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If you have lost one or more adult teeth, you may experience difficulty eating and speaking clearly. You may also be self-conscious about your smile, which affects self-esteem. If you’d love to restore the healthy appearance and natural function of your teeth, consider dental implants from Delaware Smile Center. Our skilled implant dentists are highly experienced at placing healthy, comfortable, and natural-looking implants and implant restorations.

Designed to fit seamlessly with your existing teeth, dental implants are a permanent solution to adult tooth loss without the speaking and eating difficulties often associated with traditional dentures. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that half a million Americans opt for dental implants every year.

How Dental Implants Work

A dental implant device consists of a small fixture placed within the jawbone to serve as a replacement root. The fixture fuses with the natural bone, so it remains firmly in place when you talk, brush, chew food, and consume beverages. This connector is then attached to a crown, which is an artificial tooth custom-made to replace the missing tooth.

After taking x-rays and discussing your aesthetic and functional goals, we will recommend an implant treatment plan that fits your needs. Most of our patients opt to have their implants placed under local anesthesia and find the entire experience comfortable. We do, however, offer IV sedation for those patients who suffer from dental anxiety.

After the implant completely integrates with your jawbone, which usually takes a few months, we will take a digital scan of your mouth to construct your final implants. At Delaware Smile Center, we make it as easy as it can be for you.

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Scorey’s Dental Implant Story – Delaware Smile Center

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Benefits of Implants with Delaware Smile Center

Dental implants have been used for more than three decades to provide safe, effective, natural tooth replacement. While many individuals who use traditional dentures report discomfort and irritation, dental implants are virtually undetectable once they are fully healed, remaining firmly in place when you speak, laugh and eat.

They work with your organic bone structure and facial features without changing the shape of your profile.

Unlike dentures, which must be removed daily for cleaning, implants can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. They can also last decades or even a lifetime with proper preventative care, compared with traditional tooth replacement solutions that typically last only five to 10 years.

Implants can prevent jawbone deterioration that often occurs with adult tooth loss. Dental implants are appropriate for patients whose facial bones have fully developed, which usually happens around the age of 18.

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“My experiences at Delaware Smile Center is always positive. With every visit I am made to feel welcomed from the moment you walk in to when you leave. I felt comfortable throughout my entire appointment time. I highly recommend this office.” - Lin C.

Additional Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Do dental implants hurt?

Quite simply, no! Local anesthetic is used to eliminate any discomfort at the time of implant placement. If desired, we offer sedation dentistry techniques that can help patients remain relaxed and pain-free for the length of the procedure. Minor soreness may develop on the day the implants are placed. In such cases, medication is easily prescribed to relieve any discomfort. Most patients will resume their normal activities the very same day that the implant is placed!

Am I healthy enough for dental implants?

In general, most people qualify for receiving dental implants. However, some medical conditions may contraindicate the placement of implants. Because of this, it is extremely important to review your complete medical history with our dentists.

Do I have to see a different doctor for the implant procedure?

Delaware Smile Center offers a “one doctor approach” to placing dental implants. Drs. Sohaib and Saqib Usmani have undergone advanced training in dental implant surgery as well as the prosthetic restoration of dental implants. They will be able to walk you through each step involved in creating a healthy and beautiful smile.

Delaware Smile Center has a local reputation for excellence, as evidenced by our countless Readers’ Choice Awards from the News Journal. Get in touch with our team to learn more about whether dental implants are right for you. Schedule a consultation at our modern, convenient Middletown office today!