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Dental Implants Greenwood SC - Implant Procedure A beautiful smile is typically characterized by teeth that are healthy, properly aligned, and aesthetically pleasing. However, if a patient loses a tooth within their dental arch, this can dramatically change the appearance of the smile. The gap left behind by a missing tooth can be a source of embarrassment and can dramatically reduce one’s self-esteem. Spaces can affect the way a patient speaks and eats, and can result in the shifting of teeth within the dental arch. In order to restore the smile to the way it once was before the tooth loss, patients might want to consider the benefits of placing a dental implant.

A dental implant is a technique used to restore a smile after tooth loss. Patients can receive dental implants to replace a single tooth, or to hold full cosmetic dentures in place. The implant is a titanium rod that is surgically placed into the bone of the jaw. This implant acts as a natural tooth root, which is held in place by the bone. This is how the restoration maintains its strength and durability.

The dental implant procedure is done under local anesthesia and patients are completely comfortable throughout the surgery. The dentist takes x-rays of the teeth beforehand to determine the precise location in the bone to place the implant for the best success. Dr. Christopher Griffin, DMD discusses the benefits of implants, and explains what patients can expect before, during, and after the procedure. Patients are educated on the process of osseointegration that must occur to stimulate bone growth around the implant before it can be permanently restored with a custom crown. This process can take several months, but ensures that the implant procedure is successful.

Alternatives to dental implants include dental bridges and partial dentures. However, dental implants are the only standalone, permanent restoration for tooth loss, and they can last a lifetime when properly maintained. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so a consultation appointment is essential in learning more about the services available for restoration. Dr. Griffin enjoys offering this cosmetic restoration to help patients after natural tooth loss to restore their smile and their confidence!

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