At Richardson and Lunn, patients in and around the Florence, SC area can learn about tooth replacement solutions. Missing teeth may be detrimental to one’s oral health and wellness, as well as the function and beauty of their smiles. When patients are interested in tooth replacement options, they often have questions about their choices. The three primary methods of tooth replacement include dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. However, there is no one-size-fits-all option, so patients need to consider whether or not they are candidates for each. This is especially true for dental implants.
Dental implants are just one of many restorative options available. They are considered one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth because they look, function, and feel as the tooth before it. Dental implants are made of titanium metal and look like small hardware screws implanted into the bone of the jaw. Patients can have them restored in various ways with crowns, bridges, and even dentures for stabilization.
Dental implants use the bone of the jaw to hold them firmly in place. This is improved upon placement when the process of osseointegration occurs. Osseointegration is the natural stimulation of bone growth to wrap around the implant and give it a firm foundation. Once this has occurred, the dental implant becomes very strong and durable. It can be restored in many ways depending on the needs of the patient. With proper care and attention, including regular examinations and cleanings at the dental office, the implant will stay in place forever.
Dental implants may be right for you! Without scheduling a consultation appointment with the team of Richardson and Lunn in Florence, SC, you may never know the advantages of a no-fuss, permanent replacement solution! Contact Drs. James Richardson and Margaret Lunn today by calling (843) 662-3505 or visiting personally at 1525 Heritage Lane. Our team is happy to accept new and existing patients and families ready to achieve better oral health and wellness with a dedicated team of professionals!