What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that support replacement teeth. The replacement teeth are surgically inserted into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The following are the benefits of dental implants.

Improved Speech

People who use poor-fitting dentures often slur or mumble their words when the teeth slip in their mouths. Dental implants will allow you to speak freely without having to worry about your teeth slipping.

Improved Oral Health

Dental implants do not cause any damage to any of the surrounding teeth. More of your teeth will be intact, which will improve your long-term oral health. It is also much easier to access the spaces between teeth when practicing oral hygiene. A missing tooth gap can trap food and bacteria and can lead to serious gum disease.

Less Pain

There are a variety of activities that can be painful for people with missing teeth or dentures. Dental implants eliminate the discomfort that can be caused by dentures, and you will not have to take them in and out of your mouth.

Easier Eating

Sliding dentures or missing teeth can make it more difficult to chew and eat food properly. Dental implants function like natural teeth, which can allow you to eat tougher foods without experiencing pain.

Improved Appearance and Self Esteem

Dental implants can restore your smile to its fullest, and allow you to feel more confident about your appearance. The implants are designed to fuse with your teeth permanently and look like natural teeth.

Can Last a Lifetime

Since dental implants are made out of titanium, they are incredibly durable. The posts are difficult to damage and may last the rest of your life. It can save you money in comparison to dentures because you will not have to purchase replacements.

Easy Maintenance

Cleaning an implant-supported crown is the same as cleaning your natural teeth. You will not have to change your dental hygiene habits if you already brush and floss your teeth every day.

What Is The Dental Implant Process?

There are two surgical procedures for the placement of dental implants. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants beneath the surface of the gums are gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. The second phase starts with uncovering the implants and attaching small posts that protrude the gums that will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

Contact Pleasant Family Dentistry

If you live in South Carolina and are interested in getting dental implants, contact Pleasant Family Dentistry. Our dentists can provide you with a variety of services to properly maintain your oral health. Visit our website at http://www.pleasantfamilydentistry.com/ or give us a call at (843) 881-8881 to schedule an appointment.

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This was my first visit to PFD and I was impressed. The staff are all so friendly. I really liked getting a quick tour of the facility and an overview of all they can provide. Great experience!

Cindy L.
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Great visit! Up to date equipment. Pleasant atmosphere. Very friendly and professional staff. I highly recommend!

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The team at Pleasant Family Dentistry is honestly nothing short of amazing. Always professional and always more than pleasant.

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Great dentists and staff that really care about their patients. State of the art equipment. Always clean and just a pleasant experience every time I go to the dentist there.

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