A dental implant is a special technique that is used to restore a lost tooth and its root. It offers many advantages over a tooth replacement procedure.

Check out some of the key advantages that are associated with dental implants.

  • They are helpful for preserving the natural tissue of your tooth. A dental implant does so as it avoids cutting any of the adjacent teeth for performing the conventional bridgework.
  • The pressure on the remaining teeth or oral structures can be reduced by a dental implant. It does so by overdentures, bridgework and retaining the crowns, as well as, by providing independent support.
  • It has been observed that adjacent teeth’s restorative intervention can be reduced by undergoing a dental implant.
  • Significant reduction in bone resorption and bone preservation is possible by undergoing a dental implant. Dental implants also bring down deterioration that leads in the jawbone’s height loss.
  • Dental implants also enable you with an ability to chew food in a better manner and bring high clarity in your speech. Studies have proved that overdentures are responsible for improving chewing efficiency, as well, as speaking as opposed to full dentures.
  • Replacement of loosely fitted dentures can be done for improving retention support and stability of overdentures.
  • Your facial contours can be improved or controlled through overdentures that lead to reducing premature wrinkles.


Our practice & COVID-19 information

To Our Most Valued Patients:
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, we must implement new restrictions on patient care. This is based on the latest advice we have received from the Centers for Disease Control, the NC Dental Board and the American Dental Association. 
If you have an appointment at Howarth Family Dental Center for non-emergency dental treatment (such as a checkup or cleaning or fillings), the appointment has been canceled, and we will work with you to reschedule. We are now restricting treatment to urgent or emergency care only.
This decision was not easy, but necessary. The health and well-being of our patients and team members are our primary focus. We will continue to be available for urgent and emergency care.    
If you should have a true dental emergency, you can contact a member of our team by calling our office at 919-866-3200. Please be patient as it may take us a little longer to respond. We will also send updates via text and email as needed during the situation at hand.
We regret that we must restrict our patient care this way. We are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing this, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our team members, and the entire community. Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding during these trying times and we wish you all the best of health.
In Good Health,
Dr. Gregg Howarth & Staff

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