Our implant dentists and team are proud to offer dental implants as a premier solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the full functionality and natural appearance of your smile. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they serve as a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. This innovative treatment option provides a durable and permanent solution for tooth loss, allowing patients to enjoy a complete, stable, and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Our experienced team is dedicated to delivering exceptional care, ensuring that every step of the dental implant process is carried out with precision and comfort.
The journey to restoring your smile with dental implants involves several key steps:
- Comprehensive Evaluation: The process begins with a thorough examination of your oral health to determine if dental implants are the right option for you. This evaluation may include dental X-rays and scans to assess the health of your jawbone and the positioning of your teeth.
- Personalized Treatment Planning: Based on the initial assessment, we create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan outlines the entire implant process, including any preparatory procedures that may be required, such as bone grafting if additional jawbone support is needed.
- Surgical Placement: The dental implant surgery involves placing the titanium implant post into the jawbone, where it will integrate with the bone over several months. This process, known as osseointegration, provides a strong foundation for your new tooth.
- Healing and Osseointegration: After the implant is placed, a period of healing is required to allow the implant to bond with the jawbone securely. During this time, you may be fitted with a temporary restoration to maintain the aesthetics of your smile.
- Abutment and Crown Placement: Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant. This piece serves as a connector for the final crown, which will be custom-made to match the color, shape and size of your natural teeth, providing a seamless addition to your smile.
- Restoration and Follow-up: With the crown in place, your dental implant restoration is complete. We will schedule follow-up visits to ensure the health and functionality of your implant and address any concerns you may have.
Choosing dental implants in Greenville, South Carolina, offers numerous benefits:
- Natural Look and Feel: Implants are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
- Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Improved Oral Health: Unlike other restoration options, implants do not require altering adjacent teeth, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
- Prevention of Bone Loss: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.
- Enhanced Quality of Life: Implants restore your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
At Pelham Oaks Dentistry, we are committed to using the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. If you are considering dental implants as a solution for tooth loss, our team is here to provide you with the highest level of care and support throughout the process. Contact us today at 864-234-7023 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trey Morrow or Dr. Pat Breaux and take the first step towards a beautiful, functional smile with dental implants.