Dental Implants for the Little River and North Myrtle Beach Areas
Dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred method of replacing missing teeth. Based on modern biological findings, dental implants are the most natural way to restore a smile to optimal health and function. Dr. Hortman restores dental implants at our Little River dental practice near North Myrtle Beach.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small, titanium screws placed in the jawbone. Over time, the jawbone fuses to the titanium in a process called osseointegration. The implant provides a stable anchor for a replacement tooth, much like a natural tooth root. Dr. Hortman can restore a single implant with a custom crown, or attach a bridge, partial, or denture to a few strategically placed implant posts.
Are dental implants right for me?
Implant placement is a surgical procedure, so ideal candidates must be in good overall health. If you smoke or drink, dental implants may not be right for you. Dr. Hortman will carefully examine your medical history and oral status to determine which replacement tooth option will work best in your specific case.
If you'd like to learn more about dental implants or our other options for replacing missing teeth, call Palmetto Dental Associates. Dr. Emily Hortman has provided residents of Little River and Myrtle Beach with comprehensive dental care for over 20 years.