Dental implants are now considered the number one choice to replace missing teeth. With nearly a 98% success rate, dental implants offer a permanent and secure missing teeth treatment option. There are many benefits of dental implant including full chewing function, replaces missing teeth at the root, will not slip, and they offer full chewing function. The procedure for dental implants requires multiple visits over several months.
Charleston, SC dentists Dr. Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn, can use dental implants to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth. Dental implants are capped with a dental restoration that is custom fit to your smile. Dental restorations now use the latest in dental materials for a natural looking tooth replacement. The entire implant procedure usually takes six to eight months, and most patients don’t experience a disruption to their daily lives.
About the Dental Implant Procedure
After a comprehensive evaluation, Charleston, SC dentists Dr. Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn will create a personalized dental implant treatment plan. We will coordinate the surgical phase of your implant procedure with a local oral surgeon who will perform the implantation of the post. Our dentists only work with the leading oral surgeons and periodontists in the area. Dental implants take about 3-6 months for the posts to fully heal and fuse with the jaw bone.
Depending on the type of implant you are receiving, at the second visit an abutment will be attached to the post. This will serve to secure the final restoration and will need to heal before the final step.
Once the dental implant has healed and integrated with the surrounding bone, an abutment will be placed on the implanted post. This will serve as a foundation for the placement of the prosthetic tooth.
Dental implants can be cared for just like natural teeth with daily brushing, flossing and routine dental visits to ensure oral health.