A Guide to Dental Implants

A Guide to Dental Implants

May 21, 2018

Are you missing one, several or all of your teeth? Looking for a restorative dental procedure to permanently replace your missing teeth? At the Columbus dental practice of T. Lance Collier, DMD we are proud to offer various dental implant options for restoring the appearance and function of your smile! Wondering what the benefits of our Columbus dental implants are? They include:

  • Dental implants are designed to function, feel and look just like natural teeth.
  • Dental implants improve the appearance of your smile and overall face.
  • Dental implants can improve a patient’s ability to properly speak.
  • Dental implants fuse with your bone, making them a permanent part of your body.
  • Dental implants require no dietary restrictions.
  • Dental implants do not require adhesives and will not come loose.
  • Dental implants do not require modification of other teeth and are healthier for your overall dental health.
  • With proper dental care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

About Our Columbus Dental Implants

When it comes to dental implants, they are typically made up using three parts which include:

The Implant

The implant itself is a tiny, titanium post which is surgically attached to the patients jawbone, creating a secured, stable and permanent foundation for the abutment and restoration to be placed.

The Abutment

The abutment portion of the dental implant is secured to the implant which has been surgically attached and is then used to support the prosthetic (a dental crown, bridge, partial or even denture).

The Restoration

The restoration of your dental implant is the visible, tooth prosthetic (typically a dental crown, bridge, partial or denture). The dental implant restoration is designed to match with any existing natural teeth or style you prefer.

About Our All-On-X Dental Implants in Columbus

For patients that are interested in restoring more than one missing tooth at a time, we are proud to offer “all-on-x” dental implants, typically 4 or 6 are used however it changes depending upon each patient and their oral health. For all-on-x implants, a bridge, partial or denture is typically used, restoring more of your smile at once.

Visit Our Implant Dentist in Columbus, GA Today

Are you ready to restore your smile? Schedule an appointment with the dental office of T. Lance Collier, DMD today! We are always excited to see new patients at our practice and would be happy to evaluate your oral health to determine if our Columbus implant dentistry is the right option for restoring and improving your smile.