Do you wear a denture or partial that has become uncomfortable?
Has your denture or partial caused you embarrassment?
Dr. James Andrews offers dental implants in Summerville SC the most advanced tooth replacement system ever devised.
Dental Implants are designed to:
Restore the look and feel of natural teeth
Allow you to eat all the foods you love
Enable you to talk, laugh and even sneeze without worry
Preserve the jawbone by halting bone loss
Improve comfort, speech and facial appearance
Embarrassing slips or clicks
The need for repairing cavities
The need for root canals
Dr. Andrews has advanced training, the latest technology, and years of experience to select the implant type most appropriate for your individual needs.
In addition to ‘All-On-4’ (see sidebar), options to consider includes:
For those who are missing one, two or several natural teeth
Dental implants can support one or a “bridge” of teeth when two or several teeth are missing in one location. The advantage of using implants for this include:
Implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support, so crowning otherwise healthy, natural teeth for this purpose is not necessary.
Implants help to preserve underlying bone and lowers your risk of losing adjoining teeth.
Immediate Implant Placement
When a tooth is lost or needs removing, there are many advantages to replacing it with a dental implant immediately. In many cases, these teeth are functional after placement.
A single tooth can be replaced with an implant and crown (the attached replacement tooth) immediately to preserve natural gum contours. This helps to maintain the natural arch of gum tissue bordering the replacement tooth as well as gum “points” between each tooth.
When the implant can be inserted as soon as the tooth root is removed, the process of “osseo-integration” begins immediately, so your implant becomes anchored by your jaw bone quickly.
For those who are missing a full arch (upper or lower), there are several options for replacement.
All On 4 Implant System (see sidebar to right)
Single-Visit Dental Implants
Dr. Andrews has built a reputation for combining advanced skills and techniques with the latest dental technology. Now, adults can reap the benefits of having Dental Implants placed with their teeth attached, often in a single visit!
Dental Implants In 3 Easy Steps – All In ONE Convenient Location!
uses a small camera to scan inside the mouth, capturing full color 3D digital images. These images are sent to computer software that Dr. Andrews uses to create crowns, bridges, partial and teeth for implant attachment, in minutes.
For Dental Implant Placement
CEREC’s computer software creates a surgical guide that pinpoints precise locations, depths, and angles for each implant. This enhances implant success and eliminates the need for ‘flaps’ to be cut in gum tissue. These guides enable Dr. Andrews to gently ‘punch through’ gum tissue at each implant location. By minimizing disruption to gum tissue, patients enjoy enhanced comfort with rapid healing.
For Teeth Attached To Implant
Dr. Andrews’ technology creates your final teeth with advanced technology, saving you time and ensuring a precision fit and ideal shade match. Replacement teeth are no longer a worry!
Dr. Andrews invites you to see this new technology firsthand and learn how your entire implant treatment can be performed in one comfortable location in minimum appointments with exceptional outcomes!
Traditional Dental Implants
Removable – Certain types of teeth attached to dental implants can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance. These are mostly full arches that are attached to several strategically placed upper or lower implants. Some patients opt for removable types since they require less implants and can therefore be more affordable.
Fixed – Non-removable teeth are more appealing to those who want the feeling of having their ‘own teeth’ back again. These are fixed to the implants and are brushed in the mouth, flossed just like real teeth, and do not come in and out.
What will the replacement teeth look like? (Visit our Smile Gallery)
When it comes to completing your Dental Implant treatment, you’ll be pleased to know that Dr. Andrews is as careful about what goes on above the gum line as below. He has completed years of advanced training in order to provide you with a natural look and feel, as well as an appearance that is attractive.
Begin with a no-cost consultation with Dr. Andrews to discuss your needs and preferences. He’ll explain options that are best for your needs and answer your questions thoroughly.