Dental Implants in Easley, SC - Dental Associates of Easley
Are you self conscious about a missing tooth, or even having difficulties chewing because of missing teeth? Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth and currently have a 95% success rate, which is the highest success rate of any other tooth replacement option. You may be familiar with a bridge or partial. Dental implants differ in the fact that no other tooth is affected. To fabricate a bridge, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are reduced in size to hold a crown, which assists in replacing the missing tooth. A partial is supported by the adjacent teeth to secure it. A dental implant acts as a single natural tooth. The implant is a titanium screw placed in the bone that acts as the root of the tooth. This titanium can never obtain a cavity, and this is why it is one of the best options in dentistry for tooth replacement. Tooth loss is one of the most common causes of facial structure changes. These bones are ultimately supported by our teeth. Tooth loss causes facial bones to shrink from lack of stimulation. This, over time, will cause many facial changes, and in return cause aging. Since the dental implant acts as the root of the tooth, it supports facial bones, just like natural teeth.
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