Do you have one or more lost permanent teeth? Are you looking for a permanent way to restore your smile? You may benefit from dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts that may be used to restore one or more teeth. Implants can provide a permanent restoration that looks and feels natural. Unlike removable restorations, dental implants do not slip around the mouth. The team at Enhanced Dental Care provides dental implants in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Our dentists custom-make tooth crowns, bridges, and dentures for dental implants to ensure your permanent restoration matches your smile.
Dental Implants in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Before treatment, we make sure to treat problems like decay or gum disease. If needed, we can extract teeth or perform bone grafting services. Bone grafting is needed for patients who do not have enough bone tissue to support their implants. Then, we take x-rays and impressions of the teeth. The x-rays are used to find the best areas to place the implants, which is helpful if patients require multiple implants. We use the impressions to make the dental crowns or restoration for the implants.
Then, we insert the implant posts in the jaw bone beneath the gums. Over a healing period called osseointegration, the implant posts fuse with the jaw bone. This healing period stabilizes the implant in the mouth. Once the implants are fully healed, we secure the dental crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Dental Implant FAQs
Discover more about treatment with dental implants with answers to these frequently asked questions:
Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?
Prior to treatment, we will make sure that you have enough bone tissue to support your implants. We will recommend bone grafting or ridge augmentation to create healthy bone tissue in the mouth. Diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and other medical conditions can impact your candidacy for implant treatment. This is because these conditions affect your ability to heal and may also lead to infection after treatment.
How do I care for my dental implants?
To keep your implants and any remaining natural teeth healthy, continue to brush and floss twice a day. Schedule regular checkups with us so we can provide you with a dental cleaning. Our oral surgeon may also see you to check the health of the implants.
Can dental implants fail?
Although rare, there are some instances where implant posts fail to heal. Patients who smoke or use tobacco products during their implant treatment are more at risk of implant failure. Nicotine restricts the blood vessels and the body’s ability to heal. As a result, dental implants may not fully fuse with the bone tissue. Even if patients successfully receive their implants, tooth decay or gum disease can loosen the implants. Remember to care for your implants and visit our office so we can monitor the health of your restoration.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Do you want to restore your smile with the help of dental implants? Contact our dental office today at (302) 306-5179 or request a dental consultation with us online.