It is not uncommon for people to require at least one tooth replacement in their lifetime. While there are many restoration options, one of the best is dental implants. Implants have revolutionized restorative dentistry, and may be the best option for your replacement needs.
The reason dental implants are such a valuable tool is that they go farther in replacing the entire tooth than other restorations. Other treatments only replace the outer, visible portion of a tooth, but dental implants go down to the root, providing a sturdy restoration that can last you a lifetime.
The actual implant portion of the restoration is a biocompatible titanium post that is surgically inserted into the bone structure. Over a period of a few weeks, the bone heals around the implant in a process called osseointegration. The post will eventually be as firmly planted as the roots of your natural teeth.
Once the post is integrated, it can support a variety of dental restorations. These range from a single tooth replacement to a dental bridge or even dentures. Many of our patients at Trinity Dental Center opt for implant-supported dentures if they need to replace many or even all of their teeth. These offer greater stability than traditional dentures. Some dentures can even be retrofitted for implants.
Dental implants can provide a lifetime of improved teeth function. If you would like to learn more about implants and whether they are the right restoration option for you, please call our dental office in Anderson, SC to set up a consultation with Dr. Robert Berkowitz today.