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The Gold Standard Solution for Tooth Loss
Dental implants are considered the gold standard tooth replacement solution due to their permanence, strength, appearance, and versatility. They’re an optimal solution for replacing just one tooth, multiple teeth in one segment, retaining a bridge, or stabilizing dentures. From single restorations to full mouth dental implants in Powdersville, SC, Dr. Shigley is passionate about placing dental implants because they’re truly life-changing.
“It’s emotionally rewarding to witness how dental implants significantly improve patients’ quality of life due to the amazing, long-term benefits that come with a fully restored smile!”
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of a titanium post that replicates your natural tooth root, a metal connector piece called an abutment, and a customized crown that resembles and replaces your natural tooth. The type of restoration we create for you depends on how many teeth you’re missing, the health of underlying bone, and your personal preferences. Whether you replace one tooth, several missing teeth, or a full arch, dental implants improve your ability to eat comfortably, feel confident in a complete smile, and live an overall healthier and better quality of life.
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Our Custom Dental Implant Solutions
We offer state-of-the-art tooth replacement solutions including single implants, immediate load, full mouth dental implants, zygomatic implants, and implant-supported dentures. The latter is an alternative to traditional dentures that maximizes the use of available bone with placement of a minimum of four implants. This stimulates the bone and provides stability for dentures so you’ll never have to worry about them slipping, clicking, or falling out. Zygomatic dental implants are placed in the cheekbone (zygoma), enabling people with severe bone loss in their upper jaw (maxilla) to receive dental implants without the need to rebuild sufficient bone volume required for conventional implants. The dental implant is much longer and requires extensive drilling and precision preplanning, therefore it’s only offered by a few select practices in the U.S. If you have severe bone loss in your upper jaw, it’s important to seek care from a highly trained oral surgeon like Dr. Shigley who has the right anatomical knowledge and expertise to successfully place this more complex type of dental implant.
Single Dental Implants
zygomatic Dental Implants
Implant Supported Dentures
Full Mouth Dental Implants
How Our Dental Implant Treatment Process Works
Why Dental Implants Are the Gold Standard Tooth Replacement
Dental implants provide many advantages compared to other tooth replacement options. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require adjacent healthy teeth to support the restoration. Although traditional dentures can restore some oral health function, progressive bone loss is inevitable without the stimulation provided by natural teeth. When we place dental implants in Powdersville, SC, both your teeth and the root structure that supports them is replaced, thereby encouraging bone growth while creating a healthier, stronger smile. After dental implants fuse with your jawbone, they offer superior strength and stability and restore nearly 100% of natural biting and chewing power. While other tooth replacement options need to be repaired or replaced periodically, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime! For these reasons, implants are a preferred solution for most of our patients.
The Long Lasting Benefits of Dental Implants
Looks like natural teeth for seamless aesthetics
Restores proper biting and chewing
Provides the ability to eat a balanced diet and all the foods you love
Supports adjacent teeth to prevent shifting
Prevents bone loss and stimulates new growth
Prevents a “sunken” facial appearance associated with bone loss
Eliminates slippage and speech issues
Allows brushing and flossing like natural teeth
Making Dental Implants Affordable
Dr. Shigley has seen firsthand how dental implants have positively impacted the lives of his patients. He wants everyone to be able to receive the smile, oral health, and quality of life they deserve! From filing insurance claims on your behalf and working hard to maximize your benefits to offering financing through leading third-party financing companies, our practice is committed to helping you afford the smile of your dreams with dental implants in Powdersville, SC.