Have you suffered from severe tooth damage or tooth loss? Here at Keowee Family Dentistry, we offer Dental Implant restorations to our Seneca and surrounding area patients who are looking to restore the function of their mouth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a great option for patients who have suffered, or are at risk of suffering, tooth loss. Whether your tooth loss is a result of severe decay or injury to the mouth, implant dentistry may be a good option to restore your mouth to its original beauty and function. Implants are essentially prosthetic roots that act as a replacement for your natural tooth root. Implants function just like your natural root, even stimulating the bone to preserve it and prevent the bone loss that normally occurs with tooth loss.
How do Dental Implants Work?
You may be wondering how implants can restore your mouth to its naturality. When an implant is placed in a patient’s mouth, just like a real root, it forms a bond with the jawbone and settles to create a stable, firm foundation for replacement teeth. The implant is placed into the gum, and then connected to the replacement tooth through a small piece called an abutment. Because implants form a bond with the jawbone, they serve as a strong infrastructure for replacement teeth and allow the replacements to perform like your natural teeth.
Are Implants Right for Me?
If you have suffered complete tooth loss, dental implants can help alleviate the impact of deteriorating bone loss such as collapsed facial profiles, lost lip support and increased wrinkles around the mouth.
If you have severe tooth decay that may require extraction, tooth replacement with implants may prevent further deterioration of facial structures and the related health problems that often occur with complete tooth loss.
For the smile you deserve
Dental Implants have enhanced the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people, of all ages throughout the world – including residents in Seneca, Clemson and surrounding areas – and you could be next. Contact Keowee Family Dentistry today to learn more or schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you restore your smile!