Dental Implants

Replace your missing tooth - permanently.

What Are Dental Implants?

Specialized titanium posts designed to stablize and restore your smile.

Dental implants are the number-one solution for those with a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Why? Implants offer stability, not only for your teeth but also for your overall oral health.

If left untreated, a missing tooth can lead to further dental complications such as teeth shifting, plaque buildup, jawbone deterioration, and more. Implants prevent these problems by mimicking as your natural tooth root and restoring balance to your jaw and mouth.

The three key elements that make up an implant are:

  • Implant post: Typically made of titanium, this biocompatible post acts as a replacement for your missing tooth root.
  • Abutment: Attached to the top of the implant post, this element acts as the base for your restoration.
  • Restoration: We will refer you back to your general dentist when it is time for you to have your implant restored with a crown or restoration.

Through implant dentistry, our expert Charleston periodontists can restore the function and aesthetics of your smile. Our office is equipped with a CT scanner allowing our implant dentists to precisely plan your procedure ahead of time for more predictable and accurate results.

Your new implant provides a long-term solution that can help you speak naturally, enjoy your favorite foods, and feel confident about your smile.

The Implant Effect
An ideal replacement for a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
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Common Treatments

Dental implants can be used as the foundation for a number of dental restorations. At our Charleston practice, we offer:

  • Single placement implants
  • Multiple teeth replacements
  • Implant-supported dentures
  • All-on-4 implants
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Patient Benefits

There are so many positives to this innovative procedure, including:

  • Replacement of missing tooth
  • Prevention of further tooth or bone loss
  • Restoration of your bite and smile
  • Long-lasting and stable results
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Why Choose Us?

Both Dr. Laro, Dr. Poston, and Dr. Wade are fully trained to place dental implants and have years of experience. Here is why they are your #1 choice in Charleston, SC:

  • Utilize modern technology (guided implants)
  • Specialized training in Periodontics
  • Extensive training in dental implants
  • Kind, compassionate, and friendly personalities

Implants vs. Bridges

The battle of the tooth replacement procedures. Which one should you choose?

Although implants are not the only restorative replacement treatment, they do offer a number of benefits that others do not. For example, dental bridges provide a natural-looking and functional replacement but only sit on top of your gums. This can lead to future dental complications that dental implants can prevent.

Please watch our video to see how dental implants compare when up against dental bridges. It may help you make the right choice for you!

The entire staff at this office get an A+. They are courteous, friendly, and always have patient comfort in mind. I have been a patient for several years and went through a tooth extraction and implant procedure without one ounce of pain.

Linda M. (Actual Patient)

Tooth Extractions

Although our experts view this as a last resort, tooth removal can provide some real health benefits.
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Dental implants are often used after an unhealthy tooth has been removed. A removal may be necessary due to severe periodontal disease, trauma, or extreme tooth decay. When this is the case, Dr. Laro, Dr. Poston, and Dr. Wade assess your health history and thoroughly analyze your tooth.

If extraction is the best option, we will explain the reasons for this and how the procedure works. Typically, your Charleston dentists begin by cleaning your tooth and preparing the area around it. Next, they numb your mouth and gently loosen the tooth before extracting it.

Once removed, the vacated area is treated and kept clean. After the healing process, our periodontists provide you with restorative options, such as dental implants.

Please note, our team will only remove your tooth when absolutely necessary; we strive to save the natural tooth in the majority of cases.

Permanent. Stable. Beautiful.

Dental implants can revolutionize your smile!