Our Dover Dental Implant Services
At Dover Dental Associates, we understand how much your smile impacts your confidence and happiness. This is why Drs. Emery Ward and Richard Dumas provide dental implant restorations in Dover, to help patients who are missing teeth regain the functionality and confidence they’re missing.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium support post that is surgically placed in the jaw bone, mimicking a natural tooth’s root. Various dental restorations can attach to this support, to look identical to a natural tooth, including implant supported dentures, bridges, and crowns.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When a patient loses a tooth via injury or disease, otherwise healthy teeth can start to have problems. Without roots in the jawbone, bone loss starts to occur, creating a less stable base for healthy teeth. Surgically placing implants in the jawbone stimulates cell growth and maintains the integrity of the bone.
Some of the other benefits to maintaining the jaw bone and obtaining dental implants include:
• Patients experience the ability to eat and properly digest food, as well as annunciate clearly.
• Remaining teeth stay in place, rather than shift and create gaps.
Types of Dental Implants
In restoring dental implants in Dover, we have unique solutions that can improve the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth. These implant solutions include:
Single tooth replacement – Patients missing a single tooth can choose to have a dental implant placed to restore functionality. This single implant post would then be topped with a porcelain crown by Drs. Ward and Dumas.
Multiple teeth replacement – For patients missing multiple teeth, we can place one or multiple dental implants to support a partial denture or bridge, depending on how many teeth the patient is missing. Between two to six implants can be used to support these restorations, again dependent on the number of missing teeth.
Implant supported dentures – Should a patient be missing all of their teeth on the upper or lower arch, or both, we can secure full dentures with dental implant supports, enabling the patient to regain full functionality of their teeth.
The Dental Implant Procedure
When you decide to get dental implants, we will first schedule a consultation to determine your unique needs and create a dental implant roadmap. During this planning phase, we’ll discuss all of your restoration options as they relate to the implant. After visiting one of our trusted partners to have the implant placed, we will work on the crown, bridge, or denture that will restore your beautiful smile.
If you’re considering dental implants in Dover and would like to ask more questions about obtaining dental implants, call Dover Dental Associates or request a consultation today! Drs. Ward and Dumas are excited to help you rebuild your smile.