Tidewater Dentistry

Summerville, SC Dental Implants

Even with regular check-ups and proper brushing and flossing, as people live longer, teeth may need to be removed. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, dental implants will help restore proper function of your teeth, but also boost your confidence in your smile.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or even help to hold a loose denture in place.

What Is A Dental Implant?

An implant is a titanium post that is placed surgically into the jawbone. After the implant is placed, bone grows around the implant, and it becomes solidified in place and acts as the “root” for your new tooth.

The replacement tooth or teeth are then fabricated to your unique specifications and are placed on top of the post. These restorations are the best replacement option available, and they look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. If you are only missing a single tooth, then only one implant is necessary; however, if you are missing more than one or even all of your teeth, multiple dental implants can be placed to support a fixed bridge or hold complete dentures in place.  

Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

There is a chance you are a candidate for dental implants if you are missing one or more teeth. The first step to restoring your smile with implants is a consult with Dr. Williamson to determine if there is enough bone available in the area, or if there are any complications that would prevent you from having an implant placed in the area. We will take the time to walk you through the process, develop a treatment plan, and help you decide if implants are the right solution for you.

Advantages of Dental Implants

If you are missing only one tooth, an implant can provide a single tooth solution to a single tooth problem. There is no need to rely on adjacent teeth for support as we must do with conventional bridges.  

Conventional dentures can often be aggravating as they move around when you eat, food gets lodged underneath, and they may even come out while talking. Dental implants can provide stability for complete or partial dentures, so they stay in place, and you can be confident in your smile.  

Implants can help maintain space created when teeth are lost so that your other teeth do not shift and cause problems. Properly cared for, implants can last a lifetime.  

Call Us Today!

If you are missing one or more teeth and think you may be interested in replacing them with dental implants, give Tidewater Dentistry a call today and schedule a consult so we can help walk you through the process and decide if dental implants are right for you.