The team at Dental Associates of Delaware is proud to provide cosmetic, periodontic and preventative dentistry to patients of all ages living in the Brandywine, Hockessin, Middletown, Newark, Wilmington, and Millsboro, DE areas. In addition to providing outstanding family and cosmetic dentistry, we proudly provide reconstructive dentistry services, which includes dental implants. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, which can be due to tooth decay, gum disease or injury. For many years, the only available treatments for tooth loss were bridges and dentures but today, dental implants are available.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement that is typically made of titanium. It is used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or a group of teeth to replace teeth that are missing. A dental implant is secured in the jawbone and is not visible once it’s surgically placed. It is used to secure a crown or the top part of a tooth visible in the mouth. In addition to replacing a lost tooth, an implant helps maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. An implant also can help support the facial skeleton and indirectly the gum tissues, cheeks and lips. A dental implant can improve how you chew food, smile, talk and look.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several reasons why dental implants are often the first choice and standard of care compared to other options to restore missing teeth. Some of the main benefits of dental implants include:
Improvement in Appearance
When you replace missing teeth with dental implants, you are being provided with a permanent solution to missing teeth that look and feel natural just like your own teeth. Dental implants allow you to once again smile with confidence, knowing that your teeth and smile look great.
Improved Oral Functionality
Damaged or missing teeth can severely inhibit your oral functionality as you may have difficulty chewing, speaking and even smiling. Dental implants restore the ability to chew and talk more easily and comfortably.
Restoration of Facial Structure
When you’re missing teeth, your face can have a concaved appearance, which can make you look older than what you actually are. Dental implants can help rebuild your facial framework to its correct state.
Improvement in Oral Health
When you have teeth missing, food can easily become trapped in the gaps, which increases your risk for developing gum disease and tooth decay. When teeth are missing you also become more susceptible to receding gums and bone loss. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you can avoid these problems to improve your overall oral health.
If you would like to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please contact our Brandywine office at (302) 477-4900, our Hockessin office at (302) 239-5917, our Middletown office at (302) 378-8600, our Newark office at (302) 737-6761, our Wilmington office at (302) 658-9511, or our Millsboro office at (302) 934-8005 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you at one of our Delaware family and cosmetic dentistry offices soon!