Dental Implants – Lancaster, SC
The Ultimate Solution for Missing Teeth
Are you frustrated with not being able to enjoy your favorite foods or are you hesitant to smile? At Plantation Pointe Dentistry, we’re ready to help you smile confidently again. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Charles Wade can create implants that will give you a new, beautiful life-long smile.
Why Choose Plantation Pointe Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Dentist with over 30 years of experience serving Lancaster County
- Custom-made restorations able to replace any number of teeth
- High success rate & long-lasting restorations
Benefits of Dental Implants
When comparing dental implants to more traditional tooth replacements like bridges and dentures, it’s easy to see that there isn’t any comparison at all! Dental implants are the only treatment that restores the entire structure of a missing tooth both above and below the gum line.
They work like this: a prosthetic tooth root is placed directly into the jawbone, and this is used to support a new tooth that shows within the smile. This root-crown structure perfectly mimics natural teeth, which makes them extremely strong as well. Plus, these roots actually can help prevent bone loss by stimulating new and healthy growth in the jaw.
On the surface, dental implants look, function, and even feel like real teeth. Additionally, with proper maintenance (brushing, flossing and regular dental visits), you can trust these implants to last for many years.
Options for Dental Implants
Dental implants are versatile enough to meet the needs of patients with varying degrees of tooth loss, so the question is, “How many teeth would you like to be replaced?” Dr. Wade can help you choose from the following options:
- Implant Retained Crowns
- Implant Retained Bridges
- Implant Retained Full or Partial Dentures
- All-On-4 Dental Implants
- Fixed Hybrid Prothesis
Are you Missing One Tooth?
After an implant root has been placed into the jaw, we can attach it to an all-porcelain crown using a connector called an abutment. Unlike a traditional bridge, this new crown won’t put stress on the surrounding teeth and gums for support, making it a better choice for your overall dental health.
Are You Missing Multiple Teeth?
Rather than replacing multiple missing teeth in a row with individual implants, which can be cost prohibitive, two implant crowns can be used to support a dental bridge. Compared to regular bridges, implant bridges have a better hold and last longer.
Are You Missing All of Your Teeth?
With a few strategically placed implants, we can secure a full denture directly to the jawbone, giving you a set of teeth you’ll always be able to trust to stay in place. Plus, we can fabricate different types of fixed prosthesis which resemble natural teeth.
Partnered with the Best Oral Surgeons and Periodontists
The dental implant procedure is divided into two main phases: placement and restoration. During placement, we position the new roots within the jawbone and during restoration, we attach the new teeth to the roots.
To make sure you receive the best possible care during your implant journey, Dr. Wade will suggest the best oral surgeons and periodontists in the Charlotte Metro region to place the implants. After the oral surgeon or periodontist finishes the dental placement process, you will return to Plantation Pointe Dentistry to have your new restorations fabricated.
The Cost of Dental Implants
The cost for dental implants varies from patient to patient. Please contact our dental office for a consultation.