When your smile is incomplete, it can affect not only your oral health but your confidence. Missing teeth can make you hesitant to show your smile, make it difficult to eat, and leave your surrounding teeth more susceptible to decay.
Fortunately, the voids from missing teeth can be fixed effectively and attractively with dental implants. At the office of Dr. Joel Johnson in Columbia, SC, we offer dental implants that will restore your smile to its best.
Dental implants are a great way to replace teeth that are missing completely or require removal due to severe decay, chips, fractures, or other damage. Permanent rather than a quick fix, dental implants are secured into the jaw bone so they stay durable for life. You won't need to be concerned about your dental implants becoming loose, or removing them for cleaning or sleeping.
A dental implant starts with a sturdy post that is screwed into the jawbone to create a root for an artificial tooth. Once the bone begins to regrow around the implant, it becomes permanently in place. The artificial tooth secured on top will be custom shaped, tinted, and sized to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth, for a flawless and undetectable look.
Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures if you prefer a permanent solution. With dental implants, you can brush, bite, chew, and talk just as you normally would. Once healed, you will likely forget your dental implant isn't your natural tooth. It's a great and popular option for our patients in Columbia, SC.
Further benefits of dental implants include the improvement of your overall oral health. When a tooth is missing, the jaw can begin to sink from lack of support, and the gap and neighboring teeth become more vulnerable to bacterial growth.
Call our office in Columbia, S.C. at 803-788-2555 for a consultation on dental implants with Dr. Joel Johnson.