Single Missing Tooth - Columbia, SC
Embarrassed by Your Missing Tooth?
Restore Confidence with a Dental Implant
It can be uncomfortable living with a single missing tooth, and if the gap shows when you smile, it can be downright embarrassing. The good news is you have quite a few options to restore your smile, though none will outmatch the benefits of choosing a dental implant. Made to take the place of an entire tooth (from root to crown), a dental implant is the healthiest and longest-lasting solution available and the closest thing to a natural tooth. Without having to worry about a removable partial denture or the short lifespan of a dental bridge, you’re free to feel confidence in a complete smile once again! Our general dentists have advanced training and years of experience placing and restoring dental implants in Columbia, SC. Using state-of-the-art surgical technology, we can personalize your treatment to match your smile goals, while providing optimal functional improvements. At Bela Family Dentistry, you can count on our skilled team to provide a new tooth that looks, functions, and feels like the real thing!
Why Dental Implants Are Ideal
Consultation and Treatment Planning
Dental implant treatment is a very personalized process, even more so if your single missing tooth shows when you smile. We want you to feel confident in how you look once treatment is complete, so our first phase of treatment includes learning about your smile goals. It’s our mission to help patients feel welcomed and involved in their dental care, and we believe these personal connections help us provide more tailored experiences and better results! At your consultation, we’ll take the time to discuss what you dislike about your current smile, your current limitations, and how you want the new one to look. We’ll also complete a comprehensive evaluation, review your dental and medical history, discuss sedation options if needed, and take cone beam CT scans of your mouth. All this information will be used to design your personalized treatment plan.
Dental Implant Surgery
Today, you’ll be receiving your new dental implant! Depending on the quality of bone at the site of your single missing tooth, we may complete bone grafting in addition to actually placing your dental implant in our Columbia office. This will ensure that your new tooth has the support it needs to remain strong long-term and streamline your overall treatment process. In our relaxing treatment suite, you’ll be comfortable and pain-free during this entire procedure. When your surgery is over, you can relax for as long as you need in our recovery room, then return home. If you feel any post-operative discomfort, this can be remedied with over-the-counter pain medication.
An Attractive, Affordable New Tooth
At Bela Family Dentistry, we’ll be able to transition you from having a single missing tooth to experiencing the benefits of a permanent dental implant in just a few months! If you’re worried about the cost of your dental implant treatment, we have solutions for you. Since dental implants are the only permanent solution, many patients are understanding of the higher initial cost because they want the life-long benefits this tooth replacement provides. We make sure your dental implant is affordable by offering third-party financing and we will file insurance claims on your behalf. Whatever your budget, we’ll help you afford your dental implant and give you back a confident, healthy life with dental implants!