Dental Implants in Summerville SC
There’s no doubt that losing a tooth can dramatically affect your quality of life.
If you or a member of your family is dealing with tooth loss, dental implants restored at Azalea Dental are a great option to consider. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that restores your appearance and will have you proudly smiling again in no time!
Sure, excellent oral health is important. But we all know that looking your best helps you feel good about yourself and boosts your confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution that replaces a missing tooth, protects your oral health, and improves your appearance. Our patients especially love the fact that a dental implant looks and works so much like a natural tooth!
How Dental Implants Work
You may have heard about dental implants but wonder exactly what they are and how they work. We can tell you they are truly remarkable! For decades, implants have been used successfully to replace one tooth, several teeth, or most of a smile.
When most people think about a dental implant, they picture just the artificial tooth (crown, bridge, or denture) that takes the place of the missing tooth. However, a dental implant is actually a very small titanium post that is surgically placed directly into the jawbone.
After the implant is placed, it begins to bond fully to surrounding bone and tissue. This process creates a stable foundation for the dental restoration that Dr. Riley will attach to it. When the process is finished, the dental implant looks and works very similar to a natural tooth.
Dental Implants Improve Oral Health
When you have a dental implant placed, you’re not just addressing the cosmetic problem of a missing tooth. Dental implants actually help maintain your best oral health.
Since the implant post bonds securely with your jawbone, it prevents neighboring teeth from shifting and becoming unstable. The implant also stimulates growth of the jawbone to prevent deterioration, a common problem experienced when a tooth is lost.
A dental implant can change your life. When all your teeth are functioning properly, you can eat, drink, and speak with ease. Dental implants are comfortable, durable, and improve the appearance of your smile. If you’re a denture wearer, we can discuss the possibility of holding your dentures in place with dental implants. Imagine not having to worry about your dentures moving out of place at the most embarrassing times!
Please Call for More Information
There’s a lot to think about when considering dental implants. If you think that one or more implants may be the solution for your missing teeth, please call our Summerville dental office. We’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation with Dr. Riley so he can explain the process and answer all your questions.