Types of Dental Implants We Offer
Although traditional dental implants allow patients to experience crowns, bridges, and dentures with an unparalleled level of support, many patients will find that they lack the necessary jawbone density to qualify for treatment. Fortunately, Drs. Tim and John Assey offer traditional dental implants at Assey Dental Associates in Mt. Pleasant, SC, to meet the diverse needs of patients. When you visit our practice for a dental implants consultation, we will review the unique features of each type to determine the treatment that is right for you. Contact Assey Dental Associates today to schedule your appointment.
Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw. After surgery, the posts become fused directly with the jawbone over the course of four to six months. This process, known as osseointegration, allows traditional implants to function like artificial tooth roots and provide a lifetime of support to restorations. Furthermore, osseointegration also helps to return stimulation to the jaw and halt the bone recession that naturally occurs after tooth loss, a benefit that no other restorative treatment can provide.
Traditional dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch. In order to be a good candidate for traditional dental implants, your jawbone must be strong enough to secure the titanium posts.
Choose Experienced Implant Dentists
When you choose Assey Dental Associates for a dental implants treatment, you will receive care from outstanding doctors who have received specialized training in the field. Dr. Tim Assey has served as a clinical instructor and clinical examiner in implant and restorative dentistry for the South Carolina Board of Dentistry. Furthermore, he is a clinical instructor in the Department of Implant and Restorative Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Dr. John Assey also has extensive training and experience in dental implants placement, and he continues to undergo training on the topic.