Dental implants have the ability to return confidence to your smile. If you have lost one or more teeth due to decay, gum disease, or trauma you may be a candidate. Dental implants can be utilized to replace your natural teeth and are an outstanding solution when expertly planned and placed. This type of treatment has been available for over six decades and it has always required specialized and advanced training to achieve optimal results.
What are Dental Implants
A dental implant is the support structure that a crown or bridge can be secured to give a more natural appearance to your smile. You may consider an implant to be a titanium foundation that functions, in many ways, as the root portion of your teeth. Once placed your body has the ability to heal around the implant creating a platform in which an artificial tooth can be secured. In some applications the dental implant becomes an anchor for a partial or full denture. Here the implant can be used to either permanently secure or support the denture. For any person who may have lost teeth the ability to properly chew, restore lip and facial support, or to just smile confidently can literally be life changing. Dental implants provide a viable alternative for tooth replacement.
Individuals who are candidates for dental implants are in good health. In order to be properly placed, dental implants must be anchored adequately by bone and surrounded by healthy gum tissue. When these do not exist regenerative and reparative techniques can be used to create or restore oral health and allow a more favorable environment for dental implants.
You are in the right place, as the very first step begins with a comprehensive periodontal evaluation. A Periodontist is a doctor and surgeon with both exclusive and extensive training on the health of your teeth, gums, and jaws. You and your smile are unique and it requires a collaborative approach to evaluate, plan, and deliver the level of care that you deserve. One important aspect that differentiates Wilmington Periodontics & Implant Center from other practices is our ability to deliver the highest quality of care and our commitment to communicate with your entire dental team.