Dental Implants in Fort Mill
Missing Teeth ReplacementDental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
The implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
For more information about Dental Implants, or to make an appointment with Dr. Mercado, please contact our Fort Mill office:
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Mercado or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dr. Mercado‘s advanced training in dental implantology allows her to provide you the best options in placement and restoration. To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, we invite you to attend one of our Dental Implant Forums.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Mercado can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life. Call today to schedule a Consult: Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill Fort Mill Office Phone Number 803-547-7779!
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
Please read testimonials from our patients, below. We invite you to fill out a Patient Review form to leave a review about your dental implant experience with Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill. Call our office if you would like more information: Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill Fort Mill Office Phone Number 803-547-7779.
Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill
Patient Review by Joan K
Dr. Mercado and staff make every visit a pleasant experience. All are friendly and caring about you and your needs. I would recommend them wholeheartedly.
- Joan K
Patient Review by Jennifer A. K
Great experiences, like no other dental exam I have ever had. My Doctor, Dr.Teresa Mercado was wonderful and informative, the Staff was the same. I was made to feel very comfortable.
- Jennifer A. K