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Dental Implants

Do you wish you could have your smile back? Dental implants can make this goal possible, even after tooth trauma, decay, or loss.

Dentist and prosthodontist Dr. Brock Smith coordinates implant treatment and places custom restorations, for stunning results.

To learn more about how the process works, meet the Smith Custom Dentistry team in Charleston, SC, for an implant consultation.

The Smith Custom Dentistry Difference How Our Process Sets Us Apart

We take pride in transforming the look and function of each patient's smile through customized treatments, advanced techniques, and quality materials that achieve lasting results. 
We take pride in transforming the look and function of each patient's smile through customized treatments, advanced techniques, and quality materials that achieve lasting results. 


Patients must first complete a consultation with Dr. Smith at our Charleston dental office. During this consultation, our dentist will examine your mouth, ask about your goals, and review your medical and dental histories. If you are a good candidate for dental implant placement, you can schedule your surgery.

Surgical Procedure

You will receive general anesthesia to ensure your comfort as your dental implants are placed in the jawbone. Dr. Smith works in tandem with other surgical specialists (an oral surgeon and a periodontist) to ensure the highest quality results.

Healing Period

A sufficient recovery period will allow your implants to integrate with your gums and jawbone. Unless you've undergone a full mouth implant procedure, the healing period typically lasts about two to four months.

Final Implant Restoration

You will return to our office where Dr. Smith will take digital scans or impressions of your teeth and gums. He will use these to create your custom abutments and ceramic crownbridge, or denture. The final product will be an implant-supported restoration that's comfortable and blends in seamlessly with your smile.

There's No Shame in Tooth Loss It's a Common Dental Problem with a Solution

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, around 120 million people in the U.S. have lost one or more teeth. Of that group, 36 million have lost all their teeth.
If you're missing a tooth or teeth, you're not the only Charleston patient needing help. We don't judge — we're happy to help patients transform their lives with implants.

How Do Dental Implants Help With Tooth Loss?

Secured into your gums and jaw, implants provide unmatched stability for a custom restoration. Dental implants are often paired with supplementary procedures, like periodontal care, to ensure that you're fully ready for treatment.
After tooth loss and changes in your oral health, Dr. Smith can help you get your smile back. He coordinates dental implant treatment and places crowns, bridges, or dentures when the time comes.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Though both traditional and implant-supported restorations can restore your smile, implants bring a host of benefits that can't be beat. Unlike traditional restorations, restorations supported by implants:

Preserve Your Facial Structure

Over time, tooth loss can lead to jawbone deterioration. This often results in a sinking appearance, aging your facial structure. Implants prevent the problem and preserve your jawbone.

Are More Secure

Implants and abutments mean you never have to worry about your dentures sliding out of place. Crowns and bridges are also more secure when held in place by dental implants, which can be well worth the peace of mind.

Improve Your Functionality

Patients with tooth loss often forget what it's like to chew, smile, or talk without worry. Dental implants can alleviate any emotional and physical discomfort, as well as improve your everyday functionality.

Look Completely Natural

With titanium implants, there's virtually no sign that you have a restoration. Plus, we trust an awarded lab to ensure your dental implant-supported restorations are as lifelike as possible.

Curious About Candidacy?


Patients need good oral health and sufficient jawbone material to qualify for dental implants. Our dentist can assess your candidacy with a full exam and one-on-one implant consultation. If you're ready for implants, he can refer you to a trusted oral surgeon for placement. When the area has healed, Dr. Brock will attach a restoration to your dental implant.

For Your Dental Implant Treatment, Choose a Dentist Dedicated to Learning

Dr. Brock believes in the power of knowledge. Whether he's learning about new dental techniques and advances via the Seattle Study Club or distilling concepts for his patients, he remains dedicated to the pursuit of learning.

He was also a full-time Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, making him the person prospective dentists trusted to teach them about prosthodontics. He continues to read and lecture, so he can stay on top of the latest in dentistry.

Have questions about implants, prosthodontics, or restorative care? Our dentist is happy to answer them during a one-on-one consultation.

Contact our friendly Charleston, SC, team to begin or call:

(843) 571-6371

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As fourth-generation dentist, Dr. Smith is proud to carry on the family tradition of quality dental care.

Finding a New Smile in Charleston, SC From a Dentist You Can Trust

"From start to end, flawless experience. Anyone looking for custom work, look no further. Easy to work with, incredibly knowledgeable, and you will be happy with the results!" Vandy Vanderwarker

What Is Prosthodontics? It's Dr. Smith's Specialty!

Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry dedicated to creating lifelike, functional tooth replacement options, also known as restorations.

Restorations are designed to be placed over a natural tooth or an implant and abutment. They can include dental crowns, dental bridges, and implant-supported dentures.

Our dentist finished his residency in Advanced Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, allowing him to specialize in the subject.

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Implant Restorations We Offer At Our Charleston, SC, Office

Choosing a prosthodontist like Dr. Smith allows patients to enjoy lifelike implant-supported options like:
​We offer several types of restorations to go along with your new dental implant. 
​We offer several types of restorations to go along with your new dental implant. 

Dental Crowns

If you've lost a tooth due to decay or damage, Dr. Smith can give you your smile back with a dental crown. Crowns are designed to replace a single tooth, but if you have more extensive needs, we offer other options as well.

Dental Bridges

When patients are missing one to three teeth, they may be candidates for dental bridges. Unlike traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges don't require tooth shaving, making them a preferable option for patients wishing to protect their other natural teeth.


Patients who have lost all of their teeth often worry about dentures that slip. Modern dentistry has solved that problem thanks to implant-supported dentures, which are secured to your jawbone.

Combining Prosthodontics With Implants

For Natural-Looking Results

Our patient came to Dr. Brock in need of care for a lost front tooth. With the help of a discreet dental implant and a new dental crown, our dentist was able to give them a beautiful and functional smile.

As you can see, the crown blends in easily with the shade and shape of the patient's natural teeth, so that no one even needs to know they have a dental implant.

Before and after implant-supported crown restoration

Let a Real Charleston, SC, Patient Put You at Ease About Restorative Dentistry

"Amazing team! Dr. Smith is kind, patient and very detail oriented! He makes you feel very comfortable and at ease during every procedure. He does incredible restorative work. I highly recommend him and his amazing assistant Deena." Katelyn Taylor
Dr. Brock Smith

Smith Custom Dentistry

Smith Custom Dentistry is a warm and inviting practice equipped with the latest dental technology. Our entire Charleston, SC, staff makes the needs and comfort of every patient their priority to ensure top-quality care. Dr. Brock Smith is a dentist who has undergone additional training to become a prosthodontist, allowing him to provide multiple treatment options to meet virtually any dental need. He is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American College of Prosthodontics
  • South Carolina Dental Association

Contact our practice by calling (843) 571-6371 to request a consultation, or reach out to us online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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