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Hopewell Family Dentistry
Dr. Patrick Carter

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

How can we help you?

Having questions is a normal part of choosing a dentist, and we encourage your curiosity about your care and dental health in general.

We have listed some of the most common questions we hear, but if yours is not listed, just give us a call!

Our professional and helpful team is here to help you feel confident in choosing Hopewell Family Dentistry for your family's dental needs.

Dental Implants

If you have been looking into dental implants as a solution for your missing teeth, you might have heard that some patients require bone grafting for treatment to be a success. 

older man smilingImportance of Bone Density for Dental Implants

Proper bone density is necessary to support a dental implant post and the force that occurs when chewing. If your bone is too thin or has receded over time, a bone graft can solve this problem.

Using donor bone or lab-created bone, Dr. Carter will place the material at the site of your dental implant. As you heal, and the bone graft integrates fully with your natural bone. This allows patients who did not originally meet the requirements for dental implants to have the stable, reliable results that dental implants provide.

Dental Implants at Our Anderson Dental Office

Dr. Patrick Carter can perform your dental implant treatment from start to finish right here in our Anderson, SC dental office without the need for trips to the oral surgeon. This puts many of our patients at ease because they prefer to have their dental care performed by the dentist with whom they have developed a relationship and at the office where they feel comfortable.

Dr. Carter gives our patients great results. Dental implants are the perfect long-term solution to missing teeth. Call Hopewell Family Dentistry to learn more.

That depends on you, your goals for your smile, and your overall oral health.

At Hopewell Family Dentistry, we offer a number of options to replace missing teeth. An oral evaluation will help us determine which option is right for you. Here are some of the ways we can give you your smile back:

Older man smilingPopular Tooth Replacement Options in Anderson, SC

Fixed dental bridge – If you are missing one or two teeth, a dental bridge may be the answer. A bridge can complete your smile and prevent your teeth from moving. The downside is that we need to prep two of your adjacent teeth to suspend the artificial tooth in place.

Dental implants – One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with a dental implant. We do not need to prep healthy teeth because dental implants can stand alone. Dental implants also have the same health benefits of your natural teeth.

Partial denture – A partial denture replaces missing teeth on your upper or lower arch. It can replace a few or many missing teeth and uses your natural teeth as an anchor.

Complete dentures – A complete denture is for patients who are facing extraction of all of their teeth on their upper or lower arch.

Contact us to learn which option will work best for you.

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