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Dental implants are the state-of-the-art way to rebuild your smile, whether you’ve lost just one tooth or several teeth. Fortunately, here at Three Fountains Family Dental in West Columbia, SC, Drs. Peter and Brooke Stoltz offer dental implants to help you get back your smile. If you’ve been thinking about dental implants, chances are that you have a few questions. To help you know more about dental implants, these are just a few of the most frequently asked questions and answers about dental implants:
What are some of the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are completely stable because they are firmly embedded in bone. They also look just like natural teeth because the dental implant crown is made of light-reflective materials that closely mimic the look of tooth enamel. Dental implants are also conservative, for only the dental implant area is prepared during treatment (although in the case of dental bridges, the adjacent teeth must be crowned so the bridge can be attached to them)
Can I have dental implants if I am missing all of my teeth?
Yes, in fact, dental implants are much better than a conventional denture. In these cases, an overdenture is simply snapped in place over the dental implants. Dental implants help preserve the bone in your jaw, limit facial sagging, help you keep a firm jawline, and preserve your more youthful facial contours.
How successful are dental implants?
Dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In fact, they are the most successful surgical implant. The dental implant screw is made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with bone, locking the dental implants in place.
Interested? Give us a call
You deserve to enjoy the magic of dental implants. To find out more and schedule an implant consultation, call Drs. Peter and Brooke Stoltz at Three Fountains Family Dental in West Columbia, SC, today at 803-755-0039.