When you are missing teeth, there are unnatural spaces that start to form which can destabilize your jaw, and cause your functionality to deteriorate. These can cause shifts in your mouth that cause a “sunken” look making you appear older than you truly are. Dental implants are used to restore the structure of your jawline and how your teeth function in your mouth.
You are probably asking yourself, what is a dental implant and how can it be helpful to me? A dental implant is useful when you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth. Dental implants are small titanium posts or screws that are surgically inserted into the gums and allowed to fuse with the jawbone.
An implant becomes a fully integrated replacement tooth root, which is an essential component of a fully functioning, healthy smile. Implants help stabilize your mouth and jawbone, while serving as anchors for permanent restorations like crowns, bridges and dentures.
If you are a candidate for dental implants, dentures can be stabilized with the help of dental implants, adding both strength and comfort. Implant dentures are permanent and do not need to be removed for cleaning. They look, fit, feel and function just like natural teeth!
If you’re missing most or all of your natural teeth, we highly recommend implant supported dentures which help prevent the jawbone from deteriorating. Visit our Teeth in a Day page to learn how we can place implants and give you a new set of teeth in just one visit!
Implants look like natural teeth, and bring you the confidence of having a complete and full smile, but are actually composed of titanium porcelain. A small titanium rod is placed in the jawbone, to act as the tooth’s former root. Next, a custom-made crown is fitted and secured in the place over the implant. The titanium porcelain blends into your smile and creates new life in your mouth and your confidence.Don’t just take our word for it! Listen to one of our patient’s as she shares her story about her smile transformation with the help of dental implants.
If you desire a healthier, more natural smile and don’t want to be fearful to smile, schedule a consultation with Goose Creek Dental today. Our dentists, Dr. Barganier, Dr. Bale and Dr. Clark would be more than happy to talk with you on any questions you may have regarding the dental implant treatment. Call – Existing Patients: (843) 553-5235 or New Patients: (843) 779-9445 – to schedule!