When you lose one or several teeth, you might feel a loss of hope. However, with dental implants, you can replace your missing teeth and reestablish your ability to eat, smile and feel confident again. When you lose a tooth, one of the most problematic factors that occur is the loss of the tooth root. Dental implants replace your tooth root to create a solid foundation for your new tooth replacement.

Although there are several tooth replacement options available, dental implants offer the most benefits. Unfortunately, implants aren’t right for everyone. Discover if you’re a good candidate and learn how they can benefit your smile at Smile Columbia Dentistry. Request an appointment with Dr. Adam Hahn at our Columbia, SC dental office today by calling (803) 781-9090.

Benefits of Dental Implants

One of the reasons dental implants are your best tooth replacement option is because they hold the same structure as your natural teeth which means they also function just like natural teeth. Dr. Hahn places the implant post in your jawbone where it becomes stable to act just like a natural tooth. He will then attach a dental crown or other tooth replacement like a dental bridge, FOY® Dentures or implant dentures. Offer the following benefits:

  • Look and function like natural teeth
  • Impose no diet restrictions
  • Require no special maintenance or care
  • Apply even pressure to the gums and jawbone to prevent bone loss and promote health
  • Can last permanently with proper care

With these amazing benefits, it’s no wonder Dr. Adam Hahn recommends them for any patients missing teeth. Once patients experience the benefits for themselves, they often wonder why they waited so long to get the procedure in the first place.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Most of our patients can make great candidates for dental implants, however, these still offer a few restrictions that can prevent patients from getting them. This include:

  • Smoking
  • Insufficient bone in the jaw
  • Periodontal disease
  • Poor oral health or overall health

Although these facts don’t completely rule you out, they may require you to endure a few extra procedures first like periodontal therapy, a bone graft, or other treatments. In some cases, we might recommend mini ones if you lack the bone needed to support the implants. If you have a metal allergy, you will be happy to know that we offer metal-free dental implants.

Advanced Digital Workflow

At Smile Columbia Dentistry, we invest in the latest dental technology to not only improve our own best procedure practices but to improve the results for our patients. All patients receiving dental implants will benefit from our smoother digital workflow fully integrated with Glidewell Hahn tapered implant system.

We start the procedure using the Planmeca ProMax CBCT to take highly detailed imagery of your bone density. This allows us to configure the exact placement, size, shape, and orientation for your dental implants. The program also allows us to create a surgical guide to make your procedure more accurate and efficient. As a result, you will enjoy a faster procedure, higher quality, and longer-lasting implants.

Zirconia Metal-Free Dental Implants: Stronger Than Titanium

They replace the tooth root with a large screw made of yttria-stabilized zirconia, a type of ceramic material. Most dental implants use titanium, however, yttria-stabilized zirconia offers much more strength, higher biocompatibility, better beauty, and higher bacterial resistance. In every way, they are superior to titanium implants, even in long-term use. At Smile Columbia Dentistry, we strive to offer our patients the top solutions for every procedure.

To find out if dental implants are the right tooth restoration option for you, please call (803) 781-9090 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Hahn at our Columbia, South Carolina dental office.