Our dental implants in Wilmington are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. At Sevak Abrahamian, DDS, LLC, we’re committed to doing all we can to help you keep your natural teeth for life, but the reality is that sometimes a tooth will need to be extracted when it is beyond saving. That leaves you with empty space where that tooth used to be, which poses a cosmetic issue if the tooth is in the front. And if it’s in the back of your mouth, it may make it challenging for you to chew properly. Regardless of where the missing tooth is, though, your other teeth on that jaw can shift. The result might be misaligned teeth, discomfort, and more difficulty trying to floss effectively.
Bridges and dentures have stood the test of time, and they work. But they are only surface solutions, replacing the tooth, but not the root underneath. Our dental implants in Wilmington replace both. Why should that matter? After all, you can’t see beneath the gum line. But there is bone tissue there that can atrophy without a root. And furthermore, your natural facial contours are preserved with an implant. But most important of all, you will have a stronger, more reliable, and more durable tooth restoration, and one that won’t require the loss of any tooth material from your neighboring teeth (such as with a fixed bridge).
There is a two-step process to getting our dental implants in Wilmington First, a titanium post is placed in your jaw surgically. That replaces the root. Over several months, your jaw bone grows around it, fusing with it. A tooth-colored crown is then put on top and cemented onto the post. The result is a new prosthetic tooth that looks and feels and even works like a real one. You will be able to chew, speak, and laugh with total confidence. And you won’t need to use any messy adhesives (as you would with partial dentures).
In addition to our dental implants in Wilmington, we’re also pleased to offer tooth repair, with dental crowns to strengthen and restore the tooth back to its full size. It’s our goal to ensure that you have a great-looking and complete smile, and one that is healthy and strong.