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Single Missing Tooth - Kershaw, SC

Conquer Tooth Loss Permanently

Choose the Long-Term Solution

If your single missing tooth is causing you to miss out on life, you have many options for replacing it! Best of all, you don’t have to choose between a removable partial denture or a dental bridge any longer. We can permanently replace your lost tooth with a dental implant, the gold standard in modern tooth replacement!

Fixed in your mouth like natural teeth, a dental implant in Kershaw, SC is not removable like a partial denture nor does it compromise adjacent natural teeth like a dental bridge. A dental implant will look and feel like a real tooth, which has obvious benefits if your missing tooth shows when you smile. Even for a missing molar, the functional advantages of a dental implant are essentially identical to natural teeth. You’ll be able to smile, eat, and live with confidence again! At Bela Family Dentistry, we always optimize our dental implant treatment to your esthetic goals, creating a custom treatment plan that gives you the best health and functional outcomes, too. Many times, we can give you a brand-new tooth in a single appointment!

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Who Is a Candidate for a Dental Implant?

If you have a single missing tooth, the chances of you being a candidate for a dental implant are very high! Dental implants are like tooth roots and need dense jawbone to remain secure, so if you have lost bone, we may need to complete a bone grafting procedure beforehand. Even if you have underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, we’re able to modify your treatment plan to ensure the success of your surgery and the long-term benefits of your dental implant.

How we replace a missing tooth

1. Personalized Consultation

Dental implant treatment is unique to each patient, so we personalize each treatment plan to provide you with the best long-term results. During your first consultation, our first priority is to make you comfortable and get to know about your goals. Knowing your motivation for replacing your single missing tooth can help us further personalize your treatment! During these initial appointments, we’ll also take digital images of your mouth using our low-radiation CBCT technology, which we’ll use to personalize your surgery and restoration. We’ll use this information to create a treatment plan that fits what you’re looking for in your new smile.

2. Preparatory Treatment

Your esthetic smile goals are a priority with our treatment plans, but we also make sure your mouth is healthy before surgery to ensure the long-term success of your dental implant. If you have gum disease or bone loss, we’ll first get your mouth back to a healthy state. This way, you won’t have to stress about conditions that could affect the stability or health of your dental implant once it’s placed. We complete these procedures right in our Kershaw, SC office, so you won’t need to visit a separate practice. With these preparatory treatments completed, we’ll schedule your surgery date.
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3. Dental Implant Surgery

At your surgical appointment, we’ll first ensure your complete comfort before beginning any procedures. This can be either getting you relaxed in our treatment suite or providing custom sedation, or a combination of both. Once you’re comfortable and we’ve provided the proper level of pain control, we’ll precisely place your dental implant into your jawbone. This surgery generally takes under one hour to complete. Best of all, you’ll be able to go home on the day of your surgery!
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4. Healing and Restoration

We use minimally invasive techniques to ensure your surgery is as comfortable and efficient as possible. However, you still may feel discomfort and experience swelling for a few days, though this is easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. As your dental implant heals, it will fuse with your jawbone, acting just like your other tooth roots. This process can take a few months, but it is a necessary step that makes sure your dental implant is strong and stable long-term. When your implant and bone have fully integrated, you’ll return to our office to receive your final dental crown. This custom new tooth will look identical to your other teeth and feel completely natural. Your new smile will function like normal again!

New Teeth within Your Budget

Dental implants are the most ideal long-term replacement for a single missing tooth. If you’re concerned about their price, as compared to a partial denture or dental bridge, we’re here to help make your treatment affordable. A dental implant in Kershaw, SC does cost more upfront, but you’ll be benefiting from the function and esthetic it provides for many years to come! No relining, no additional adjustments—just a permanent tooth you can bite and chew with like all your other natural teeth. We’re here to make sure this amazing solution is affordable for everyone. We provide third party financing through CareCredit and will help maximize your benefits through your insurance. You can get your smile back!

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