Do you have missing teeth? Have you been told your teeth are hopeless and think dentures are your only option?
Dental implants are the modern solution for missing teeth. Dr. Thomas Trinkner has been successfully utilizing dental implants to restore his patient’s smiles in Columbia, SC for nearly 30 years. Treatment planning is the most important component of Dr. Trinkner’s approach. To give his patients the highest level of care, Dr. Trinkner collaborates with a select team of specialists in Columbia, South Carolina.
The dental laboratories that Dr. Trinkner works with are on the leading edge of implant dentistry, utilizing the most advanced software for developing and testing dental implants.
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The first step in our process is a comprehensive examination and consultation with Dr. Trinkner. He will determine if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Trinkner will create a personalized treatment plan, coordinating with multiple specialists including an oral surgeon or periodontist who will place the implant and dental lab technicians who will create the dental crown or prosthesis (denture).
About the Dental Implant Procedure
The process for dental implants can take two to three visits to complete. The first visit will involve the surgical placement of the implant by a local oral surgeon or periodontist. In most cases, you will visit Dr. Trinkner’s Columbia, SC dental office that same day for temporaries which will remain in place as the dental implant heals and fuses to the bone. The healing process takes between three and six months.
Once the integration of the dental implant is complete, you will return to Dr. Trinkner’s office for the final restoration. In the case of a single missing tooth, Dr. Trinkner will usually use a dental crown. For multiple missing teeth, Dr. Trinkner may restore the implant with a dental bridge or partial denture. If you are missing all of your teeth, a denture can be secured to the implants to restore beauty and function to the smile.
Schedule a Consultation for Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth, you have several options. Contact our Columbia, SC dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Trinkner and find out if dental implants are right for you.
Call 803.400.8729 or schedule a visit online.