Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Join us for a Free Dental Implant Seminar!
Are you suffering from ill-fitting dentures, broken or missing teeth? Want a healthy, stable smile that can make you look younger? Please, join us at our seminar, to learn about Dental Implants and all the options available for a totally natural replacement for tooth loss.
A dental implant is a porcelain tooth that is placed into your mouth via a titanium post and acts like your own teeth.
Dr. Wych has a great deal of experience and training in full mouth reconstruction and has completed hundreds of cases. He has completed thousands of hours of post-graduate training in prestigious advanced dental institutes. Dr. Wych is one of the most qualified dentists in the Columbia area to guide your dental implant treatment.
Dr. Wych has a fellowship ICOI (International Congress OF Oral Implantalogists). He plans the whole process from start to finish to insure that the results will give you the best possible result.
Dental Implants Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth
A dental implant is a biocompatible, man-made substitute for missing tooth roots. Implants are typically made of a space-age alloy of titanium. Implants come in various shapes and sizes, chosen to best fit your mouth and jaw. Implants are placed in the bone and allowed to heal undisturbed so the bone heals around them, locking them in like an anchor. After a few months, the implants are used as a foundation for replacing the missing teeth.
Dental implants restore lost chewing ability, improve appearance, end embarrassment, and give real self-confidence to patients that need them. Implants replace one, many, or all of your teeth. Implants are a real dental breakthrough.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants fill unsightly gaps in a smile.
Dental implants deter bone loss which will occur when a tooth is missing. The titanium post fuses with the bone, thus preventing the bone from dissolving.
Fixed bridges and removable dentures may not be the perfect solution to missing teeth, often they bring with them a number of other problems.
When teeth are lost, the bone which held the roots of the teeth starts to dissolve, and so removable dentures may slip or cause sores on the gums.
Fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years, compared to an up to 25-year life span for dental implants.
When you lose teeth, you inevitably lose mass in your jaw bone. This affects the overall skeletal structure of your face, which not only changes your profile, but also may result in thin lips, drooping muscles, jowls or witch’s chin.
Bone loss in the jaw also affects your gums and ridges in your mouth, as well as the muscles and nerves in and around the mouth.
These conditions may only be avoided through use of dental implants, because implants may halt and even reverse the bone loss that results from losing teeth.
Dr. Wych strongly recommends the use of dental implants wherever appropriate.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. Some people who have lost bone in their jaw can still get implants, but the bone must first be rebuilt using special bone-grafting procedures.
People who are not good candidates for dental implants include:
Young patients whose jawbones have not fully developed.
People with existing medical conditions.
Patients who take certain medications such as steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system.
Our experienced dental staff work hard to ensure you receive the best care and treatment that any dentist in Columbia, SC has to offer. Dr. Wych's staff is trained in every area of dentistry and take every care to provide a comforting service.
Our dental services are extensive and exceptional here at The Art of Dentistry. Our services include dental implants, teeth whitening, wisdom teeth removal, dental veneers, Invisalign technology and painless dentistry to ensure we are the most professional, and caring treatment.
Dr. Greg Wych’s Dental office in Columbia SC team prides itself on exceptional customer care. Visit our Dentist at Irmo SC today and see how we are making the city smile! See the difference, feel the difference.