Are you looking for a fuller smile? Do you want to fill the gaps left by missing teeth? Dental implants are a great option for patients who want to restore one or more missing teeth. Implants provide stability and prevent shifting and overcrowding teeth as well as other dental problems caused by lost teeth.
Dental implants are a dental restoration that consists of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. The titanium post is surgically inserted into the jaw bone and fuses with the bone tissue over 3 to 6 months. An abutment connects the titanium post to the dental crown, which covers the dental implant. Dental crowns are crafted from porcelain ceramic and are custom-made to look like natural teeth.
Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn offer treatment with dental implants at West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions that many patients have about dental implants below:
Dental Implant FAQs
What benefits to dental implants offer?
Dental implants offer multiple benefits to patients who are missing teeth. Patients who undergo treatment with dental implants find they have improved speech, appearance, and oral health. In addition, placing dental implants can combat problems that arise from missing teeth, such as shifting teeth, overcrowding, tooth decay, speech issues, and bite misalignment.
Can I receive dental implants immediately after a tooth extraction?
Sometimes we are able to perform a tooth extraction and dental implant procedure on the same day. However, not all patients are able to receive this treatment. During your consultation, we will determine if this is a feasible treatment option for you.
Do dental implants hurt?
During every dental implant procedure, we use anesthesia to numb the treated area. We will also provide you with a prescription for pain medication following treatment. You will feel soreness after the procedure, but excessive pain is abnormal. Please contact us if you are in pain for days following your implant procedure.
Schedule an Appointment
Replace missing teeth with a dental implant-secured restoration today. Call West Ashley Family Dentistry at (843) 371-5480. You may also request a consultation with our dentists online.