Living with missing teeth can drastically impact your day-to-day life. Some patients aren’t satisfied dentures or bridges because they don’t function like normal teeth, they can be messy and unstable. Dental implants provide unmatched security and strength because they replace the entire structure of missing teeth, from the roots upward. To learn whether you’re a good candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation today.
A dental implant is a biocompatible post that is placed below the gumline to restore the root structure of your missing tooth. As you heal, it will naturally fuse with your jawbone, providing it with the strength and security of a natural root structure. Atop the implant, we’ll place a small, metal connector piece called an abutment. This will secure the customized bridge, crown, or denture to restore your smile.
Dental implants are highly recommended due to the variety of benefits that they offer compared to traditional restorations or living with missing teeth. These advantages include:
The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to visit our dental office for a complimentary consultation. Typically, we suggest this treatment for patients who exhibit the following features or traits:
If you don’t match all of these traits, don’t worry. Often, we can work with patients to improve their oral health so they can become successful candidates for implants.
If you’re missing a single tooth, we can replace it by inserting one dental implant in the gap and top it off with a customized dental crown. Once in place, it will keep surrounding teeth from drifting into the space, causing misalignment and bone loss over time.
Instead of needing to alter your natural teeth with a traditional bridge, we can attach a customized bridge to two dental implants that we place at either end of the gap in your smile. Not only will this provide your restoration with added stability, but you also won’t have to worry about having a negative impact on your healthy teeth.
If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, we can place between four and eight dental implants along your jawbone. These will secure your customized implant retained denture. Implant retained dentures end the mess of fiddling with denture adhesive and the embarrassment of slipping, ill-fitting dentures.
At Grand Dental - Wilmington, we’re able to complete the dental implant process from beginning-to-end from the comfort of our own dental office. That means that you can stick with the same team of professionals that you trust throughout your entire procedure. Our specially trained periodontist will surgically place your implants to offer the best results. Once you heal, your dentist will craft and place your restoration to complete your smile.
There are several factors that can impact the cost of your dental implant treatment. The only way we can provide you with a precise cost is by first examining your mouth, taking X-rays and a CT scan of your jaw to determine the following:
Based on our findings, we can develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Our team will walk you through financing and insurance details and happily answer any questions you may have during your consultation.
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