Modern Dental Implants in Rock Hill
Ideally, the team at Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry would love to help every patient maintain a full set of strong, healthy teeth for life — but we understand that this isn’t always possible. When we’re recommending a tooth replacement for adults in need, dental implants in Rock Hill are right at the top of the list for several reasons. They replicate every part of the natural tooth’s structure, including both the root and the crown, providing valuable oral health benefits and aesthetic value. They’re also exceptionally long-lasting and can work as intended for many decades. Contact our Rock Hill, SC location today if you’re interested in learning more, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation.
Implant-Retained Crowns and Bridges
Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone so that they can function as new tooth roots. After they’re in place, patients will need to undergo a period of healing that may last several months. The reason it typically takes so long is because a process known as osseointegration needs to take place — that is, the implants need time to establish a natural bond with your body. The result is that your new teeth will have an extremely sturdy base, and the implants will serve as a fortification for your jaw, preventing bone loss and preserving the lovely shape of your face.
Once your implants are well-established in your body, it will be time for you to visit Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry so that we can design and place the ideal restoration over them, completing your improved smile.
- Crowns cover a single implant, making them perfect if you just need to have a one tooth replaced.
- If you’re missing multiple teeth in the same area of your mouth, we may be able to rebuild the lost structure through an implant-retained bridge. During this process, two implants will be placed on either side of the gap that we can use to anchor the new restoration in place.
If your tooth loss is more significant, implant-retained dentures can rebuild your complete smile in a cost-effective fashion. This prosthetic will be anchored over a small number of strategically placed implants instead of having one implant per tooth. Patients can either be fitted for hybrid dentures, which are permanently fixed and cannot be removed from the mouth, or removable overdentures that combine the convenience of traditional prosthetics with the health benefits of implants.
Some of the benefits that implant-retained dentures offer over their traditional counterparts include:
- Since implants help to preserve bone structure, you will not need to worry about jaw shrinkage affecting the way the dentures fit.
- Implant-retained dentures are extremely comfortable and offer a strong bite force — no slippage!
All-on-4 / Teeth-in-a-Day
All-On-4 is a specific type of implant-retained denture that is designed to replace an entire arch of natural teeth. As the name suggests, four to six implants are placed in the jawbone so that they can provide optimal support to the denture. The specific technique that the surgeon uses to insert the implants — placing them at angles at the back and front of the mouth, where the jawbone is naturally thickest — means that even some folks who can’t receive traditional implants are candidates for All-on-4.
Better yet, in many cases, our team can have your new prosthetic ready so that it can be placed in your mouth immediately after the implants are, making them true teeth in a day!
Regardless of which type of dental implants in Rock Hill are right for you, you can rest assured that our team will provide a beautiful, functional restoration to give you back the smile that you’ve been missing.