If you have missing or damaged teeth and have considered investigating the value of dental implants, today is a great time to take action. Dr. Kevin Hogan serves the greater Charleston area and is scheduling dental implant consultations now.
Missing or damaged teeth can be traumatic and complicated. You must weigh the cost of immediately addressing the loss or delaying treatment. While it seems like a complex procedure, there are simple solutions for experienced dentists like Dr. Kevin Hogan. In most cases, he can remove the damaged tooth and replace it with a dental implant that will have the look and feel of your natural teeth.
- There are many options to replace one or more missing teeth, including temporary or permanent dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
- Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss.
- Dental implants return function and preserve the natural look of your face and smile.
- Dental implants prevent bone loss in your jaw and protect healthy adjacent teeth.
- With good daily hygiene, dental implants can last for decades.
When comparing dentures, bridgework, and dental implants, the latter is nearly always the superior choice. While not everyone qualifies for the procedure, those who do report a high level of satisfaction. Not only do you end up with a strong and stable tooth replacement, but it will also have a natural appearance that will be indistinguishable from your other teeth.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for missing and damaged teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Most people who experience missing or damaged teeth qualify for dental implants. The procedure can work with a single tooth, multiple teeth, or the entire arch. Dr. Hogan will complete an examination and review your overall oral health to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Clients who may not be able to receive the benefits of dental implants include the following:
- Clients with excessive bone loss due to gum disease or other causes.
- Health conditions that make the surgery risky or prohibitive.
- Degenerative diseases that affect the jawbone and surrounding tissue could prevent the anchor from remaining secure over time.
In the case of bone loss, Dr. Hogan may repair or rebuild the bone prior to the implant, allowing you to receive the procedure even if you have initial challenges.
Are dental implants worth it?
Dental implants provide more than just an aesthetic outcome from tooth loss. Dental implants support the adjacent teeth, supporting a healthy bite. Implants also decrease bone loss, preserving the underlying jawbone and further preserving facial aesthetics.
What is the best age for dental implants?
Dental implants are an appropriate, permanent solution to missing that can last 25 years or more with proper care and maintenance. Since over half of individuals over the age of 65 have at least one missing tooth, dental implants are a popular solutions for older individuals wanting to replace one or more missing teeth, or replace a full arch of teeth with implant supported dentures.
How long do teeth implants last?
A typical dental implant will easily last 25 years or more with good dental hygiene and proper care and maintenance. Maintaining dental implants is no different than caring for your natural teeth and require twice daily oral care and good hygiene practices. Failure to properly care for and maintain your dental implants can greatly shorten the expected life of your implants.
Are teeth implants painful?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace one or more missing teeth. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthetic with an associated local anesthetic to completely numb the jaw. After you awaken form the surgery and the local numbing agent wears off, you may experience mild pain and bruising for several days which is usually controlled well will over the counter pain medication. After you have healed form the surgery, you should no longer experience any pain.
Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?
Patients who grind their teeth, clinch their jaw or bite their fingernails may put too much pressure on the implants which could result in long-term damage. Also, people with certain medical conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, a severely compromised immune system, or people that that steroids or other drugs to suppress the immune system may not be a suitable candidate for dental implants.
What is the alternative to dental implants?
Dental implants are one of the most popular options for replacing one or more missing teeth. In addition to implants, full or partial, fixed or removable bridges are a common treatment used to replace missing teeth between adjacent healthy teeth.
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.