columbia whiteningLosing your teeth can have a negative impact on both the health and appearance of your smile, increasing the risk of misalignment, tooth decay, gum disease, facial collapse, and even further tooth loss. Fortunately, we can offer a strong and lifelike option for replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. Do you have questions about dental implants?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Question: How do they work?

Answer: While other replacement options are held in place with suction or the assistance of dental crowns, a dental implant is inserted directly into the jawbone, where the implant acts as a new tooth root. This not only secures the tooth like a natural one, but also promotes jawbone growth, preventing facial collapse and an older appearance from developing as a result of tooth loss.

Question: Will my new tooth look natural?

Answer: yes. The dental implant will be topped with a dental crown. Custom-made from lifelike materials, the restoration ensures the new tooth looks completely natural and blends with the smile.

Question: How long with my new tooth last?

Answer: You can expect your new tooth to potentially last a lifetime. Studies show they can last an average of 25 years and more, with many lasting even longer.

Question: How do I maintain my implant?

Answer: You should care for your new tooth just as you would your natural ones. This means brushing and flossing daily and properly. In addition, you should have all of your teeth cleaned twice a year. A cleaning helps prevent gum disease, which would otherwise increase the chances of implant failure. The doctor will also examine your new tooth during these visits. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth with dental implants then contact our office today.