If you're missing a tooth, life can be complicated. Eating becomes challenging because you can't properly chew your food, while talking and smiling in front of others may feel embarrassing. The good news is that dental implants in Wilmington, DE may be the solution for you! Dental implants are functional, durable and easy to take care of. Here's some more information about dental implants and how to care for them.
What is a Dental Implant?
Implants are so successful because they replace both your root and your tooth. Your root is replaced by a titanium post that is surgically placed into your bone. Your bone integrates with the post and creates a stable foundation for your new tooth. A high quality porcelain crown completes your new tooth, which is custom designed to match your existing teeth and naturally complement your smile. Implants are beneficial to your oral health because your new root keeps your bone healthy and stimulated, while your new tooth keeps your remaining teeth from shifting.
Excellent Home Care
Dental implants function just like your natural tooth, so you're able to eat, chew, brush and floss just as you used to. With excellent home care and regular dental visits, your dental implant has the potential to last a lifetime.
Regular Dental Visits
You'll need to continue with your regular recare schedule of cleanings and check ups every six months, or twice per year. During your visit, your dentist will check your implant through an examination and x-rays. This will ensure that your implant is healthy and successful. Your doctor can also monitor the health and stability of your bone to ensure proper support for your implant.
If you've struggled with missing teeth, the first place to start to determine if dental implants are right for your needs is a consultation with Dr. Mark Gladnick, your premiere dentist in Wilmington for over thirty years. Dr. Gladnick has the knowledge and experience to help guide you through implant treatment from start to finish, and the result will be a beautiful, functional smile that you'll be proud of once again.
Don't let a missing tooth hold you back from living the life you deserve, contact our office today to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile.