Dr. Tony Porter, DDS
A Great Dentist

Dental Implant Restoration

Besides the obvious blemish on your appearance, missing teeth can also create problems you can’t see. A big gap in your smile does not allow you to present your true self because you just don’t feel like smiling naturally. It may also be difficult to eat a proper, nutritious diet if you have trouble chewing certain foods.

At Lyndhurst Dental Associates, we want to help you achieve excellent dental health and feel great about the way you look when you smile. Dental implants restore your appearance, function like a natural tooth, and protect your oral health. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, or to secure a bridge or denture.

The Secret Behind Dental Implants

The primary difference between a dental implant and other types of tooth replacement is a tiny titanium post surgically implanted in your jaw. As it heals, the implant integrates securely with the bone.

This post is the foundation for the dental restoration that will be placed at our Winston-Salem dental office. Once the restoration is complete, the artificial tooth acts just like a natural tooth.

Dental implants are the closest replication of a natural tooth that modern dentistry has to offer. Implants look, function, and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants have been around for decades, and the success rate is very high.

The titanium used for your implant is a biocompatible metal that your body readily accepts with little chance of rejection. Implants are strong and stable, and considered a lifetime restoration with just your normal good oral hygiene.

Replacing Missing Teeth

It’s obviously important to replace a missing tooth for aesthetic reasons. But the bigger problem is the effect that a gap in your smile can have on your overall oral health.

If a missing tooth isn’t replaced as soon as possible, the bone in your jaw can begin to deteriorate. This occurs because there’s no tooth root to stimulate regrowth of healthy bone and tissue.

Without a root to act as a placeholder, surrounding teeth can also begin to drift into the empty space. A dental implant eliminates this problem because it takes the place of the natural root.

Respectful, Understanding Treatment

We’re aware that you may be embarrassed about a missing tooth. But remember that you’re not alone, and we’ve seen people lose teeth for all sorts of reasons. We focus on helping restore your smile and confidence so you can get back to enjoying life.

The thought of getting dental implants may seem a little overwhelming because there’s a lot to consider. But we’ll help you weigh your options and explain the process so that you understand exactly what’s involved.

Please give us a call so we can get you started!

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UPDATE; 05/04/2020: OUR OFFICE WILL RESUME NON-EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT ON 05/12/2020. Please CLICK HERE  for changes you will see during your visit.

Due to COVID-19, Lyndhurst Dental Associates will be following the guidelines of the ADA and NC Dental Board to ensure the health and safety of our patients and our dental team.

Our office is treating emergencies only during this time. If you have an emergent need, please call the office as we will be staffed appropriately for your dental needs. We will be in the office for limited business hours during this time. If you call after hours or on a weekend and have a true dental emergency, follow the prompts to be directed to the dentist on call. Otherwise, leave a message and we will contact you during normal business hours and an appointment time will then be scheduled.

Our office will be contacting you to reschedule an appointment if you are presently scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We currently plan to reopen Tuesday May 12th, pending any further changes.

We will continue to update you during this time to the best of our ability. Please stay healthy and safe during this time! We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Dr. Porter & Dr. Ayuso