Dental implants are a great way to replace one or more missing teeth. In addition they can also provide a way to stabilize and support complete or partial dentures.
In the same way that a natural tooth is composed of a root and a crown, a dental implant is made of a titanium post (root) and an artificial abutment and crown. Because of their similar structure, dental implants are able to replicate the appearance and function of natural teeth.
Dental implants have many advantages. Dental implants can replace missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth. They can resolve bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space. They can restore chewing, speech and digestion. They can secure a denture making them more comfortable.
Many doctors and patients choose dental implants over traditional bridge work because implants do not require the surrounding teeth to be used as anchors.
If you are missing one or more teeth, or have a denture that you are unsatisfied with, call Austin/Pray Family Dentistry at (864) 226- 4411 to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Let us help you restore your confident smile.