Do you have missing teeth? Have you been told that your teeth are hopeless and dentures are your only option?
Dr. Tom Trinkner is one of the leading dentists in Columbia, South Carolina for the treatment of complex dental problems like worn, broken and missing teeth. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Trinkner has been practicing advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry techniques to rebuild patient’s smiles. Replacing missing teeth can restore your dental health and your quality of life.
Treatment Options For Missing Teeth
There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Dr. Trinkner will assess your condition through a comprehensive evaluation and make recommendations for the best long-term results. Our goal is to restore your smile to its natural function with optimal health and esthetics.
For many patients with missing teeth, Dental Implants will be the best option for the most natural replacement. Dental implants have one of the highest success rates when compared to other dental restorations, offering a permanent and stable replacement tooth. Patients who have dental implants can enjoy a very high quality of life with normal speech and the ability to eat a varied diet without being concerned about slippage. Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and are extremely long-lasting with good oral hygiene and routine dental care.
If you are a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Trinkner will plan your dental implant treatment and coordinate the surgical placement with a local oral surgeon or periodontist. Once the implant has healed, you will return to our Columbia, SC dental office for the implant restoration performed by Dr. Trinkner.
A dental implant can be used to replace one or several missing teeth. In the case of a single missing tooth, the dental implant is restored with a single custom dental crown. For multiple missing teeth, Dr. Trinkner may fabricate a full or partial denture to restore your smile.
Dental Bridges & Partials
Depending on the location of your missing teeth and your health condition, Dr. Trinkner may recommend a dental bridge or partial denture. These restorations can be permanently secured using dental implants for a new smile that feels and functions like natural teeth.
We work with patients who are missing a full arch or all of their teeth to give them back a natural looking and functioning smile using dental implants. One of the most common procedures, known as All On Four®, uses as few as four implants to stabilize dental health and secure a hybrid denture. Dr. Trinkner will discuss your personal goals and work with you to replace missing teeth with the most suitable option.