If you have missing teeth, you may be suffering from low self-esteem and be embarrassed about your appearance, however, tooth loss can also lead to serious oral health issues. Failure to replace missing teeth is the leading cause of jaw bone loss. The empty sockets can cause teeth to shift, resulting in major issues with your bite. This can have a domino effect and cause unnatural tooth erosion, bacteria build-up, additional tooth loss, sensitivity, and pain related to temporomandibular joint dysfunction. At Magnolia Falls Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, the term one size-fits all isn’t in our vocabulary. We determine whether full mouth dental implants in Powdersville, SC are the right solution for you based on several factors. These include the number and location of your missing teeth, whether any tooth extraction is required, the condition of your jawbone, and your overall health. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Brett M. Shigley will carefully assess your individual situation and recommend a personalized treatment plan that provides the best possible results.
At Magnolia Falls Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, you’ll receive treatment from an award-winning oral surgeon dedicated to excellence. Dr. Shigley received advanced training at several prestigious institutions and participates in ongoing courses specific to dental implant technologies and techniques. You’ll also benefit from some of the industry’s most advanced materials and dental implant surgery guided by precision digital software. We offer different full mouth options based on your specific case, including zygomatic implants that are only offered by a few oral surgeons in the U.S. If you’ve been told you’re not a good candidate for dental implants, zygomatic implants may be an ideal option. Designed specifically for patients with bone loss, zygomatic implants are tilted and much longer than traditional dental implants so they can be securely placed in the cheekbone (zygoma).
At Magnolia Falls Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, you can receive a temporary full arch of new teeth in one day so you don’t have to struggle another moment with an incomplete smile. Our dental implant process is carried out in three streamlined stages leveraging advanced technology from beginning to end.
At your first visit, Dr. Shigley will examine your mouth and take 3D images using CBCT scanning technology to assess the health of your teeth, gums, and bone structure. He’ll discuss these findings with you and ask about your health, functional, and aesthetic goals. Using this information, Dr. Shigley will develop a completely customized treatment plan and design for your new set of teeth. Next, he’ll use BlueSkyBio guided implant software and an in-house lab to fabricate a custom surgical guide that eliminates guesswork and enables accurate placement the day of your surgery. You’ll schedule a date for your dental implant placement before leaving our office.
On the day of your implant placement, we offer several anesthesia options for your ultimate comfort. Using 3D printed guides created during your first consultation, Dr. Shigley places dental implants in the most optimal areas of your jaw with dense bone. If necessary, he may be able to extract remaining teeth and perform bone grafting to rebuild your jawbone the same day as your procedure. If your upper jawbone has decayed significantly, he may recommend zygomatic dental implants. He offers plasma-rich growth factors, bone morphogenetic protein, and plasma-rich fibrin to speed the healing process after extraction. This technology also helps ossify bone around your implants. Digital impressions are taken to help our dental lab design your final restoration.
It typically takes three to six months for your implant sites to heal after surgery. During this period, dental implants fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once they fuse, dental implants function like natural tooth roots, providing a secure permanent support for your new fixed teeth. During the final step of the process, Dr. Shigley will fit you with your custom-made full arch bridge of teeth. We prefer state-of-the-art zirconia because it’s resistant to chips and fractures and available in custom shades and colors that replicate the natural appearance of healthy teeth and gums.
We’re dedicated to creating the best treatment plan from a clinical and affordability standpoint. Since full arch dental implants permanently restore your oral health, overall wellness, and quality of life, it helps to view them as a long-term investment. To help make the cost of this life-changing treatment more affordable, we offer dental financing through CareCredit® and Proceed Finance. We encourage you to learn more about these options by speaking to our financial coordinator. A new life with full mouth dental implants in Powdersville, SC is within reach!