Have you been struggling for far too long with an incomplete smile? This kind of loss can be devastating for not only your appearance, but your oral health, your ability to enjoy your favorite foods, and your overall sense of self-esteem. At White Clay Dental Associates, our team would like to introduce you to a state-of-the-art solution: dental implants. Implants succeed where more conventional tooth replacement services fall short because they replicate the entire natural structure of the original tooth, not just the white crown that sits on top of the gum tissue. To learn more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Bond and Dr. Ganfield, contact our Newark, DE location today.
Tooth loss can occur across a wide spectrum, and our team will be happy to help you determine how to best rebuild your complete, confident smile with the support of modern dental implants and custom-made restorations. Take a look below to learn more:
If only one tooth needs to be rebuilt by our team, pairing a single implant with an all-porcelain, implant-retained crown will likely be the best way to go about it. Unlike a traditional bridge, the crown won’t threaten the health of the surrounding natural teeth, and the finished result will be so seamlessly lifelike that those around you likely won’t even be able to point out the new addition!
While implant-retained crowns can also be successfully used to restore several missing teeth throughout the mouth, our team may recommend an alternative if a multi-tooth gap needs to be filled in: an implant-retained dental bridge. Two implants will be placed on either side of this gap to serve as “anchors” that hold the new restoration sturdily in place. As a result, the biting strength is restored and nearby healthy teeth are no longer able to drift out of their positions.
Contrary to popular belief, many patients missing most or all of their natural teeth can be great candidates for dental implants. Instead of replacing every single missing tooth with its own individual implant (a process that can quickly become very expensive), our dentists will recommend an implant-retained denture that attaches to a small number of strategically angled implants throughout the mouth. This type of denture can be permanently fixed in place or kept removable if a patient is already used to wearing a traditional prosthetic.
Drs. Ganfield and Bond have partnered with Delaware's best specialists for the surgical portion of dental implant treatment. At White Clay Dental, our dentists oversee every aspect of your smile transformation, and we have spared no expense in the partnerships we have established. We will even call your specialist for you, arrange your appointments, and take care of every detail in advance. Our dentists have the advanced training and experience needed to confidently see you through this multi-step process and create an attractive, new smile that can be wholeheartedly relied on. When the surgical portion of the procedure is complete (known as the "placement" phase), you will let the implant posts heal, then return to our office for the beautiful restoration(s).
When considering dental implants as a viable tooth replacement, cost is an understandable concern. However, it’s important to keep in mind that every patient’s needs are different – that’s why our dentists at White Clay Dental will need to perform a dedicated implant consultation before they can provide a confident price estimate for your particular situation. They will take into account the types of restorations needed, the placement of abutments (connectors), if any health-minded procedures like periodontal therapy are required before treatment begins, and so on.
Rest assured that dental implants are designed to stand the test of time, providing unparalleled durability, aesthetic value, and longevity. Simply put, they are an investment worth making!