Having missing teeth can be both embarrassing and inconvenient, but with the help of dental implants patients can smile, eat, and live normally with a full, beautiful smile. Come see us about how you can gain the confidence of a perfect smile, thanks to implants.

Implants are designed to look and function in the same manner as natural teeth. Titanium posts are implanted into the bone of the jaw, then crowned with a tooth made to match the patient’s existing teeth. The results are both beautiful and long lasting since the post becomes integrated with bone, just like the root of a real tooth.


Learning if Implants are Right for You

If you are unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for implants, make an appointment with us and we will conduct a comprehensive examination. We will review your:

  • Health history
  • Radiographs of teeth and jaws
  • Current denture solution
  • Individual concerns

Your concerns and questions are just as important to us as your physical well-being. Feel free to ask Dr. Patel anything that will allow you to feel more comfortable with the implant procedure. When a solution is agreed upon, you will then be referred to a Columbia, SC oral surgeon. We will closely monitor your progress during each phase of this exciting dental adventure.


The Procedure

The dental implant procedure itself requires about six to eight months from your initial appointment to a full and beautiful smile. The posts are anchored in either the upper or lower jaw and then require three to six months to heal. With the help of a custom mold of your mouth, replacement teeth will be made and eventually affixed to the posts after they have healed. Most patients recover well from the surgical procedure and experience very little to no down time from their regular activities.

Make an appointment with us to discuss future dental implants by calling 803-736-5300.