Implants



Implant Dentistry and Dental Implants can enhance:

  1. Your appearance
  2. Your self confidence
  3. Your chewing security

Advantages of Dental Implants:

  • Talk, Laugh, and smile with new teeth that are firmly supported like natural teeth.
  • Life without dentures or partial irritation and mouth discomfort.
  • Throw away all dental adhesives
  • Re-gain function without damaging healthy teeth
  • Protect your jaw bone from changes due to bone shrinkage and deterioration
  • Recover your natural smile and the confidence with it.
  • What are Dental Implants?

    Dental Implants are essentially artificial tooth roots for missing teeth.  The replacement tooth is attached to this titanium root to provide a predictable and esthetic replacement for missing teeth.  Dental implants are the standard of care for people with missing teeth and with proper care should provide people with natural looking, feeling and functioning teeth for many, many years.

    Who is a Dental Implant Candidate?

    Everyone has different oral health needs, however, for the most part anyone with one or more missing teeth is a potential candidate.  We here at West Ashley Family Dentistry will discuss your options and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

    Are Dental Implants Expensive?

    Dental implants can seem like an expensive option but considering that they are the closest thing to natural teeth, they should last considerably longer than other traditional options makes the overall cost very reasonable.  In addition, any dental insurance you have may pay for some of the procedure and there are payment plan providers that allow you to pay over time. 

    Is it painful to get Dental Implants?

    Depending on the type of sedation you and your surgeon choose there should be very little or no discomfort during the procedure.  You may experience some minor discomfort a day or two after the surgery as your tissue heals which can be controlled easily with standard over the counter pain relievers.

    How long does it take to get dental implants?

    The total treatment time can vary considerably depending on your needs, but most people can have replacement restorations to their missing teeth in 3-4 months.

    How do I get started?

    Call our office to make an appointment.  Dr. Toporek and his staff would like nothing more than to give you back the smile you deserve!