Dental Implant Restorations in Wilmington MA
If you are one of the millions of people who are missing teeth, dental implants can replace your tooth while preserving the integrity of your other teeth. Unlike a dental bridge, dental implants stand alone and provide reliable stability.
What Is a Dental Implant?
An implant is a titanium cylinder that a surgeon places into your jaw, where it will then fuse with your bone through a process called osseointegration. Once your implant has healed, we will place a post on top of your implant where we will attach your new crown. Dental implant crowns look and feel natural, just like your healthy teeth, and you will be able to chew and speak confidently.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Not only do single-tooth implants look and feel like your natural teeth, but they can even help maintain your bone. When you lose teeth, your bone may begin to recede, causing your adjacent teeth to tilt. Dental implants prevent your natural teeth from shifting and eliminate that gap between your teeth. They also assist in the prevention of continued bone loss, and that means a healthier smile!
Additionally, dental implants can improve the fit, function, and stability for loose or ill-fitting dentures and partials. Because implants integrate with your jawbone, they can attach to your denture or partial and resolve many of the problems associated with removable tooth replacements.
This is particularly important for people who have difficulty with dentures fitting properly. By having implant-supported dentures, you can have the confidence to speak, laugh, and eat the foods you love. You can also avoid painful denture sores, sticky pastes, and embarrassing moments.
Dental Implant Care
Dental implants are very convenient and you can care for them much like you would care for your natural teeth. Twice daily brushing and flossing is an important first step. Making sure you maintain your routine cleaning and exam appointments to allow Dr. Caselle to monitor your implant’s health.
Just like with other types of dentistry, avoiding periodontal (gum) disease is essential to keeping your dentistry healthy. If your gums bleed or become infected, make sure to call us right away. Gum disease can cause you to lose your dental implant as well as cause trouble for your other teeth.
Can Everyone Have Dental Implants?
Most healthy patients can have dental implants without complications. Certain medications and health conditions may prevent you from dental surgeries and procedures. The best way to find out if implants are right for you is by scheduling an evaluation at Smile Life Dental.
Call for an Appointment
If you are considering dental implants as a potential tooth replacement option, call our Wilmington dental office today. Our team offers the best dentistry available in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Let us make your dental care easy and stress-free!