At Dental Home in Bluffton, SC, our dentist specializes in replacing missing teeth and making your smile whole again with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
You should know that implants are permanent! They look and work just like a natural tooth. Basically, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It is placed into the jaw. Once placed, the artificial root will hold a prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture for the replacement tooth. These implants root are usually made of titanium. The gums will naturally heal and the implants will bond to the bone. Dental implants are considered to be the most standard and effective treatment to replace missing teeth.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
One of the advantages of an implant is that it provides a strong foundation for permanent, or removable teeth, that are made to match your natural smile. Some other advantages of dental implants are:
- Improved appearance. They look and feel like your own teeth and because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
- Improved comfort. They eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Improved oral health. Because nearby teeth are not used to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
- Durability. They are very durable and will last many years.
How do I Take Care of my Dental Implant?
Remember to care for your dental implants just as you would your normal teeth. Brush and floss your teeth daily. Unfortunately, you do need to be careful not to scratch your implants. Keep up your regular dental cleaning appointments. Because of your implants, your dental hygienists will need to use different tools to clean your implants. At Dental Home, we will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your implants.
Your search for dental implants is over! Call Dental Home in the Bluffton, SC area at (843) 474-8919 for an appointment.