All About Dental Implants

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Are you feeling self-conscious about your smile? Do you struggle with a missing tooth and wish you could have it restored? If so, we have exciting news for you! Dental implants are a popular and effective way to improve your smile and oral health. Dr. Ryan Gilreath here at Goose Creek Family Dentistry in Goose Creek, South Carolina, is happy to talk to you about dental implants and why they might be right for you.

Dental implants are a long-term option for smile restoration. In fact, they become strong and durable enough to last a lifetime. Dental implants are made of titanium which is strong and compatible with the human body. How it works, is these titanium posts are surgically placed in your jaw where your tooth is missing. The titanium in time will fuse with your bone, which acts as a root of your tooth. The healing process can take up to several weeks to fully heal and fuse to your bone.

Once the dental implant heals, an artificial tooth such as a crown will be customized for you. The dental crown can be fitted and matched to your surrounding teeth blending into your other teeth. This will restore your smile and your lost tooth for years to come.

If you have questions about dental implants and wonder if dental implants are ideal for you, then please call our office today at 843-764-3081 to set up an appointment. Our team understands the importance of smile restorations and is happy to go over whatever options are best for your specific needs.