Dental implants are a safe and popular solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth. They look, feel and function like your real teeth, and with proper care, they can last your lifetime.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is fixed to the jawbone and replaces the natural root of your tooth. The implant serves as an anchor for a replacement tooth. Dental implants allow for teeth that are natural looking in appearance and strong enough that you can eat without food restrictions. They also prevent the bone deterioration, gum recession and speech difficulties that are generally the side effects of tooth loss.
At ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry, we helped develop dental implant technology and we're continuing to research and implement innovations in this exciting field today. Our specialists are experts in their fields, performing hundreds of dental implant procedures each year and using the best materials available. We'll be happy to answer your questions and help you determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.