Wilmington, DE Dental Implants

Implant Dentistry in Wilmington, DE

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth in Wilmington, Dr. Fee can provide you with a long-lasting, beautiful dental prosthesis. Dental implants are a permanent way to restore your smile and prevent the oral health issues caused by missing teeth, such as shifting, changes in your bite, and bone resorption. The Wilmington dentists at Delaware Dental Studio offers quality care that treats every aspect of your dental issue and ensures optimal health.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped piece of titanium that is used to replace the root of your missing tooth with a new, artificial root. When the implant is surgically placed in your gum and jaw bone, it forms a bond with the natural tissue and becomes a permanent part of your mouth. Then, the implant can be capped with a crown, a denture, or a dental bridge, restoring the form and function of your smile.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are a long-term solution. When they are cared for properly, they could last a lifetime.
  • Dental implants providing biting and chewing strength similar to natural teeth.
  • Dental implants help prevent bone loss in your jaw. Since dental implants are anchored in your jaw bone, it recreates the stimulation of a natural tooth root. This will ultimately stop bone loss in your jaw.
  • No pinching or discomfort that comes with dentures. 
  • People who have dental implants are able to chew comfortably. This allows them to have a protein and fiber-rich diet. This will help improve overall health.
  • Missing teeth often cause people to feel more self-conscious, causing them to skip social activities and interactions. Dental implants provide a solution to this problem and will allow people to feel more confident in their smile and inspire them to get back out there.

The Dental Implant Process

The process of placing a dental implant and a single-tooth restoration usually takes 2-3 appointments over a period of 3-6 months. After you have been approved for implant surgery, you’ll have your implant placed. Dr. Fee will clean and numb your mouth, and make a small incision in your gum and jaw bone. Then, the dental implant will be placed in this incision, which cleaned and sutured shut once it is precisely where it needs to be.

Your mouth will heal for 3-6 months and during this time, the implant goes through the process of “osseointegration,” which means that it bonds with the bone permanently.

As your mouth heals, Dr. Fee will create your dental restoration (most commonly a single crown). After your implant is fully osseointegrated, Dr. Fee will permanently affix your dental restoration. You’ll leave our office with a fully restored, complete smile.

What Are Full-Arch Implant Restorations?

Single-tooth dental implants are very common and use a single crown to restore one missing tooth. However, multiple implants can also be used to provide you with a full arch implant restoration.

Implant-supported dentures, for example, snap onto a series of 4-6 implants on the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth to restore your entire smile. They provide a better hold compared to traditional dentures.

Permanent dentures, such as All-On-Four, may also be a good choice if you need to replace a full arch of teeth. All-On-Four is a type of dental bridge that attaches to 4 implants to permanently restore your smile.

Schedule Your Appointment Today At Delaware Dental Studio

If you’re interested in dental implants in Wilmington, Delaware Dental Studio offers a warm, comfortable environment for treatment. Dr. Fee is an experienced implant dentist and can help you restore your smile, whether you’re missing just a single tooth or you require a full-mouth implant restoration. To get started, contact us at (302) 475-0600 or come to our office at 2500 Grubb Rd, Suite 130, Wilmington, DE 19810.

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