Dental Implants in Inman and Spartanburg, SC
Have you hesitated to replace one or more missing teeth because you are afraid it might be uncomfortable or artificial looking? We can replace your missing teeth with a dental implant and restoration that will look and feel just like the real thing. If you are missing a single tooth, your dental implant will be finished off with a crown. A dental bridge anchored by implants is a great solution for multiple missing teeth in a row. Are you ready to start smiling again? Contact us to learn more.Contact Us
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants work like a replacement tooth root. A titanium post is surgically inserted into your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. Over the next few months, the bone fuses around the post and it becomes part of the jawbone. This allows the implant to replicate the missing tooth root. There are numerous benefits to the procedure. First, implants feel comfortable and natural. Second, they keep surrounding teeth from shifting and maintain the integrity of your jawbone, thus preserving the natural shape of your face. Additionally, the implant is intended to last almost indefinitely with good oral hygiene and regular dental care. Plus, implants are adaptable to many different types of tooth restorations.
Are dental implants safe?
The dental implants procedure is very simple and safe. The titanium post is biocompatible, which means it is made of material that is not harmful to your body. The longer you go without replacing a missing tooth, the more likely your jawbone is to atrophy so getting a dental implant is likely safer than leaving a gap in your smile.
Are dental implants painful?
During the implant surgery, you’ll be given a local anesthetic so although you’ll feel some pressure, the procedure isn’t painful. If you feel like you need a stronger anesthesia, then talk to us about our sedation options. There may be a little tenderness near the site for the first few days but after that you shouldn’t be able to feel the implant at all.
Does dental insurance cover implants?
Insurance policies vary depending on the insurance provider and the individual plan. Meadow Creek Family Dentistry will help you determine your coverage so you’ll know upfront how much of the dental implant cost will be covered. Unless the procedure is for cosmetic reasons, many plans cover part of the cost. If you belong to our in-house Quality Dental Plan, you’ll save 20% on the cost of dental implants! We also offer financing through CareCredit, the healthcare card with zero or low interest loans.Learn More