Charleston Dental Implants
Living with missing teeth can have a number of consequences to your overall health, your ability to speak and chew food properly, not to mention the compromised aesthetics of your smile. Fortunately, today there are better options for tooth replacement than ever before. The state-of-the-art method for replacing missing teeth is using dental implants. Pleasant Smiles makes dental implants in Charleston available right in your neighborhood.
Dental implants in Charleston provide a stable, long-lasting approach to making your smile whole again. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental implants also provide stimulation to your jaw bone, minimizing the deterioration of bone mass that typically accompanies the loss of a tooth. Dental implants preserve the contours of your face and prevent any surrounding teeth from shifting positions. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for implants. The implants are made of biocompatible materials, which are placed in your jawbone, and fuse with the living bone in only a few months; that process is called osseointegration. When the implants have fused and stabilized your dentist will be able to attach a beautiful, custom dental prosthetic, such as a crown, bridge or denture to complete the restoration of your missing tooth. Four or more implants can be used to support an entire denture arch. Anchoring your dentures with implants prevents slippage and can make eating and speaking more comfortable. Dental implants are an effective, predictable method for tooth replacement, with a very high success rate and widespread reports of satisfaction from patients following the procedure, especially since dental implants offer the closest replication of the function and feel of natural teeth. Implants require minimal maintenance, beyond brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist for regular checkups. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you are tired of living with missing teeth, or want extra support for your dentures, dental implants in Charleston may be right for you. For more information about dental implants, contact Pleasant Smiles today.