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The dental implant procedure offers advantages for patients with missing teeth in Greenwood

implant procedure offers advantages for patients with missing teeth

Whether you have a single missing tooth, or several, the gap in your smile is probably affecting your self-esteem. Adults who are self-conscious about their smiles often hide them, either behind their hand, behind their lips, or simply by not smiling as often as they would like.

If this sounds familiar, you may want to consider a dental implant procedure to eliminate the gap. A dental implant is a permanent solution that delivers the appearance and function you deserve.

Dr. Christopher Griffin in Greenwood, SC, has been helping his patients improve their smiles with dental implants for many years. The procedure includes inserting a small titanium rod into the jawbone. The bone fuses to the implant. A dental crown is placed to complete the procedure. Because the bone and gums need time to heal throughout the process, it takes several weeks or months and several visits to Dr. Griffin. The procedures are conducted under local anesthesia and most patients say the surgery and subsequent visits are pain free. Any lingering soreness after the anesthesia wears off can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.

Dental implants have several advantages for patients who are interested in replacing a missing tooth.

  • Implants improve the appearance of your smile and the function of your teeth. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can shift or the facial structure can droop. By replacing the tooth with an implant, patients can smile, chew, and speak just as they did before.
  • Caring for an implant is easy. Simply maintain good brushing and flossing habits and visit your dentist regularly. It is recommended that patients avoid certain habits such as smoking or chewing on hard objects.

If you’re ready to replace a missing tooth and get a great smile in return, call Dr. Griffin in Greenwood today.

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