Advantages of Dental Implants

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Flexibility. Dental implants can replace single teeth, multiple teeth, support bridges, or support removable or fixed dentures.
  • Improved appearance: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech.  With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable tooth replacement.
  • Easier eating. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back you smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.  Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability.  Implants are very durable and will last many years.  With good care, many implants last a lifetime.

Bridge vs. Implant


Caring for a Dental Implant

Do you think you might be a candidate for an implant?  We invite you to Contact Us to schedule a consultation and let us explore your options.


In regards the Coronavirus (Covid-19):
At Asheville Periodontics, the health of our community is our top priority.  For the greater good of the community and the safety of our patients and staff, we will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19.  Stay tuned here, and on our website for more updates as the situation progresses.
To lessen the load on hospital emergency rooms, we will be available should you have a serious dental emergency.  You can reach Dr. Goggin via phone or text at 828-423-0146 or Rachel our office manager 828-571-0116.  We do request that if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in an active COVID-19 area in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has, please let us know before being seen.
For those of you with appointments in the coming weeks, we will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.  Thank you for your understanding.