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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Beall and Dr. Christopher are able to place single-stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an qualified oral surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Beall and Dr. Christopher can all perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist, Dr. Beall and Dr. Christopher, fit and make the permanent prosthesis; they will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
This section is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your implant dentistry experience with this practice. Call our office if you would like more information: James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry Charleston Office Phone Number 843-795-1111.
James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry
Patient Testimonial by Richard N
- Richard N
Patient Testimonial by gretchen L
Would not go anywhere else!
- gretchen L
Patient Testimonial by Wayne L
Tim the anesthetist and Dr Beall treated me like family I was very relaxed and confident with the staff and services I received. I would recommend them to anyone needing any kind of dental procedure
- Wayne L
Patient Testimonial by Nick K
I had just arrived in Folly Beach at 11pm on a Saturday night when I broke my implant. I called the office at 8 am on Monday and was scheduled for an appointment at 3 pm that same day. The problem was resolved in that visit. I wish my own dentist was as responsive!
- Nick K
Patient Testimonial by George P
I love you guys
- George P
Patient Testimonial by Jennifer J
The entire team holds patient-care as their #1 priority. Dr. Marvil outperforms and always makes you feel comfortable. Wouldn't think about going anywhere else!
- Jennifer J
Patient Testimonial by Sara K
I am glad to get to know and found your practice. As a new comer who has had very attentive, helpful doctors, I have fear that I may not be able to find friendly doctors in this Low Country. I was wrong. That is good for me.
- Sara K
Patient Testimonial by Kathleen A
Love my Dental and Perio team!!
- Kathleen A
Patient Testimonial by Louise T
I am looking forward to working with this Dr, and his professional staff. Having dental implants is a large commitment in time and resources. I have full faith in his ability to deliver the service I am seeking. It is a real pleasure to have met him and I look forward to our next appointment.
- Louise T
Patient Testimonial by Caitlin G
I am very happy with my first consultation and happy I found someone who seems to care about their patients.
- Caitlin G