What is a dental implant?

Once you lose a tooth you can not grow it back. Thankfully, dental implants are very close to mimicking natural teeth.

As implant dentistry advances, implants are quickly becoming the “go-to” treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are a three-part¬†system designed to replace teeth and support alignment and bite stability. For patients with missing teeth, choosing dental implants improve their oral and systemic health as well as their overall quality of life.

A single dental implant is made of three pieces that make up the prosthetic tooth system. Dental implants may also be used to secure a dental bridge or full arch denture creating a more stable replacement option.

Here’s how a dental implant works…
The Dental Restoration

A dental implant can be used as a single tooth replacement, or several may be placed to secure a partial, bridge or full denture. Dental restorations are fabricated from high-quality medical grade porcelain and are designed to look and feel like natural teeth for a seamless, beautiful result.

The Abutment

The abutment is a small metal piece that protrudes from the gumline. The abutment is used as an anchor and secures the dental crown or dental restoration to the jaw.

The Dental Implant

The dental implant itself is a small titanium screw-like structure. The implant is made from a biocompatible¬†material that fuses with the jaw bone. The implant creates a stable and secure foundation essentially replacing the missing root structure. The implant actually helps to activate the body’s natural healing process and promotes bone regeneration.

Why Choose Palmetto Smiles for Dental Implants?

Dr. Brian Sang and his associates offer full-service implant treatment plans. We handle all phases of treatment from the comfort of our Florence, SC dentist office at the convenience of our patients. Choosing Palmetto Smiles for dental implants allows you to enjoy a streamlined process without the need for visits to additional specialists. OUr team will coordinate your implant from pre treatment planning through the final design and fit for your dental restoration.

Are you missing teeth? Contact Palmetto Smiles at 843-203-5155 to learn about your options for restoring your smile.