Learn About Dental Implants from Dr. Silvoy
With state-of-the-art dental implants, we can replace one, several, or an entire arch of missing teeth and restore oral health. Implants are quickly becoming the modern choice for tooth replacement because they look and function like natural teeth.
Learn all about dental implants, what makes you a good candidate, and why it’s important to replace missing teeth. Then, schedule a consultation with our Durham implant dentist to discuss your specific needs.
What are Dental Implants?
Unlike removable tooth replacement options such as bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. The implants are designed to take the place of the natural tooth root in the jawbone and restore not only beauty to your smile but also your oral health.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
The dental implant placement process typically takes place over several months, allowing plenty of time between procedures for your body to fully heal. The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Silvoy, where he will develop a customized treatment plan to fit your specific needs.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a good choice for replacing missing teeth, but not everyone will immediately be good candidates. During your consultation, Dr. Silvoy will thoroughly examine your oral health to determine if you need any supplemental procedures to prepare your mouth for dental implants.
Consequences of Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can stop you from smiling, but did you know that they can also cause other dental issues? The consequences of missing teeth can be seen as soon as the tooth is gone and can cause long-term, permanent damage to surrounding dentition. Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant as soon as possible can help protect your oral health and prevent long-term issues, as well as give you a smile you’ll want to show off.
Treatment Options Compared
We offer several dental implant options for restoring your smile. Depending on how many teeth you need to replace and the condition of your oral health, Dr. Silvoy can advise you on the best procedure for your smile. Learn more about the different treatment options available at our Durham and Raleigh offices for replacing teeth so you can be confident in the decisions you make.
Traditional dentures have many downsides that make wearing them uncomfortable and inconvenient, but using dental implants to secure dentures eliminates many of these issues. Implant dentures offer a secure, stable, and more cost-effective approach than other tooth replacement options, making them a great solution for many patients who have lost all of their teeth.
Same Day (Immediate Load) Dental Implants
Don’t want to live with a gap in your smile while you recover from dental implant placement? In some cases, Dr. Silvoy can add a temporary crown on your dental implant the same day it’s placed, so you can leave your appointment with a fully restored smile. Same day dental implants use an immediate load method and are ideal for patients missing a single tooth and have otherwise excellent oral health.
Dental Implants Can Help
If you are living without all your teeth, dental implants and implant-supported treatments are the ideal solutions for fully restoring health and function to your smile. At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Lowcountry, our mission is to provide high-quality care in a friendly environment. For patients who’ve spent years missing teeth, our dental implant solutions are designed to restore your smile and quality of life for years to come.