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Sumter’s Only Complete Dental Implant Center
Ray Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers Sumter’s only complete dental implant center! We are able to place your dental implants and restore them by the same dentist. The advantage of this is cost savings to patient and a continuity of care. “No more going to different dentists in order to replace missing teeth!”
Dr. Arian Ray will place and restore your implant. For many patients this procedure could be performed under I.V. sedation. This allows the patient to experience the ultimate in patient comfort.
Dental Implants vs. Conventional Dentures
Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth so that the replacement looks and feels natural. Also, two or more implants can serve as a stable support for the replacement of many teeth.
Many patients who have selected dental implants describe a quality of life that is much more comfortable and secure than the lifestyle endured by those with fixed bridges or removable dentures. Dentures often make a person feel and look older than they are, cause embarrassment in social situations when they slip and click, and restrict the everyday pleasure of eating comfortably.
When they count the benefits they enjoy as a result of their dental implants, patients say their implants eliminate the day-to-day frustrations and discomfort of ill-fitting dentures. They allow people to enjoy a healthy and varied diet without the restrictions many denture wearers face. With a sense of renewed self-confidence, many people rediscover the excitement of an active lifestyle shared with family and friends and the chance to speak clearly and comfortably with co-workers. For all these reasons, people with dental implants often say they feel better... they look better... they live better.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Whether you are a young, middle-aged or older adult; whether you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth, there is a dental implant solution for you. With the exception of growing children, dental implants are the solution of choice for people of all ages, even those with the following health concerns:
If you can have routine dental treatment, you can generally have an implant placed. While precautions are advisable for certain conditions, patients with such chronic diseases as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for dental implant treatment.
Almost all implants placed in patients who have lost their teeth to periodontal disease or decay have been successful.
Implants can replace removable bridges or dentures, or they can be used to stabilize and secure the denture, making it much more comfortable.
Although smoking lowers the success rate of implants, it doesn't eliminate the possibility of getting them.
Bone loss is not uncommon for people who have lost teeth or had periodontal disease. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained and experienced in grafting bone to safely and permanently secure the implant.
Implant tooth replacement in children is usually deferred until their jaw growth is complete. There are, however, some instances when a dental implant may be appropriate, such as when it is part of the child's orthodontic treatment plan. Your family dentist or orthodontist can guide you in this instance.
Our Services Include
Deep Cleanings • Extractions • Fillings • Dental Implants • IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry) • Hygiene • Sealants • Cosmetic Dentistry • Zoom! Teeth Whitening • Crowns (One day delivery) • Porcelain Veneers • Bridges • Dentures / Partials • Laser Dentistry • Invisalign (invisible braces) • Perio/ Gum Treatments • Bad Breath Treatment • Root Canal Treatment • TMD, Occlusal Wear, and Bite-guards • Athletic Mouth-guards