Are you tired of living with the discomfort and inconvenience of missing teeth?
The loss of a tooth can have a tremendous impact on your life. It affects everything from your confidence about your appearance to your ability to eat comfortably and enjoy all your favorite foods.
At Conestee Family Dental, we’re pleased to offer several options for tooth replacement, including state-of-the-art dental implants.
Implants have been used for decades and, in that time, have become the preferred method for tooth replacement by dentists and patients alike. Our dental implant patients are always thrilled with the outstanding long-term results we can achieve!
How Does the Implant Process Work?
A dental implant is an artificial titanium tooth root that is surgically embedded into the jawbone and gum tissue. Once the implant has been placed and had time to heal, it functions just as your natural tooth roots would, providing a stable base for dental crowns, bridges, and even dentures.
Placing dental implants is a three-step process:
Anchoring the Implant Post
The implant post is essentially the dental implant itself. This is the part of the dental implant that Dr. Jared Burr places in your jaw. The procedure typically takes one to two hours, and our patients report little or no discomfort afterward.
The post resembles a tiny screw and is made of titanium, a material that's easily accepted by the body and prevents rejection of the implant.
Connecting the Abutment to the Restoration
The abutment is a small connector piece that protrudes from the implant post. This part of the implant is the piece to which we'll connect your new crown, bridge, or denture.
Placing Your New Restoration
The last part of the dental implant process is attaching a restoration that becomes the visible part of the tooth that allows you to eat and speak comfortably and smile with confidence.
When we replace a single tooth, we typically use an all-porcelain crown. In cases of more severe tooth loss, the best option is often a dental bridge or a denture.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
You are a good candidate for a dental implant if you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth and are looking for a permanent type of tooth replacement. Good oral health is also essential, and you need sufficient bone density in your jaw to provide support for the implant.
Millions of patients around the world have enjoyed the outstanding results offered by dental implants; however, they are not always the best choice for everyone. During your consultation, we’ll take the time to sit down with you and discuss all the pros and cons of dental implants. The more information you have, the easier it will be to make a confident decision about the treatment process and whether or not it's the best option for you.
Please Contact Our Office to Learn More
Still have questions? We would love to talk to you about dental implants at our Greenville, SC dental office and how they can benefit you. Please call us and we will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss your case at your convenience.