When it comes to the form and function of your teeth, we are here to evaluate all your options and develop the best cosmetic and prosthetic solution for you. For many of our patients with missing teeth, dental implants are the desired choice for restoring their complete smile. Our talented and experienced dental team at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can provide durable, natural-looking dental implant options to restore your smile at our clinic in Charleston, SC.
A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. We use dental implants to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They can also be used as an anchor for orthodontic tooth movement. New Cone Beam and CEREC technology allow for predictable implant placement and same-day restorations. In all cases, the result is a beautiful set of teeth that serve their purpose for your life, health and happiness.
Single Tooth Implants
When you have a single missing tooth, dental implants are ideal for replacement. The implant post is placed near the socket of the lost tooth to provide the new “root” for the prosthetic tooth. Once the implant is secured, an abutment is attached to the top of the post, and a beautiful, white dental crown is secured to the abutment. Single tooth implants look and function like natural teeth for the ultimate option in tooth restoration.
For patients with multiple missing teeth, dental implants can be used to replace each individually with single tooth implants, or a dental bridge can be used. Multiple single implants will each have their own crown, but if there are two or more missing teeth together, a dental bridge may be a cost-effective option for replacement. Instead of single crowns, a dental bridge can be designed and created that is supported by implants.
When a complete smile restoration is needed, dental implants can offer support for dentures. Implant fixed and removable prostheses use multiple implants on each arch to support the dentures and hold them in place. This is a more cost-effective option than replacing each tooth with an implant and a more functional, comfortable and natural-appearing solution than traditional dentures.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants for tooth replacement, contact our team at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Call our dental center in Charleston, SC, to schedule a dental implant consultation to discuss whether implant restoration is suitable for your smile.
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Our Patients Reviews
Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.Matthew W. L.
The BEST dentist. Megan the hygienist is always so professional and thorough! Every time I have a visit here the staff from the front desk to back are always so efficient and courteous. Dr. McPherson is an amazing dentist and always takes time to explain everything in a way that makes sense. I will only go to Peninsula for all my dental needs!Dana M.
Excellent staff and excellent experience from entering until leaving. Dr. McPherson is terrific!! Her assistant Kate is very knowledgeable and caring. I felt like I had two dentist attending to me. This was my first visit to this practice. I’ll always remain a patient due to my experienceJohn C.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. James B. Wisner
Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.
Dr. Caitlin McPherson
Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.