Tired of wearing? Ask Dr. Blevins if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium alloy that’s embedded in the jawbone. Once the implant fuses to the jawbone, it’s used to support an abutment and dental crown. Together, the implant, abutment, and crown give you the function and appearance of a natural tooth.
The best part is that a dental implant replaces a missing tooth—without us having to file down adjacent teeth like we would with a dental bridge. This allows us to save as much healthy tooth structure as possible!
Dental implants can:
Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. That way, you can smile with confidence and continue to eat your favorite foods.
Unlike with wearing dentures, you’ll never have to worry about your dental implants slipping. Dental implants are embedded in the jawbone to provide the ultimate stability while you eat, talk, and smile.
Dental implants also prevent jawbone deterioration and further tooth loss. It’s important to understand that your body is able to detect when you lose a tooth and will absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. Currently, dental implants are the only option to prevent jawbone deterioration after tooth loss.
It’s true that dental implants can restore your smile and self-confidence. But you need toat home to ensure your dental implants last a lifetime. We recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily.
You should also continue to see Dr. Blevins for your routine dental exam and teeth cleaning. During your appointment, Dr. Blevins will check the condition of your dental implants, teeth, and gums.
You can trust Dr. Blevins and his team to put their patients first! As a Christian dental practice, we strive to build strong relationships with our patients based on compassion, empathy, and trust.
To request an appointment with our Mullins family dentist, call Blevins Dentistry at (843) 561-4039. You may also fill out our online contact form.
We Can’t Wait to Help You Create Your Dream Smile!