Dental Implant Restoration in Lewes, DE
A missing tooth can create all sorts of problems. First, and probably worst, you likely feel self-conscious about smiling. Eating and chewing become uncomfortable as neighboring teeth take on extra work, and, in general, your self-confidence plummets.
The team at The Dental Group at Carpenter’s Crossing understands how the loss of a tooth can dramatically impact your life. For those patients dealing with tooth loss, we’re pleased to offer state-of-the-art dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent solution that will restore your appearance and have you happily showing off your smile in no time.
What Makes Dental Implants Special
What most people refer to as a dental implant is a prosthetic tooth, such as a crown, that takes the place of the missing tooth. But the secret of dental implant is an artificial root – the implant itself – that lies below the surface of your gums. The implant is placed in your jawbone, allowed to heal, then capped with a natural-looking dental restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture.
A Healthy Tooth Replacement Solution
At The Dental Group, we recommend dental implants because they don’t just replace a missing tooth – they’re also good for your oral health. When a missing tooth isn’t replaced, neighboring teeth can start to drift into the gap, forcing them out of alignment.
Since there’s no root to stimulate bone growth, your jawbone may begin to deteriorate. A dental implant replaces the missing tooth root, which provides support for adjacent teeth and prevents deterioration of the jawbone.
Dental implants resolve the above problems because, over time, they actually become part of your jaw structure. Also, since dental implants are held in place with their own titanium root, we don’t need to add stress to adjacent teeth by attaching dental crowns as we would with a bridge.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process begins with a consultation with one of our skilled doctors. The best candidate for dental implant placement has sufficient bone available in the jaw to hold the implants securely in place.
If you’re a good candidate, we’ll refer you to one of our highly respected local oral surgeons, who will implant the titanium roots into your jaw. We’ll coordinate the entire process to ensure seamless continuity of care. The implant is given time to fuse completely with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. When this process is complete, you’ll return to our Lewes dental office, and we’ll custom-craft replacement teeth to attach to the implant.
Using dental implants, we can:
- Replace one missing tooth
- Replace several missing teeth
- Provide support for a bridge or crown
- Anchor a full set of dentures or overdentures
Trust Our Skill and Experience
You can be confident that you’ll receive the highest standard of care in a familiar, friendly environment. Our skilled team understands that the dental implant process can be a little intimidating and will be there to support and encourage you through all stages of your treatment.
We will take all the time needed to make sure you understand what’s involved and answer all your questions. If we find you’re not a candidate for implants, we’ll discuss all the other excellent options we offer for tooth replacement.
Please contact our Lewes dental office if you’d like more information about dental implants as well as our other tooth replacement options.