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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 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
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