Dental Implants for Renewed Smiles in Charleston, WV
If you are faced with losing a tooth, or are already missing one or more of your teeth, dental implants offer the most natural replacement. Implants are available for renewed smiles in the Charleston, WV area at Simpson Dental Associates. With implant dentistry, you can achieve the smile of your dreams and once again eat the foods you love. Technology and improvements in the last 30 years make implant dentistry possible for more patients, although implants have been in use for over 3,000 years.
“Teeth in a Day” Smile Technology with Dental Implants
At Simpson Dental Associates, a signature treatment is TEETH IN A DAY. With advancements in smile technology, we can place four to six and attach the final prosthesis all on the day of the surgery. Dr. Simpson uses a CT scan, taken in our office, to aid in diagnosis and see if you are a candidate for the procedure. “Teeth in a Day” is one of our most popular treatments. This is often called “all on four,” “all on five,” or “all on six.”
Learn about Smile Transformation with Implant Dentistry
Simpson Dental Associates urge patients to learn about smile transformation with implant dentistry. You may know teeth consist of a crown (the visible part used to chew food) and a root anchored to the jaw that holds the tooth securely under the gum line. Implants are made of titanium, the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. Bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. Even if all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
Implants are the Popular Choice in Modern Dentistry
Before, it might have taken up to six months before a tooth could be attached to an implant. With new designs and techniques, this time is often greatly reduced, making implants the popular choice in modern dentistry. In some situations, teeth are attached to the implants the very same day. The length of time depends on several factors and is determined at the time of surgery. One of our dentists can determine the best sequence for your case. Most often, when we replace an arch of teeth (full upper or lower), we attach your new teeth to the implants “all in one day.”
Our dentists at Simpson Dental Associates have been placing and restoring dental implants in Charleston, West Virginia since 1981, providing beautiful solutions for missing teeth. Implants have given us so many opportunities to help people. Talk to us to find out how implants may help you. Call our office at (304) 342-6162, or schedule your appointment with Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson!