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Dental Implants in Greenwood

Dental implants are replacement teeth that are secured into the jaw with a titanium rod. That titanium rod is surgically positioned beneath the gum line and the replacement tooth is placed onto the rod. Our team will refer you to a highly reputable specialist to surgically place the titanium post and then you will return to Greenwood Dental Smiles to have either Dr. Samela or Dr. Diekhoff place the dental crown on top of the post for the final implant restoration phase.

When would I need to consider dental implants?

If your teeth or jaw have experienced decay due to disease that is not fixable with a filling, crown, or veneer, dental implants could be the solution. Many prefer implants over dentures because they are more secure and feel far more natural.

Are dental implants the same as dentures or bridges?

Though they serve a similar purpose, they aren’t quite the same. Many patients find dentures uncomfortable, especially if they have sore spots in their mouths or something is misaligned. Bridges, on the other hand, must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. So if multiple teeth have experienced decay, a bridge might not be an option. The technology involved in the dental implant is far superior. It allows your natural bone to fuse, or grow together, with the surgically placed titanium post. This provides an incredibly life-like replication of a natural tooth. Dental implants provide long-term, tooth replacement closely matched to natural teeth as anything available in dentistry today.

What requirements do I have to meet for a dental implant?

Healthy gums and a strong and healthy jawbone are necessary to support the rod of the implant. If your bone has decayed from disease, bone grafting may be an alternative. If there is not enough bone between your jaw and your sinuses, a sinus lift may be the solution.

How long do dental implants last?

Properly cared for implants can last a couple of decades. Well cared for implants means you should brush your teeth twice daily and floss each night. You may want to purchase a special toothbrush designed for implants called an interdental toothbrush. It will help to reach those difficult areas of the teeth and gums. Also, just as important as home care is maintaining a bi-annual dental check-up schedule with Greenwood Dental Smiles. Our dentists will ensure your implants and surrounding tissue remains healthy.

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Patient Testimonials

"This was my first visit with Greenwood Dental Smiles. They were friendly from the moment I walked in the door to the moment I left. Such a great office! Happy people who seem to love their job. Even got a nice coffee mug to use! Definitely will be going back!"

Christy Hill

"My daughter and I have been going here for a few years now. We absolutely love Greenwood Dental Smiles. Not only are they professional but they are caring which means a lot to me and my family. They always take their time and listen to any concerns or questions we may have. I also love the fact that they are very personal and make you feel as if you really matter to them and that you’re not just a patient."

Carol Nixon

"I'm very pleased with Greenwood Dental Smiles, and I highly recommend. Everyone is very experienced and have great communication skills. Dr Jillian Samela is top notch, with excellent hygienist and a professional staff."

Chuck Cowell

"Greenwood Dental Smiles made my first visit to the dentist in 10+ years as painless as possible. The staff is super friendly, and you can feel the support and love between the team during your visit. Highly recommend! And my next visit was just as wonderful. They are truly consistent with their experiences! Love my dentist "

Kelsi Faletic

"Amazing team! I really can't say enough about Greenwood Dental Smiles and their entire staff. They're always super friendly and do phenomenal work. Due to my refusal to floss regularly I’ve given them a few small “projects” over the years beyond just routine cleanings. I’m totally petrified of shots/needles but they’re some of the best in the business at guiding me through it those scenarios. If you’re looking to get some work done or just schedule cleanings, look no further. I would never go anywhere else; in fact maybe I’ll continue not flossing just so I can come back more frequently :-D"

Tom Leeper

"So glad I chose Greenwood Dental Smiles, everyone was so friendly and professional. From setting up my appointment to my cleaning and exam it was so smooth. I highly recommend!"

Aubrey Sanchez

"I have been a patient for approx 5 years. The dentists and staff are always delightful and informative. I would recommend your office to others"

Amy Larmore

"Hands down the best dentist I've been to in my 30 years. From the beginning everyone was friendly. The dental hygienist, Paige, put me at ease and was very gentle with the cleaning. The dentist was extremely nice and explained everything to me. I'm so glad I finally found a dentist that I enjoy going to."

Abby Chumin

"Wonderful experience. Staff was very friendly, teeth feel very clean. Explained procedures clearly, communicated openly and were easy to understand. "Greenwood Dental Smiles" is a very fitting name because smiles were abundant all around!"

Jared Wilson

"I highly recommend Greenwood Dental Smiles! Upon entering, I’m greeted by name- who doesn’t love that!? Everyone else I encounter is incredibly friendly and patient with all my questions. Whether I’m there for a cleaning or a different procedure everything is explained to me, step-by-step. The recently remodeled office is always clean. If you’re looking for a new dental office, Greenwood Dental Smiles is the place to go!"

Melissa Summitt

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