About Dental Implants
For a long-term and attractive substitute for lost teeth, advanced dentistry at DentalWorks - Fort Mill in Tega Cay, SC by our dentists use dental implants to build and reestablish a complete, fully-functioning mouth. Dental implants surgically put titanium posts in the jaw to simulate the missing root, so false teeth can be connected for a reliable fit that does not need glues or food restrictions. The false teeth will be dyed and shaped by our dentists to fit in with the patient's teeth for a natural look. For patients who are need to replace a single tooth or several teeth, dental implants at DentalWorks - Fort Mill can be a wonderful, long-term choice.
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"Fabulous office. I have been having weird issues with my insurance company, resulting in me not having been to the dentist for a full year and now I've got several issues with my teeth. Dr. Hansen (he told me to call him Richard, what a cool guy) was the most friendly, helpful dentist I have EVER been to. I'm pretty young and have found that a lot of doctors can be very patronizing to younger patients, but not with Dr. Hansen or any of the employees I spoke to. They are, however, VERY informative and answered every question I had under the sun.I had to drive 50 minutes to get there (I live in NC) because they're the closest provider that takes my insurance, but even when I get new insurance and can go to someone closer I will still return to this office.Karen, Rose, and the front office guy (his name escapes me!) are the bomb, super organized AND they sorted out everything with my insurance even though there were some technical difficulties. Tiffany (she took my x-rays and did my cleaning) was incredibly knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.I read some negative reviews from a few years ago and got nervous before I went in, but I think that they've gotten new staff or those reviews weren't legit, because I can't believe that was the same office. I wish I could give them more than five stars, I am more than satisfied with this office and excited to have found a dentist that I don't mind going to (even if the drive sucks)!"- E.M. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2017
What to Expect
Before a dental implant is started, a full exam will be performed by our dentists to determine the strength and health of the jawbone and gums. If the individual is an acceptable candidate for dental implants, oral X-rays and impressions will assist our dentists to decide the ideal location for the dental implants in the jaw. The individual may be put under sedation and local anesthesia to relax the patient while our dentists put the titanium post into the jaw. In the next 3 - 6 months, the bone and implant will grow together while the bone heals and as soon as the dental implant is stable, the false tooth or teeth can be joined to the dental implant through a connector. Our dentists may alter the dental implant and false teeth for a snug and lasting fit.
Typical patients experience little or no discomfort following their dental implant procedure, however a few patients may experience short-term soreness and discomfort that may be treated using an over-the-counter pain killer, such as Tylenol® or aspirin. To extend the use of dental implants, patients should start a good home dental care regimen that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Consistent appointments at DentalWorks - Fort Mill in Tega Cay, SC for dental cleanings and oral exams are also vital to caring for implants. Dental implants may last for a long time with correct care, however dental implants will eventually require repairs or replacement.
If dental implants are considered medically necessary, the patient's dental insurance policy might pay for some or most of the costs. Although, elective dental implants are ordinarily not paid by insurance plans. At the patient's dental consultation, the office employees of DentalWorks - Fort Mill can confirm their insurance coverage and discuss payment methods and financing available through our office.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are missing a single tooth, many teeth, or every tooth, dental implants can be an enduring treatment that feel and look natural. After dental implants, you do not need to worry about false teeth shifting, what to eat, or sticky denture glues, you can just grin and appreciate your sturdy new teeth. If you have lost teeth or you wear a bridge, crown, or dentures, ask our dentists at DentalWorks - Fort Mill about the advantages of dental implants.