Replacing missing or damaged teeth is the key to restoring your smile, your oral health and your overall quality of life each day. West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston, SC offer several options for their patients who are missing teeth. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn will work with you on an individual basis to determine the most suitable tooth replacement option for your oral health needs and cosmetic goals. They will first thoroughly evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums, jaw bone and overall dental health before recommending the best treatment option. Your replacement option will include:
- Traditional Dental Bridge
- Traditional Dentures and Partials
- Dental Bridge secured by Dental Implants
- Dentures secured by Dental Implants
- Several Dental Crowns secured by Dental Implants
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Whenever possible, Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn will recommend dental implants for your multiple missing teeth. Having a full set of teeth is important to support the integrity of your facial structure but a full set of fully functioning teeth are important for your overall quality of life. Dental implants prevent bone loss in your jaw, have no eating restrictions, won’t slip around in your mouth and can last a lifetime if cared for properly. Dental implants are a permanent solution for your damaged or missing teeth.
Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
Dental Bridge secured by Dental Implants – A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. A dental bridge is traditionally secured using prepared adjacent teeth, essentially damaging healthy teeth. With the use of dental implants, a dental bridge can be permanently secured in place which doesn’t require the use of healthy adjacent teeth. Dental bridges supported by dental implants provide a structural support for the jaw and bite. A dental bridge may be secured using one or more dental implants. First, an implant posts will be surgically implanted in to the jaw bone. Once healed in 3-6 months, the dental bridge is secured to the dental implant.
Dentures secured by Dental Implants – Implant dentures offer more comfortable and lasting results when all of the top or bottom teeth are lost. Many patients struggle with traditional dentures that slip around in their mouth leading to embarrassing situations. Dentures that are secured using dental implants will eliminate that slipping. This is accomplished with a procedure known as All-on-4® dental implants where as few as four dental implants are implanted into your jawbone. This will maintain healthy jaw bone structure. The dental implants will be used to permanently secure a denture or partial denture. Dental implant secured dentures allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile. Dentures secured by dental implants also eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks or rinses.
Several Dental Crowns secured by Dental Implants – If you have 2 or more non-consecutive missing teeth, then our Charleston, SC dentists will recommend replacing each tooth with a single dental implant secured dental crown. We offer high quality dental crowns that are custom made to enhance both function and aesthetics. In most cases, a color matched porcelain or ceramic crown is suggested for both durability and a natural appearance.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Types of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn. Our Charleston dentist office welcomes new patients and provides personalized dental care for your specific needs. Contact us at (843) 371-5480 or request an appointment online.