find a solution for your situation and you always leave his office happy.
Exceeded my expectations. All the latest equipment. The staff is friendly, experienced and thorough. The hygienist was better than most dentists I have been to in the past. I highly, highly recommend Premier Dentistry.
For years I wanted to straighten my smile. I finally made the decision to do the Invisalign through Dr. Dolgov's practice- Premier Dentistry and I am so glad that I did. He was so knowledgeable and the entire process only ended up taking about a year. I can now smile and not feel self conscious about my teeth. Thanks so much to Dr. Dolgov and his entire team at Premier Dentistry!