Titanium implant replaces a tooth and capped with a traditional crown, replicating look and function of your original tooth.
For whatever reason you have a missing tooth or teeth – accident, injury, disease, or extraction – Dr. Jesse Taylor, of The Mount Pleasant Dentist, may recommend oral implants, also referred to as dental implants. Dental implants reproduce the natural appearance and function of your missing teeth. Before now, dentists struggled to create a normal-looking tooth. Dentures, bridge restorations, and other dental procedures offered limited results, but today, dental implants are a successful option if you are looking to perfect your smile. When Dr. Taylor uses dental implants, he gives you permanent natural-looking replacements that allow the same functionality as your natural teeth.
A construction of small, sturdy, titanium posts, dental implants function like the root structure of you natural tooth. Dr. Taylor uses titanium metal because it is the most compatible metal with your bone and oral tissues. He sets the dental implant into your jaw bone, and when in place, the implant, like your real tooth, can hold a crown, bridge, or over-denture (implant supported denture) in place. Dr. Taylor will discuss the dental implant options available to you whether it is to replace a single tooth or a full arch of teeth.
Your dental implants require the same dental care as your natural teeth: routine brushing and flossing, and regular dental examinations. When you maintain your dental implants properly, they will endure a lifetime.
Dr. Taylor or one of his knowledgeable staff will gladly discuss with you if dental implants are right for you. In the meantime, review the following dental conditions that might suggest the need for dental implants.
• You need to replace one or more missing teeth
• You need a support for a partial denture
• You need support and stability for full upper or lower dentures
• You need for chewing to be pain free
• You need more confidence while talking, eating, and smiling
• You need improvement in your overall oral and psychological health
• You want to increase your esthetic appearance and regain confidence
Dr. Taylor's continuing education keeps him up to date with dental implant improvements. He can provide you with current tooth replacement options for your broken, damaged, or missing teeth. Call The Mount Pleasant Dentist to schedule a free consultation to see if dental implants are right for you.