Most modern dental implants are made from titanium/titanium alloy which is the best-suited material for preventing and reversing jaw bone deterioration. The dental implant replaces the root of the tooth so that Dr. Oliver can fit a replacement tooth. This is achieved by either screwing the tooth to the implant or tapping it into position until the tooth connects with the bone. Eventually, the replacement tooth becomes strong enough that other fittings, such as bridges, dentures and crowns are also supported.
Implant dentistry is the ideal restorative dentistry treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. As the implant replicates the natural root and strongly bonds with the bone, replacement teeth are durable and long-lasting. Although health problems are not likely to prevent the fitting of dental implants, smoking and drinking alcohol can affect your suitability for the procedure. Dr. Oliver will assess your viability for implant dentistry, ensuring that it is the best option for you.
When missing teeth are replaced through implant dentistry, there are a number of significant benefits. After some time, the implanted teeth will reinforce the structure of the bone, strengthening it and improving overall oral health. Rumor has it that people who suffer from Bruxism – clenching and grinding of the teeth – are not suitable candidates for implant dentistry. This is not necessarily true. In combination with other restorative dentistry procedures, you can still have healthy teeth through implant dentistry.
So long as you look after your oral health at home and visit Dr. Oliver for regular checkups, your implants may never need to be replaced. Just like your regular teeth, however, your implants will require occasional maintenance. Replacement teeth can also be fitted alongside your natural teeth, filling gaps in your mouth to improve your smile. With Dr. Oliver's expert care, your implants will last a lifetime and ensure that missing teeth do not adversely affect your oral health. Call us today at (843) 376-4157 to schedule a consultation at Cane Bay Family Dentistry.