January 3, 2018
The New Year is just around the corner and the time-honored tradition of making resolutions is not far behind. Perhaps your resolution is to have a healthier, happier smile in 2018. Loose or missing teeth may make this goal more difficult, but it is not impossible. Dental implants can give you the smile you have always wanted.
Several oral health issues cause missing teeth. For some people, poor oral hygiene leads to gum disease, which then causes teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. For others, the missing tooth occurs due to a sports injury or another type of accident. Regardless of the reason, the imperfection in your smile might make you feel self-conscious.
Dental implants provide many physical and mental health benefits. Dr. Kevin Hogan, D.D.S. uses implants to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs. Once replaced, your mouth will more easily retain its bone structure, which ensures a healthy jaw bone and oral health. The implants also allow you to enjoy foods you once had trouble eating due to missing teeth. You may notice an improvement in speech as well. Finally, implants can improve your self-esteem. When you have a full set of teeth, you feel more confident in your smile. That confidence shines through into your personal and professional lives.
Dental implants are available as a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full mouth procedure. First, we surgically implant titanium posts inside the mouth. These posts act as the root of the tooth and must fuse to your jaw. Next, we attach an abutment to the end of each post. We then place a dental crown on each abutment.
Once complete, taking care of implants is just like caring for natural teeth. To learn more about the process and schedule a consultation, contact Smiles by Hogan in Mt. Pleasant, SC today.