Dental Implants

We rely on our teeth for many basic functions. When they're gone, it makes life difficult in so many ways.

Fortunately, you can replace your missing teeth and restore the function of your bite with dental implant-supported replacement teeth.

Precision Dental Partners can perform the entire dental implant procedure from start to finish at our Charlotte, NC, practice.

Tooth Loss Can Impact Your Overall Health 

"Severe tooth loss (having 8 or fewer teeth) impacts the ability to eat meats, fruits, and vegetables, and presents yet another challenge to having a healthy diet." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Can Implant Treatment Offer You? Benefits of Dental Implants

Jawbone Stimulation and Better Oral Health

When you lose natural teeth, you also lose their roots. Without the roots stimulating the bone tissue, the jawbone will begin to atrophy. Dental implants don't just help to replace a tooth; they act as tooth roots to stimulate your jaw and prevent it from receding. 

A Younger-Looking, More Attractive Appearance

Missing teeth may make you feel reluctant to share your smile. Our dental implant-supported restorations are made with lifelike materials and customized to blend in with your natural teeth. Thanks to implants, you can be sure your restoration will not shift out of place when you speak or eat. No one will know you have a restoration.

Improved Bite Strength and Dental Function

Missing teeth can leave you unable to eat your favorite foods, or cause you to only chew with certain areas of your bite, causing strain on the jaw. Replacing one lost tooth or many teeth with dental implants can restore your function and maintain the balance of your bite. If you wear traditional dentures and are tired of an unstable bite, implants are the most effective dentistry solution.

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Can Dental Implants
Benefit You?

Whether you have lost one tooth or many teeth, dental implants are a wise investment to support your long-term oral health. Patients find freedom in what they can eat, and confidence in their smiles after implant surgery.

At our dental practice, Dr. Mason Pirtle helps patients restore the look and function of their smiles by offering both dental implant placement and restorations in one convenient location. For a free consultation to discuss your dental implant treatment with Dr. Pirtle, contact our Charlotte, NC, office:

(704) 771-1371

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Why Choose Dr. Pirtle in Charlotte, NC?

Advanced Training

Dr. Pirtle has undergone specialized training in the surgical placement of dental implants to provide his patients with the most effective treatment. He can also craft custom dental prostheses made to suit each patient's facial features and budget.

Convenient Location

Dr. Pirtle's Charlotte dental office is in the Ballantyne neighborhood–a beautiful area with boutiques and restaurants. Your dental implant treatment with our team can be a convenient stop in your day of running errands.

Gentle Techniques

Many patients who need dental implants are afraid to commit to the procedure due to the fear of pain. With Dr. Pirtle’s gentle techniques, there’s no need to worry. Dr. Pirtle can also administer sedation to keep you relaxed throughout your procedure.

Keeping You Comfortable With 3 Sedation Options

Do you have trouble sitting still, dental anxiety, or a sensitive gag reflex? In addition to local anesthesia to minimize pain at the treatment site, Dr. Pirtle can administer one of three sedation options to keep you comfortable throughout treatment:
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Nitrous Oxide

The lightest form of sedation we offer, nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered through a nose mask. It takes effect quickly and keeps patients calm throughout treatment. Once treatment is complete and the mask is removed, the nitrous oxide wears off quickly so you can drive yourself home shortly after your appointment.

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Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is a pill that is taken about an hour before your procedure to put you in a state of relaxation. Because it keeps you calm and makes you feel a little sleepy, someone will have to drive you to and from your appointment.

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IV Sedation

Intravenous sedation puts you in a state of deep relaxation, without rendering you completely unconscious. This form of sedation can be adjusted throughout your treatment to keep you comfortable. With this form of sedation, an anesthesiologist will monitor you throughout treatment to ensure your safety. Someone will have to drive you to and from your appointment.

