If you are missing one of more of your natural teeth, our team at White Knoll Comprehensive Dentistry may suggest dental implants. Our dentist, Dr. Paul R. Downing, DMD, & Dr. Julian Gapud, DDS, may suggest implants to prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting, to restore your smile to its ideal comfort, and to help restore your ability to chew and eat properly. If you have any questions about the benefits of dental implants in Lexington, South Carolina, please contact us today.

Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentists will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.