Dental Implants Complete Your Smile Resolution

Introduction

Are you missing a tooth or have damaged teeth due to decay? Do you want a healthier, better smile this year? Loose and missing teeth can erode your confidence and cause you to avoid interactions with others. Dental implants provide several benefits and can create the smile you have always wanted.

Key Points

  • Poor oral hygiene leading to periodontal disease can cause teeth to become loose and fall out.
  • Injury or trauma to the face or mouth can also dislodge or break teeth.
  • Missing teeth cause cosmetic issues as well functional and long-term health issues.
  • Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss.
  • Replacing missing teeth with dental implants will help support adjacent teeth, restore function, improve facial aesthetics, and prevent the further loss of bone in your jaw.
Dental Implants Complete Your Smile Resolution

What Causes Teeth to Fall Out?

Oral health issues can result in missing teeth. A healthy mouth and gums have the bone and gum structure to hold teeth in place and chew food correctly. Bad oral hygiene can cause periodontal conditions that weaken the bones and gums and lead to tooth loss. Injury is another common reason you might experience loose or missing teeth. A car crash or sports injury could damage your mouth and teeth.

Why Dental Implants Are The Best Dental Care Option for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth are both a cosmetic and health issue. Without treatment, you can become self-conscious about your smile and avoid contact with others. It can also create health challenges if your jawbone and gums cannot properly hold your teeth in place.

Dental implants offer both physical and mental benefits. A few of the most common benefits dental implants provide are:

  • A younger-looking smile.
  • More self-confidence.
  • Teeth that feel like your natural teeth.
  • A solution that looks like your natural teeth.
  • No challenges speaking.
  • The ability to chew your favorite foods.
  • Preserve the jawbone structure.
  • Avoid the shifting of your teeth.

The Dental Implant Procedure

You can receive a dental implant for one or multiple teeth or a full replacement. The first step is to evaluate your current oral health. If you currently have gum disease, the dentist may need to eliminate any diseased tissue and strengthen your jawbone before performing the implant surgery.

The procedure to place dental implants involves embedding a titanium screw into your jawbone to serve as the root of the new tooth crown that will be affixed to an abutment placed on the implant post. Once the area around the implant post heals and grafts with the bone, the dentist attaches an abutment to the post and then attaches anew crown to the abutment, giving you a permanent solution to tooth loss.

The new tooth will last decades, and with proper care of your dental implants, will look and function just like your natural teeth.

Dental Implant FAQs

  • How much does a single dental implant cost in 2022?

    The cost of a single dental implant can range from $3,000 to $6,000 depending on several different factors.  The price of the dental implant includes the surgical and anesthesia costs, the implant post, a custom abutment, a porcelain implant crown, and all dental lab costs.

  • What are the Downsides of Dental Implants?

    Because Dental Implants are considered a cosmetic procedure, they are generally not covered by most dental or major medical insurance plans.  Dental implants also require and outpatient surgery which may, in rare instances, result in complications from the surgery or anesthesia.

  • Are Dental Implants as Strong as Real Teeth?

    Advances in dental implants, and the components and materials used in dental implants, continue to improve the strength and durability of this popular tooth replacement option.  In general, the bite strength of a dental implant is roughly 80-90% of the strength of your natural teeth, allowing patients to the return of their normal biting and chewing function.

Call for an Appointment

If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.

He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.

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Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Kevin Hogan
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

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