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Carolina Center for Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Mayur Patel

Dental implants – what are they?

Many adults suffer from tooth loss or need a dental extraction at some point in their lives. Fortunately, dental implants in Mt. Pleasant, SC have become a treatment option for many patients who are missing one or more teeth and want a stable and permanent solution. With implants, you can eat, smile, and laugh without fear or embarrassment that your denture may slip or click.

A dental implant is made from medical-grade titanium, used for decades in surgeries and dental implant technology. The implant itself is actually a replacement titanium tooth root that stands in for the missing root.

Your prosthodontist, Dr. Mayur Patel, surgically implants this root and allows an integration period—several months for the root to bond with your bone. When integration is complete, you’re ready for your replacement tooth.

We can use four to six implants to secure a denture to the jaw for those with more substantial tooth loss, which means fewer implants but the same fixed stability.

If you’re considering dental implants, we start you with a consultation, including an exam and health history. Dr. Patel wants to be sure that implants are the best option for you.

For More on Dental Implants, Contact Our Prosthodontic Office

Restoring smiles is our specialty. If you’re ready to get started, we look forward to hearing from you.

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