How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in High PointIf you wear dentures, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth. Problems with them include slipping, gum irritation, and, bone loss. There is a better option at Crystal Dental Group in High Point.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology offers a better tooth restoration solution. If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again.

How about a thick T-bone at your favorite steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jaw. They can be used to support a single artificial tooth, or as anchors for a full set of dentures. The affect can be utterly life-changing.

Schedule a consultation with Crystal Dental Group in High Point to learn more about dental implants and dentures. Our team of in-house specialists is there to serve you. Make an appointment today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Greensboro tooth implants cost

Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a quick answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that, at the Crystal Dental Group would like to take a moment to explain why most dental practice websites don’t publish the cost of implants.

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should
The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover that section of the mouth. Tooth implant dentists want to offer accurate pricing rather than scare you away with higher estimates. It takes a straightforward consultation to review dental history, assess needs and design a treatment plan. This could mean a more efficient surgery with fewer implants.

2. There Might Be Something Better For Your Mouth
While dental implants really are the state of the art in tooth replacement, much better than a bridge or denture, sometimes the protocol won’t be what you thought it was going to be, or maybe you aren’t a good candidate for the procedure.

3. Supply Costs and Lab Costs Change

A ballpark number might be possible to post on the internet but the changing cost of supplies and lab fees make it impossible to guarantee an accurate price for full mouth dental implants. Dentists who offer implants can accurately calculate dental implant surgery rates based on current prices when you come in for a consultation.

Please make an appointment with us at Crystal Dental Group to quickly and accurately get these answers. In addition to dental implants we provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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Bright And Healthy Smiles

No one disputes the fact that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive. Everybody likes to see an attractive smile, and having beautiful teeth is also healthy for your self esteem. With cosmetic dentistry from Crystal Dental Group in High Point, you can get the smile that you want.

Whiten, Straighten, or Get Rid of the Silver

There are many economical procedures that will allow you to achieve a bright and healthy smile. There are effective tooth whitening procedures that whiten smiles significantly. If you would like to straighten your teeth, you also have numerous orthodontic options. Still have silver amalgam fillings? How would you like to have them replaced with white fillings? When you open your mouth wide, your teeth will look like they did before you ever had tooth decay!

At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, we focus on patient-centered dental care in a friendly environment. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and have evening and weekend hours to fit your busy schedule. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

High Point Jaw Bone DeteriorationTo remain dense and healthy, your jaw bone needs to be continuously stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root. Losing a tooth threatens jaw bone health; dental implants protect it.

In some cases, extraction is the only option for patients with tooth damage. However, we make every effort to preserve the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the initial root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant  a strong titanium post that replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and fused with the surrounding bone, a post is inserted into it. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

For more specifics about dental implants, call us at Crystal Dental Group in High Point. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

Jamestown tooth implant supported dentures

Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of High Point people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

However, traditional false teeth are not the optimal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

You may know denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures curtail their power to taste and/or chew.

The team at Crystal Dental Group has extraordinary news for High Point residents with missing teeth: Dentures have evolved!

Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than conventional dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this advanced tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.”

There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Furthermore, they are usually less pricey than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants needed and other factors.)

Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless High Point patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have considerably improved their life.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • Increased comfort
  • Natural appearance
  • Normal tooth function
  • Improved durability
  • Better bone retention
  • Denture relines not necessary
  • Minimal gum irritation
  • No denture adhesive required

For more details about dental implants, call Crystal Dental Group in High Point. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 


This Is The Year For A New Smile!

Horneytown Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are not familiar with the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry, you might not realize what the team at Crystal Dental Group in High Point can do for you and your smile.

The short answer is: we can do a lot. You don’t have to go through life with an unattractive smile.

Because the art and science of cosmetic dentistry procedures advance with the speed of technology, the smile makeovers we perform now are quicker and easier than ever before. The materials for fillings, crowns, veneers, and dental implants are incredibly strong, translucent, and beautiful in every way.

There are few investments in life that bring daily appreciation like cosmetic dentistry. To book a cosmetic dental consultation today, just pick up the phone and give us a call.

Crystal Dental Group in High Point offers the full spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures, including dental implants and porcelain veneers. You’ll love the results. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 


There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a considerable impact on your health and happiness. Denture wearing patients at Crystal Dental Group in High Point understand this all too well. The path from a healthy smile to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.

The Drawbacks of Dentures

While dentures are superior than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a myriad of downsides. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.

Stop The Progression

But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for individuals who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a secure base for an over denture.

Restore Chewing Ability

Did you know that some denture patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can curb bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Crystal Dental Group patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more sure of themselves, and socialize more often.

Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

Crystal Dental Group provides cutting-edge dentistry including emergency dentistry, family dentistry, and kids dentistry. Our courteous team is passionate about improving the lives of our valued patients.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 


4 Smile Boosters

Greensboro cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Today’s post in the Crystal Dental Group blog highlights four ways people in High Point can improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in the office of your dentist.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many High Point residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, the dental implant does double-duty by helping to keep bone support.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelain and composite resins. With recent advances in cosmetic dental services, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and natural appearance. This procedure is commonly used to repair chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is an exceptional solution for gum recession and cosmetic irregularities. The gumline can be re-shaped to provide a pleasing smile.

We hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give our dental patients a complete smile redesign.

At Crystal Dental Group we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. We offer evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Make an appointment today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265