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Could Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life?

March 23, 2019
Posted By: Thomas P. Riley, DMD
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If you have missing teeth in Summerville, SC, you know that it has a dramatic impact on your quality of life. Tooth loss makes even simple actions like speaking and eating a challenge. You may be so self-conscious that you want to hide your smile or, worse yet, not smile at all. 

Of course, missing teeth take their toll on your oral health as well. Teeth adjacent to the open space start to shift and move, which leads to tooth misalignment and destructive habits like teeth grinding. Since there’s no root present to stimulate bone regeneration, you will experience bone loss in your jaw. This loss not only threatens the stability of remaining teeth but also change the contours of your face and may make you appear older than you are.

Dental Implants Solve the Problem of Tooth Loss

With dental implants, millions of people have a reason to smile proudly again. Instead of bridges or dentures that rest on top of your gums, dental implants are titanium replacement roots that are placed surgically in your jaw. 

As the implant heals for several months, a process called osseointegration occurs. The implant post fuses with the bone and tissue that surround it and becomes a permanent part of your dental structure.

When the implant has healed in place, your dental implants dentist in Summerville will add a crown, bridge, or denture to restore function and enhance the appearance of your smile.

There are several reasons why dental implants are so popular:

  • They are a tooth replacement that supports good oral health
  • They stabilize dentures so that they won’t shift and move
  • They are a long-term solution for tooth loss

Please Call Azalea Dental for a Consultation

If you have missing teeth and want to learn more about how dental implants in Summerville, SC can benefit you and your oral health, please call us to arrange a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Thomas Riley. He will evaluate your needs, explain your options, and determine if you are a good candidate for tooth replacement with dental implants. 

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