How Do Dental Implants Restore Your Smile?


Smile restoration services are one of the most popular reasons people seek treatment from cosmetic dentists. If you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, you most likely feel unhappy with your appearance. Not only do you have to worry about the way your smile looks, but you also have to deal with issues surrounding being able to eat and even speak correctly. Fortunately, Dental Implants can permanently replace your missing teeth, so you regain your confidence and your full function.

How Can the Dentist Replace Your Missing Teeth With Implants?

If you are missing your natural teeth, they can be replaced with Dental Implants. Implants are put into place through a surgical procedure carried out in your dentist’s office. This is done on an outpatient basis, so there will be no need for a hospital stay. During the surgery, titanium anchors are placed into your jawbone in the sockets you are missing teeth in. These anchors will act as the roots for your artificial teeth once they are put in.

Before you will be able to get your teeth put in, you will need to go through a healing period. This will not only allow your gum tissue to heal, but will also give time for the fusion of bone. Once the titanium fuses with your bone, it will be strong enough to hold your teeth and allow you to have full function. This typically takes around three to six months.

Once you have healed, it is time for your beautiful new teeth to be put in. This is the most exciting part of the process and will finally allow you to see what your new teeth will look like. As the dentist works to make sure each new tooth is put in at the precise angle and depth, you will see your smile begin to be revealed.

If you are in need of a smile restoration, contact the office of Joseph A. Schell D.D.S. S.C. He can help to transform, restore and renew your smile, so you can have full confidence and function again. Call today for your appointment.