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.
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 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.
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.
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.