Dental Implants in Columbia
Have you lost teeth as a result of wear, tooth decay, or periodontal disease?
At Workman Family Dental, we understand the impact that missing teeth can have on your life.
It's bad enough that you feel self-conscious about the gap in your smile, but eating can also be uncomfortable and painful. Worse yet, missing teeth can give your face a sunken or hollow appearance that makes you look older, which just reduces your self-confidence even further.
Dr. Steven Workman is pleased to offer our patients dental implants, the state-of-the-art solution for missing teeth. He has received advanced training in dental implantology and continues to stay updated in the placement and restoration of dental implants. This specialized knowledge allows Dr. Workman to perform the entire implant procedure, from start to finish, right here in our Columbia dental office.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants have a very high success rate and offer the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. The secret to the success of dental implants is an artificial root that replaces the natural root of the missing tooth.
Root replacement is important for maintaining the healthy structure of a tooth. When a natural tooth is lost and/or removed, the bone in that area of your jaw tends to deteriorate over time. This can lead to problems like movement of surrounding teeth, crowding, misalignment, and possibly gum disease.
State-of-the-Art Implant Technology
Implants are tiny posts that are placed in your jawbone and gum tissue to act as an artificial tooth root. Implants are typically constructed of titanium, the same material found in modern-day joint replacements. This means that, through a process called osseointegration, the implant will attach securely to surrounding bone and tissue and create a stable foundation for the restoration to which it will be attached.
To ensure the success of your dental implant, Dr. Workman uses advanced 3-D cone beam technology to plan the precise placement of your implant.
Images produced with cone beam scans provide us with valuable information about your teeth, your dental bone, and the relationship between your upper and lower jaw. These high-resolution images allow us to more accurately complete your dental implant surgery.
A dental implant offers greater structural support and lasts longer than either a dental bridge or denture. When in place, dental implants essentially function just as your natural tooth roots would, allowing for dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures to remain fixed in place. Though the restoration may need to be replaced eventually, the dental implant will last a lifetime when properly cared for.
Smile Confidently with Implant-Supported Dentures
At Workman Family Dental, we create dentures with a fit that is as secure and comfortable as possible. However, many people feel that removable dentures don’t provide the stability they’re looking for.
Dr. Workman can attach your dentures to dental implants that have been surgically implanted into your jawbone. The implants create a solid and stable foundation, and when dentures are secured this way, you won't have to worry about the embarrassment of dentures that shift and move around at the most awkward of moments.
Are you interested in learning more about dental implants? We would love to be part of your goal for achieving a whole and healthy smile.
Please call Workman Family Dental and we will be happy to arrange a convenient dental implants consultation.