How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Smile

By Three Fountains Family Dental Inc
April 28, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

If missing teeth are leaving you feeling shy about showing your smile, there is a natural, attractive solution for completing your grin: dental implants.

A great option for one or more teeth that have fallen out or required removal due to damage or decay, dental implants from Dr. Peter Stoltz of Three Fountains Family Dental in West Columbia, SC, are a permanent and fully functional way to improve your smile.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants take the place of a missing tooth, with a post implanted into the jawbone to serve as the root. As the bone regrows around the post, it becomes sturdy and permanently in place. An artificial tooth, shaped, sized, and tinted to match your natural teeth, is secured on top of the implant.

How can a dental implant improve my smile?

Dental implants are natural and healthy-looking, filling in the noticeable gap from a missing tooth. A tooth needing removal for chips, cracks, decay, or erosion can be removed and replaced by a dental implant so your teeth look great. Dental implants are discreet, look and feel real, and function just like a natural tooth. You will be able to bite, chew, and brush comfortably and easily.

Many find dental implants more attractive and convenient than dentures, as they require no removal and won't shift around in your mouth. Once your dental implant is healed, you won't even notice it's not a natural tooth.

On top of the aesthetic benefits, dental implants from our West Columbia, SC, office improve your oral health. When a tooth is missing, the void can become infected for lead to bacterial growth, causing decay to the surrounding teeth and gums. Dental implants keep your jawbone strong and the neighboring teeth supported and protected.

Improve your smile with dental implants from Dr. Peter Stoltz of Three Fountains Family Dental in West Columbia, SC. Call us at 803-755-0039 to learn more.