Replacing even a single lost tooth is essential to ensure patients are able to maintain their healthiest smiles. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the resultant effects may include any number of oral health concerns such as dental drift, jawbone deterioration, and gum tissue degeneration. Traditional tooth replacement solutions like crowns and bridges and removable dentures only replace those parts of the teeth above the gum lines. Dental implants are unique because they offer a replacement option that restores lost root structures and does not require alterations of adjacent teeth to support a bridge. If you’re interested in finding out more about dental implant supported tooth replacement in Powdersville, Simpsonville, or Greenwood, SC, we invite you to contact our team to schedule a tooth replacement consultation today.
Dental implant supported tooth replacement is a two phase process. Many dental practices refer patients to outside offices for the initial, surgical stage of treatment. However, we’re happy to provide both the surgical implant placement and the tooth replacement restoration phases of treatment in our comfortable practice. The placement process varies based on the number and position of teeth to be replaced. However, the overall process is similar. We’ll need to make a small incision in the gums. Then, the implant post will be inserted into the bone. Over the course of three to six months, the dental implant fuses with the bone in order to provide adequate support for a replacement tooth or teeth.
Possibly the most versatile tooth replacement solution available, dental implants can support any number of replacement teeth from a single crown to a full arch denture. Implant supported tooth replacement solutions from Tylan Creek Family Dentistry may include: