If you are missing teeth, you are well aware of the struggle. You might be avoiding smiling when you feel happy or laughing out loud at your friend’s funniest joke.
This is no way to go through life!
But you might be also worried about what your options are when it comes to filling in the gaps in your smile. It’s possible that your only experience with restorative dentistry is bridges made with older crowns, which often leave distinctive dark lines at the gumline, or your parents’ old dentures, which could sometimes look extremely artificial.
Those days are gone.
Today’s modern tooth replacement options are designed with both functionality and esthetics in mind, and one of the best of these is dental implants at our Mt. Pleasant dental office.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth held in place by a metal post that is implanted surgically into your jaw. Following the surgery, your bone will actually allow the implant to integrate and become a permanent part of your oral anatomy.
This is a huge deal because it makes dental implants the most secure and most permanent replacement option possible. Plus, the artificial root encourages your bone to continue maintaining itself, which means that you don’t have to deal with bone loss and facial collapse.
Dental Implants and Restorations
Depending on your needs, we may use dental implants to secure a crown, a bridge, or even a denture. Crowns are typically used when we are replacing single teeth. Each crown is custom crafted by a lab we trust to Dr. Annan’s specific standards. Our patients are often amazed at how lifelike and natural their crowns appear! In fact, once the dental implant is placed and restored, you’ll probably have a hard time determining which tooth is your implant!
One of our top priorities is providing you with dentistry that is effective, healthy, and esthetically pleasing. We know how valuable your smile is, and we want to help you keep it looking great for a lifetime.
If you’d like to know more about dental implants in the Mt. Pleasant area, give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Annan!