If you have been eyeing those too good to be true prices you see for dental implants call and schedule an appointment with a dental implant expert in South Carolina.
Only an expert has the skills to place this type of tooth replacement whether you are missing one, two or multiple teeth. If you are seeing a dentist that offers cheap replacements run the other way.
Dental Implants for Life
Bela Family Dentistry, with locations in Augusta and South Carolina has helped hundreds of patients improve their lifestyles.
Furthermore, the team has the experience and knowledge to properly place artificial teeth and surgically place screws or posts.
Dental implants act just like natural teeth because the post or screw exercises the bone just like tooth roots do. This process is called osseointegration.
Osseointegration is the scientist’s way of saying bone ingrowth into a metal implant that is surgically integrated and anchored into the body.
The direct connection between bone and metal will last for life in most cases. However, that isn’t always the case when it comes to dental implants.
Dental Implants and Osseointegration
Bela Family Dentistry explains that when it comes to osseintegration and dental implants the process takes anywhere from 6 to 12 months to complete.
Once your bone has fused to your new implant post your new teeth are just as strong if not stronger than your natural teeth.
However, as is the case with most things if you don’t take care of your new teeth and gums and continue bad habits, such as poor oral hygiene and tobacco use your new dental implants have a higher risk of failure.
Dental Implant Failure
While the success rate for implants is around 98% that percentage diminishes if you resume tobacco use. In addition if you don’t brush your teeth and floss you will have a higher risk of failure as well.
Smoking can and does affect implants because every time something is inhaled blood flow is restricted. If the blood can’t reach your gums there is no circulation leading to dental implant failure.
Although artificial teeth won’t decay, your gums will become diseased if you don’t brush and floss properly. Think of it this way, if you lost your teeth because of poor oral hygiene it is imperative that you quit practicing those poor habits.
Dental Implants in South Carolina
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