Comprehensive Dental Implant Solutions
Most dentists will restore dental implants in their office, but refer patients to a specialist for the actual placement of the implant. Bluffton dentist Dr. David Snyder has special training and experience to offer the complete dental implant procedure in his South Carolina dentist office.
Dr. Snyder’s Qualifications Include:
- Two-year fellowship in Implant Dentistry
- Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an exciting option to replacing missing teeth. A recent study has shown that dental implants have a 35% higher success rate when compared to traditional fixed bridgework or dentures.
Dental Implant vs. Bridge
Both restorations replace missing teeth, however a dental implant is self supporting, meaning the dentist won’t need to degrade healthy teeth to support the bridge. A dental implant can also be used to stabilize a dental bridge and replace several missing teeth.
Dental Implant vs. Denture
For denture patients, dental implants can minimize speech impediments often associated with loose or ill fitting dentures. The dental implants will also allow you to eat more foods and chew much more efficiently so you can live your life without concern over what foods you can and cannot eat.
Dental Implant FAQs
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants varies based on the condition of the individual patient. Things to consider include bone health, condition of neighboring teeth and number of dental implants to be placed.
Lowcountry Dental Center offers flexible payment options including financing to help with the cost of dental implant treatment. We will review all of the details including the cost of your implant procedure and payment options prior to treatment.
How long will dental implant treatment take?
This is usually a two part procedure, which Dr. Snyder can perform in our Bluffton, SC dental office. The first part of the procedure involves the surgical placement of the implant. In some circumstances, the dental implant can be placed and restored with a dental crown during this visit. Other times, Dr. Snyder will place a temporary crown while the implant heals (about 3 – 6 months). Once the implant has integrated with the bone, Dr. Snyder will bring you back for the final restoration of the implant.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants can be used for patients of any age. Dr. Snyder will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant. It is important that you have enough bone to support the dental implant. If you do not have enough bone structure, Dr. Snyder may recommend a bone grafting procedure to correct bone deficiency.
Are there any alternatives to implants?
Yes, Dr. Snyder offers a variety of treatments for missing teeth including dental bridges and dentures. Meet with the dentist to find out which choice is best for you.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Hardeeville, SC, Bluffton, SC and Ridgeland, SC area dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Lowcountry Dental Center. Dr. Snyder will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you. Call us at 843-284-7340 or request an appointment online today.