West Ashley Family Dentistry offers dental implants to their patients in Charleston, SC. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn work with a local surgeon to provide a range of dental implants to help patients restore the appearance and function of their smile. Our expert dentists will monitor your entire dental implant treatment plan for consistent and quality dental care.
Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn will meet one-on-one with each dental implant patient during a consultation. They will perform a thorough dental health exam to see if dental implants are the right choice for each patient. There are several types of dental implants that they will use depending on the patient and their needs.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental Implant Secured Dental Crown – Even a single missing tooth can cause serious oral health issues. Dental implants are recommended to replace a single missing tooth. Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn will coordinate the surgical phase of the implant post in to your root canal. Once healed in about 3-6 months, the abutment will be attached, and a dental crown will be used to complete the restoration at our Charleston, SC dentist office. The dental crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile.
Dental Implant Secured Dental Bridge – Traditionally, a dental bridge can be removable or fixed, attached to adjacent teeth using porcelain or metal. With both of these options, the long term outcome is often less than desirable and may require replacement down the road as the loss of teeth impacts the jaw and fit of the bite over time. This type of restoration places stress on the natural teeth. If neighboring teeth are in good health, this type of dental bridge could put unneeded stress on the teeth, leading to premature wear or cavity formation. A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. West Ashley Family Dentistry, a Charleston, SC dentist office, recommends securing dental bridges with dental implants. Dental implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.
Dental Implant Secured Denture – Implant secured dentures, or All-on-4 dental implants, offer a more comfortable and lasting result when all of the top or bottom teeth are lost. Many patients struggle with dentures that slip around in the mouth or even fall out leading to embarrassing situations. Dentures that are secured using dental implants will eliminate all that and more. We will coordinate the surgical phase with a local specialist who will strategically place as few as four dental implants in the jaw which will maintain healthy jaw bone structure. These dental implants will be used to secure a hybrid denture. All-on-4 dental implants 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.