We Accept Insurance and Financing

While dental implants are not covered by basic insurance, your insurance may contribute to the cost of your restoration and any preparatory procedures you need. We are not in network with any insurance providers but can check to determine if your benefits will apply to your treatment and help you get the most coverage possible.

At Precision Dental Partners, we have another way of making this life-changing treatment affordable. We accept CareCredit® financing, which lets you create payment plans to make the cost of your dentistry procedures more manageable.

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Reach Out to Our Charlotte Office Today

Often, patients are referred to multiple outside specialists to complete the process of dental implant surgery. At our practice, the entire dental implant and restoration placement can occur under one roof, under a single doctor's supervision. We're located in the beautiful Ballantyne neighborhood and serve patients throughout the Charlotte, NC, area. To learn more about our practice and get a free consultation, contact our Charlotte, NC, practice today:

(704) 771-1371

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Judy Nelbach

Charlotte, NC


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I can't say enough about my overall wonderful experience at Precision Dental from the bright, super clean office, Lexi, the office admin.who is always so patient, kind & helpful... Dr. Pirtle, explains everything & i never felt rushed. Dr. P & his assistant Lily went above & beyond to make me feel safe & they were very understanding & patient with my anxiety/fears..Highly recommend PD.

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Violet Richardson

Charlotte, NC


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A round of applause for Precision Dental!! My whole life I have been terrified to go to the dentist, but knowing that I needed to get a lot of work done, I took a leap of faith after hearing such wonderful things about this office and staff. I need sedation because of my dental anxiety and they provide not only that, but they make sure I'm always at ease and comfortable. I will never go anywhere else!

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Candidacy Factors for Implant Treatment

Sufficient Jawbone Density

Your jawbone must have sufficient density to support implants. Unfortunately, jawbone density decreases when you have missing teeth, leaving many patients unable to receive dental implants immediately. If this is the case, you may need bone grafting to restore your jaw density so you can qualify for implant surgery.  

No Smoking

If you're a smoker, we recommend you quit several months prior to your dental implant surgery. Smoking increases the chance of implant failure because it decreases blood flow to wounds and weakens your immune system, hindering the healing process necessary for a successful outcome. 

Good Oral Health

Teeth decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns should be addressed before dental implant surgery. If an infection or other oral health issues are present in the mouth, the implants will fail. We can perform restorative dentistry procedures to give your smile a healthy foundation for dental implants.

Good Overall Health

For any surgical procedure, patients should be in good overall health beforehand. If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, or other autoimmune disorders, the healing process can be more difficult. Check with your doctor and inform our dentist of any pre-existing conditions you have before undergoing surgery. 

Implant-Supported Crowns Are A Popular Procedure

Our Dental Implant Process

Our dentist and dental care team can perform your entire implant procedure at our Charlotte, NC, dental office. Unlike some offices that refer patients out for implant placement and other stages of treatment, our dentist can place your implant, and provide your custom crown, bridge, or denture. Here is a look at what to expect from start to finish:

Dental implant surgery is a multi-step process that's performed in its entirety at our Charlotte, NC, practice. 
Dental implant surgery is a multi-step process that's performed in its entirety at our Charlotte, NC, practice. 


If you have missing teeth, come into our Charlotte dental office for a free consultation. Our dentist will determine if implants are right for you.

Preparatory Procedures

If you need a bone graft, or treatment to resolve issues like gum disease, they will be performed before we schedule your implant placement surgery.

Placing Implants

The titanium implant is inserted into the jawbone. Next, the gums are sutured closed over the implant.

First Healing Period 

It takes about three to six months for the implants to fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. 

Placing the Abutment

Your dentist will expose your implant again to place your abutment piece, and then suture the gums closed around the abutment, leaving it exposed above the gumline. The gums will need about two weeks to heal after this step.


Once the gums have healed, your dentist will take impressions of your jaws and the abutments, which will be used to craft your custom restoration. While we are creating your custom bridge, crown, or denture, we can provide a temporary restoration so you don't have to go another day without restored function.

