Dental Implants In Hilton Head Island, SC
If you have gaps in your smile, it could affect more than just your appearance and self-confidence. Gaps can cause your teeth to shift and your jawbone to atrophy, causing issues with your bite and even causing sagging facial skin or premature aging in some cases. Luckily, Lee E. Oppenheimer, DDS & Associates offer dental implants to the Hilton Head Island and Lowcountry, SC community.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants replace a missing tooth and its root, permanently anchoring into the jawbone underneath your gap to integrate into your smile. Their design and permanence set them apart from traditional tooth replacement options like bridges or dentures. An implant has three main parts: a fixture, an abutment, and a prosthetic. Your dentist implants the fixture directly into the jawbone, allowing the bone to grow around the fixture as the implant site heals to hold it in place. The prosthetic is made from porcelain and looks like a natural tooth. It fits over the fixture to replace the missing tooth. The abutment holds these two parts together and allows your dentist to remove or replace the prosthetic if need be.
How can my dentist help my smile?
The teams at Lee E. Oppenheimer, DDS & Associates are experts in providing their patients with compassionate, professional care. This empathetic approach to dentistry allows your dentists to ensure that patients feel as though their questions are met with friendly and knowledgeable answers and that your dental procedures are the best, most state-of-the-art treatments available. Together with your dentist, you can find the best course of treatment for your smile, whether you need a dental implant to replace a single tooth or an entire arch of teeth.
Dental Implants in Hilton Head Island
If you think you could benefit from dental implants, a consultation with your dentist will help you determine if this treatment is right for you. Implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to clean them as you would your own teeth. Simple brushing and flossing paired with regular dental examinations and cleanings is plenty to keep your smile healthy and clean for the long haul.
Below is a list of some of the Dental Implant services provided by our office. Our office prides itself on utilizing leading technology to place most dental implants on the day of an extraction and if needed, placing a temporary crown on the implant on the same day. Please click on the appropriate link to learn more.
If you're still wondering if dental implants are for you, visit our Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions page.
Lee E. Oppenheimer, DDS and Associates are ready to tell you more about their dental implant services and how they can help improve your smile! Call our Hilton Head Island, SC office today to schedule an appointment (843) 842-5005!