Losing a tooth unexpectedly can be traumatic. We take your health, appearance, and wellbeing seriously. At LRK Dental, when you lose a tooth, we offer solutions to protect your health and your smile.
Most dentists agree that dental implants provide the most effective replacement option for missing teeth because they mimic your natural teeth. Surgically implanted in your bone, dental implants provide a reliable and stable option for completing your smile and your bite.
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
We work closely with a team of trusted oral surgeons to place your dental implant. Though this requires surgery, most patients report little discomfort and a quick recovery time after dental implant placement. Your comfort is important and the specialists we work with will ensure a pain-free experience.
The dental implant is shaped like a small screw and is made of a biocompatible metal called titanium. Dental implants mimic the root of your tooth and once your surgery is complete and the healing process begins, it will integrate with your natural bone.
Healing generally takes several months when your implant will become part of your jawbone and provide a stable foundation for your dental implant crown.
Dental Implant Crowns
We custom design your dental implant crown to match your natural teeth so that your smile appears seamless. Each crown is created just for you for an exceptional, comfortable fit.
You can chew on your dental implant crown and with proper care, it can last decades. Having an excellent home care routine as well as regular dental exams will help to protect your investment.
Health Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to the esthetic advantages of dental implants, they offer many health benefits, as well. When you lose a tooth, you can often lose bone because your teeth and bone have a dependent relationship. Since they mimic your tooth’s natural root, they stimulate bone regeneration, preserving the stability of your bite and protecting your facial structure.
Implant-Retained Dentures and Bridges
When missing multiple teeth, you can opt to have multiple single dental implants to replace all of your missing teeth, or you might choose implant-retained prosthetics such as bridges and dentures. By using several strategically placed dental implants combined with a dental bridges or a complete or partial denture, you can achieve greater stability and the bone-preserving benefits of dental implants.
Implant-retained dentistry means that you can avoid embarrassing moments when eating and speaking with dentures. They can also prevent denture sores by keeping your dentures immobile.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
Contact our Seaford, DE dental office and schedule an exam with Janette Rodriguez, DMD, John C. Lynch, DDS, or Michael Keller, DMD. Their skills and experience can help you achieve a comfortable and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.