At Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer dental implants to patients in Greer, SC. Dental implants are titanium posts covered by an abutment and dental crown. Our lead dentist, Dr. Adam Carraway, helps plan treatment that is customized to each patient. He collaborates with patients to provide restorative dental care tailored to their specific needs. Dental implants offer many benefits to patients who require more structure and balance in their smiles.
Read on to learn more about how implant treatment can help restore missing teeth.
The Top Benefits of Dental Implants
- Provide long-lasting treatment
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Withstand biting forces of the jaw
- Prevent further bone loss
Please call our office if you have just lost one or more permanent teeth or want to secure a bridge or denture with implants. We will be happy to create a custom treatment plan for you.
Dental Implant Treatment
Dr. Carraway always makes sure that the teeth and gums are healthy prior to treatment. He can also provide bone grafting services if patients do not have enough bone in their mouth to support implants. To ensure that the dental crowns that top the dental implants look and feel natural, Dr. Carraway refers patients to a local dental lab. At the lab, professionals take dental impressions and shade match the crowns to the color of natural teeth.
If patients require more complex treatment including oral surgery, Dr. Carraway can refer them to a local specialist or oral surgeon. Dr. Carraway works with local professionals to provide the best care for his patients.
After we ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy and can support dental implants, we take dental impressions. These impressions are used to help create the custom crowns that top the implants. Then, the implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over a 3 to 6 month healing process, the implant posts fuse with the jawbone. After this time, they are capped off with permanent dental crowns.
Dental Implant FAQs
Read answers to frequently asked questions patients have about dental implants:
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are permanent restorations. Because tooth implants fuse with the jawbone, they are a permanent part of the mouth. This provides strength and durability to the smile for years to come.
Can I add dental implants to my existing dental bridge or dentures?
Yes, if you have a dental bridge or dentures, we can arrange dental implant treatment for added stability. If your bridge or denture is old or worn, we may recommend a new one. We will examine your smile and restoration to determine if a new bridge or denture is needed.
How natural-looking are dental implants?
Dental implants look like natural teeth. This is because they are covered by porcelain ceramic dental crowns. These crowns are color-matched to natural teeth and are also highly durable.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Are you interested in dental implant treatment? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Carraway or call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 864.383.9711.