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Dental implant procedure

A dental implant is the preferred way to replace a missing tooth. The implant is a small titanium post planted into the jawbone. This actually slows or stops bone loss that can occur when you lose a natural tooth. Once an implant surgeon places the implant and it is firmly set, we attach a replacement tooth, called a restoration, on top of the titanium post. The result: It looks and feels like your natural tooth.

This solution has advantages over bridgework, dentures, and partial dentures. It does not stress surrounding teeth for support or require removal before sleep. Plus, if an implant restoration wears out, it can easily be replaced.
Dentist Showing Dentures to a Patient—Dental Implant in Lake Wylie, SC

Implants can solve many problems

Implants can also be used as support for a bridge, a partial denture or a full denture. A good candidate is anyone missing one or more teeth, or who may be unhappy with dentures. Age is not a factor. There is no feeling of metal supports or foreign objects in the mouth. There is a reduced adjustment period and, best of all, they create more stability in your bite. You don't have to take them out all the time or worry about them slipping off at the wrong time.