What are dental implants?
The loss of just one tooth can lead to a series of events that can seriously compromise your overall oral health. Surrounding teeth can shift into the space left by the missing tooth, and surrounding bone can start to deteriorate.
Replacing missing teeth is important, and dental implants are a popular and effective solution. Dental implants are surgically placed in your jaw bone and act as a replacement root for the missing tooth.
Dental implants require placement of a titanium replacement root into your jaw. Every case is different, but once the implant has been secured in the jaw bone, healing usually takes several months. We’ll be able to give you a better estimate once we’re familiar with your specific case. Once the bone heals, we anchor a replacement tooth like a crown, bridge, or denture to the implant.
Dental implants have changed the way we look at tooth replacement. Dental implants are secure and durable and should be cleaned and cared for in the same way as your natural teeth. There’s a lot to consider when thinking about having a dental implant placed. We encourage you to contact our Lewes dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient consultation with one of our doctors.