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Summerville, SC’s Dental Implant Experts

When it’s time to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants are often the most appealing option. A dental implant offers a permanent replacement tooth. You can brush, eat, and treat the replacement tooth just like the rest of your teeth. It is held in place with a pin implanted into the bone of your jaw. Then, a carefully sculpted replacement tooth is placed on that pin. We make replacement teeth specifically for each patient, so they will match the surrounding teeth perfectly. High Tide Dentistry in Summerville, South Carolina, offers dental implants to the low country because we know that your smile is valuable.

The Dental Implant Process

We follow a careful process when placing a dental implant. The first thing we do is assess the situation. If we are replacing a compromised tooth, we will need to extract it first. Then, we take molds and X-rays of your mouth and jaw. This helps us sculpt a replacement tooth that blends in with the rest of your mouth. We will place a pin into your jawbone. This acts just like the root of your tooth, securely holding the crown in place. Most of the time, we will allow for the area around the pin to heal before placing the permanent replacement tooth, although we can place a temporary cap. Finally, we will secure your permanent replacement and check to ensure that it sits flush and blends in with the surrounding teeth.


Dental implants require almost no special care after they are placed. You brush them just like the rest of your teeth. You can eat the same foods as always. Most importantly, you don’t need to worry about them ever falling out or moving around in your mouth while talking.

Improved Oral Health

When one tooth is gone, your other teeth often suffer. Severely damaged teeth can even spread decay to the other teeth in your mouth. Dental implants closely mimic your natural teeth, from root to crown. Most importantly, the pin discourages bone loss in your jaw, which often occurs when a tooth is missing.

Long Term Solution

Dental implants don’t just look great, they are an excellent long-term solution. When you take care of a dental implant, it can last you for the rest of your life. They are also just as strong as natural teeth, giving you the same biting power and durability.

Benefits of Implants

Dentists replace missing teeth by implementing several different methods. As with everything, you should discuss your best options with Dr. Johnson. Some patients are not suitable candidates for dental implants, such as people with severe bone loss in their jaw. However, dental implants are many patients’ favorite method. They look as good, if not better than, your natural teeth. They last for a long time, so you don’t need to go back for extensive work every year. They also prevent the sunken appearance that occurs as a result of bone loss. Overall, dental implants are the way to go.

Get Your Dental Implants From High Tide Dentistry!

If you have been thinking about replacing missing or damaged teeth, we would love to talk to you about the benefits of dental implants. We understand that an important procedure like dental implants can be intimidating, but we make the entire experience comfortable and easy-going. You will be amazed at how great your smile can look. We’ll explain your options and walk you through the entire procedure. To get your appointment, just give us a call or fill out a contact form.

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