Dental Implants

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.

Dental Implants Presentation

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.

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“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.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Beall 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 can all perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist, Dr. Beall, 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

5 out of 5 stars based on 10 Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Richard N

Pleasant, personal

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Would not go anywhere else!

- gretchen L

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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

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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

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I love you guys

- George P

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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

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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

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Patient Testimonial by Kathleen A

Love my Dental and Perio team!!

- Kathleen A

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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

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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

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