Placing the Restoration

When your permanent restoration is complete, you will return to our Charlotte office, where Dr. Pirtle will attach it to the abutments. The result is a restored smile that looks natural, feels comfortable, and functions properly

Helping Charlotte Smile Again A Real Patient Case

Precision Dental Partner Patient Before implants
Before This patient was unhappy with their worn teeth, noticeable metal restorations, and missing teeth.
Precision Dental Partner Patient After implants
After Dr. Pirtle designed a treatment plan using dental implants and restorations. The result is a beautiful smile that looks completely natural.
Dr. Pirtle has helped many patients restore their smiles with this versatile tooth replacement solution, so he's seen firsthand how transformative it can be. Whether you have one missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or widespread tooth loss, we have what you need to restore dental form and function. Get started today by filling out our form or calling us at (704) 771-1371.

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Charlotte, NC


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Visit after visit, the end result is exactly the same- outstanding service and experience. Dr. Pirtle and staff excel at making you feel at ease, but more than that, they do such a great job at making you feel excited about coming in... If you are someone who frets the dentist, Precision Dental Partners is the place for you! I'd easily go 12 stars if that was a thing.

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Scott T

Charlotte, NC


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Dr. Pirtle and the whole team at Precision Dental are lovely; they explained everything from the dental procedures to the billing & insurance processes to me clearly, and they answered all my questions, no matter how silly they were. I feel like Dr. Little has my best interests in mind, and will continue visiting to ensure my smile stays on point!

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Caring for Your Dental Implants and New Restoration

When cared for properly, your dental implants can last for the rest of your life. Implant-supported crowns can last 10-15 years, implant-supported bridges can last 10-20 years, and implant-supported dentures can last 10-20 years before needing to be replaced. However, their longevity will depend heavily on how you care for them. We recommend:
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Following an At-Home Routine

You can care for your dental restoration like you would care for your natural teeth. Whether you have a crown, bridge, or denture, be sure to brush it twice a day with nonabrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also floss daily around all of your teeth and your dental implants. If you have an implant-supported denture, you can use a floss threader to clean underneath it.

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Being Mindful of Bad Habits

While your restoration will be made from durable materials so it can withstand normal biting and chewing forces, it can still become damaged. Be mindful of your habits and try not to chew on fingernails or pens, eat ice, or use your teeth to open packages. This will protect both your restoration and your remaining natural teeth.

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Attending Dental Checkups

Regular checkups with your dentist and dental hygienist will contribute to good overall oral health, maintaining a healthy environment for your dental implants. Your dentist can also help catch any problems before they become serious and tell you when it's time to replace your crown, bridge, or denture.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary based on a variety of factors, such as the number of teeth you are replacing, any necessary preparatory procedures, and the type of restoration used. Dr. Pirtle will provide you with an estimate during your free consultation at his Charlotte office.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

We make the process virtually painless by using local anesthesia and optional sedation. Our dentist will also provide advice regarding pain management. Often, over-the-counter meds are sufficient to maintain your comfort as you heal.

How long do dental implants last?

By maintaining excellent oral hygiene and making regular visits to your dentist, you can expect your dental implants to last the rest of your life. However, your restorations will probably need to be replaced about every 10 years.

What if I don't qualify for dental implants?

Patients with insufficient jawbone density may not qualify for traditional implants, but that doesn't mean you can never take advantage of this solution. We offer All-on-4 dental implants for patients who need to replace a full arch of teeth. This approach is specifically designed to benefit those who have experienced some degree of bone atrophy after tooth loss, without the need for a bone graft. If you have experienced significant bone recession, we can coordinate a grafting procedure to restore the jaw and create a viable foundation for dental implants.

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Welcome to Precision Dental Partners, a modern dentistry office located in Ballantyne, NC. Dr. Mason Pirtle is a proud University of North Carolina graduate providing cutting-edge cosmetic and restorative treatments to make your smile the best it can be. His services include:

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