The Dental Implant Center at Hilton Head Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is experienced in all phases of dental implant surgery & tooth replacement options.
Dental implants can improve your appearance, self-confidence, and give you new peace of mind. They look and feel similar to natural teeth, and the securely attached implant can give you the confidence of eating what you like, speaking easily and clearly, and a new sense of security. The Dental Implant Center at Hilton Head Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can offer you the most advanced implant solutions available today. To find out if implants are the right solution for you, just give us a call.
A dental implant is the most natural way to replace a missing or diseased tooth. The dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth, and has several advantages over other tooth replacement options. Unlike a bridge, a dental implant does not require having the adjacent teeth cut down to the shape of a post to allow for the placement of crowns for a bridge. The crown on the implant is also non-removable. With a bridge, the bone that previously surrounded the natural root begins to deteriorate. An implant maintains the bone, which can prevent further bone loss. An implant is also much easier to clean as compared to a bridge. It will not be affected by cavities.
If you are missing multiple teeth an implant supported bridge can replace multiple teeth. Often, only two implants are required to replace several teeth. The implants will preserve bone in the area. The adjacent teeth will not need to be cut down as they would for a traditional bridge. The implant retained bridge will also be secured permamently compared to a removable partial denture.
There is no need to struggle with denture glues and embarrassing situations. Gain the confidence you deserve by securing your teeth to dental implants. With as few as two implants, your denture can "Click" into place. With a relatively quick and minimally invasive procedure you can significantly improve your quality of life.
The All-on-4 is based on Nobel Biocare's revolutionary immediate function capability that is specifically designed for people with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower teeth. All-on-4 qualified patients receive four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth per arch, usually in just one appointment (after the initial consultation) often without bone grafts. The major benefit to the All-on-4 procedure is how quickly dentures can be replaced with permanent implants and teeth.
The procedure saves significant time, expense, and recovery compared to many alternatives.
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Zygomatic Implants are an alternative technique for grafting procedures such as sinus lifting and block grafting. The procedure involves anchoring implants in the check bone, giving a very high success rate and high implant stability. A fixed set of teeth can be secured to these implants. Zygomatic Implants are the most advanced and innovative solution ever developed for edentulous patients who are not candidates for bone grafting.
A sinus lift surgery adds bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and pre-molars. Unfortunately, sometimes there is not enough bone present to place implants in this area. The bone graft material is precisely placed between the upper jaw bone and the maxillary sinus. To make room for the bone graft the sinus membrane is gently "lifted up".
Ridge augmentation is frequently completed at the time of tooth extraction or when teeth are already missing. The procedure is sometimes necessary to prepare the jaw bone for future implant placement. The alveolar ridge is the bone that surrounds the roots of natural teeth. When the tooth is lost, the alveolar ridge has a tendency to resorb with a decrease in its height and width. A ridge augmentation procedure places graft material in the area of the defect to create the necessary foundation for placement of dental implants.