Implant Dentistry in Orangeburg

Eat, Laugh, Live with the Smile Nature Intended

Missing teeth make speaking normally difficult, eating such a trial that food loses its pleasure, and smiling so embarrassing you would rather hide than socialize. You aren’t alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontics, “More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. These numbers are expected to grow in the next two decades.” Worse, the ACP expects the number of edentulous patients to increase in the next 15 years to more than 200 million individuals. And right now, 90% of people who have lost teeth wear a prosthetic such as full or partial dentures, solutions that can be uncomfortable and look unnatural.

Dental Arts of Rockland wants to put a stop to the discomfort and loss of
confidence tooth loss can bring our Rockland-area friends and neighbors with
the unparalleled function and beauty of dental implants.

What Makes Dental Implants Different

Unlike removable prosthetics, dental implants replace even the parts of your teeth that don’t show. Your teeth are not just what you can see when you smile: holding your teeth in place are your tooth roots. And these roots are not only responsible for securing your teeth – they also keep your jaw bone stimulated and active.

Without the stimulation of your roots, your bone begins to shrink, a process called resorption, which can lead to all sorts of problems like:

  • A collapsed and aged facial appearance
  • Higher risk of gum disease
  • TMJ disorder and other jaw pain and imbalance
  • Shifting of remaining teeth
  • Uncomfortable and loose dentures

Dental implants stop bone resorption in its tracks! How? Dental implants are a system of posts and crowns. The posts are made of biocompatible titanium that is surgically implanted into your jaw bone, essentially replacing your tooth roots. Your teeth are held securely in place and your bone stays stimulated.

Plus, dental implants can replace anything from a single tooth to an entire mouth with options like implant-retained bridges, partials, and dentures.

How Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life

Our patients really get excited at the prospect of throwing away their sticky denture adhesive. We get excited about how dental implants are going to dramatically change our guests’ lives.

First and foremost, dental implants improve both oral and physical health. Studies show that missing teeth have been linked to:

  • Nutritional changes, vitamin deficiency, and malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Gum disease
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Some forms of cancer

Since dental implants actually replace your entire tooth, your smile – and your body––are protected.

Hand-in-hand with that improved health comes a dramatic return to confidence, and enjoyment since dental implants:

  • Feel, look, and function just like real teeth
  • Allow you to eat your favorite foods
  • Never need to be removed at home for soaking and cleaning
  • Do not require gooey, sticky adhesives
  • Will not interfere with speech
  • Do not diminish the taste of food

And they are there, day or night, to keep you feeling alive, looking amazing, and smiling as if you never lost a tooth at all.