We offer dental implants at Smile Solutions, which replace missing teeth using a titanium post that replaces the tooth root. Our Wilmington offices can restore dental implants with beautiful, high-quality prostheses that are long-lasting. Our prostheses also blend naturally to match patients' natural teeth, and can help strengthen weakened jaw bone, among other benefits.
A dental implant is a restoration that we do to replace a missing tooth.
People have congenitally missing teeth nowadays that a tooth never
developed, and instead of drilling down the tooth on either side of the
space and doing a conventional dental bridge, we have now dental implants.
A dental implant is a titanium grade alloy that we actually place
underneath your gums, very compatible with the body, and it replaces a
missing tooth. Some people lose teeth to trauma and/or decay process so,
again, in those situations when you lose a tooth, your choices are a
removable denture, a porcelain bridge, do nothing and have a space, or a
For the most part dental implants are wonderful procedures. Sometimes you
need to do additional procedures for a dental implant which means you have
to have enough underlying bone. Dental implants recovery time is very
similar to an extraction, so the day that it is placed, you may feel a
little bit sore for a day or so. But other than that, it's not so bad. We
give you some pain killers just in case, but most people don't need to take
Once the dental implant is in place, what we need to wait for is the bone
cells to grow around the titanium, and that's what takes a long time. Years
ago, we used to wait twelve months. Nowadays it's down between four and
five months that it usually takes for the bone to integrate around the