Implant dentistry is the ideal solution for missing teeth in Greenwood, SC
Are you embarrassed about missing teeth? If you find yourself avoiding smiling because of missing teeth, it may be time to explore the benefits of implant dentistry.
A beautiful smile is important in today’s society. People are drawn to beautiful smiles and your confidence can really suffer if you are dealing with missing teeth. Greenwood, SC dentist Dr. Griffin offers a solution by providing dental implants.
What is implant dentistry?
The magic of dental implants is that they replace the missing tooth root. Unlike dentures or bridges that rest on top of the gums, dental implants are placed into the bone to create an integrated support for dental prosthetics.
The advantages of dental implants include:
- Dental implants are natural looking. They can be color matched to neighboring teeth to ensure a beautiful, natural smile.
- Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth. Because the prosthetic is attached to the implant, there is no fear of them moving around or falling out.
- Dental implants stimulate bone regeneration, which keeps the integrity of the smile intact.
The Dental Implant Process
During the initial consultation, we will perform an evaluation to determine overall oral health. In order to receive dental implants, patients must have sufficient bone density. In some cases, a bone graft may be done prior to receiving implants to ensure the procedure is successful.
Placing the implant is a simple, in-office procedure. The tiny metal rod will be implanted into the bone. The bone will fuse around the implant, making it an integrated part of the mouth. A temporary restoration will be placed during this healing process. When the implant is fully healed, you will then be fitted with a permanent restoration.
If you are ready to find a solution to your missing teeth, call us at (864) 229-2610 for a consultation.