Dental Implants in Georgetown
FAQS about implants
Dental implants are one of the most predictable dental health treatment available. Techniques and materials are constanly improving. They are the best option to replace single or multiple teeth.
Dr. Sanz, our board certified periodontist specialist in Georgetown, Delaware, has placed more than 4000 implants during the last 12 years. These are some of the most frequent asked questions that arise during our free implant consultation in Sussex County.
What is an implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of the missing tooth root. A dental crown is fixed to the head of the implant to replace the lost tooth.
The dental implant is the new titanium root and is what is connected to a crown or fake tooth. Osseointegration is when the implant is perfectly joined to the surrounding bone and must occur prior to place a final crown.
Do they look natural, does it feel like your own?
Yes. It is natural and feels like your own if it is placed correcly!!! Esthetics and function are really similar to your own tooth. Check the cases underneath. Judge the results your own!!!
Am I a good candidate for a dental implant?
If you are healthy enough to have most dental treatments such an extraction, you are a good candidate to have a dental implant in Georgetown. Anyone who is missing a tooth in Sussex County due to injury, disease, or infection may be a good candidate for dental implants.
Sometimes a lack of bone might not make you an ideal implant candidate. Thanks to guided bone regeneration some people missing bone in areas can get grafts to regrow bone so implants can be done where teeth are missing.
A detailed free implant consultation at our dental office in Georgetown will clarify if you are a good candidate
Is dental implant treatment painful? Can I work after a dental implant??
We pride ourselves on painless dentistry in Delaware so you should not experience any pain during dental prodecures perfomed in our dental office in Georgetown. We are a painless dental office!!!!! Dental implants in Georgetown are not an exception. Our specialists in implants in Georgetown use anesthesia during the surgical procedure to eliminate any discomfort or pain.Some discomfort might occur 3-5 days ater implant placement which is completely managed by over the counter pain medication.
Most people return to work the next day.
How long does it take?
A single implantin Delaware can be perfomed in 30 minutes. One or two surgical visits are necessary and are spread 3 to 6 months apart. The implant needs 3 months for it to attach to the surrounding bone. After 3 months, the tooth is attached to the implant. Sometimes, in the front esthetic arrea or when multiple implants are placed, the tooth can be placed the same day the implants are placed.
How much does implant treatment cost?
At southern delaware dental specialists, we are characterized by offering quality dental implants at a very reasonable price. You can receive a dental implant in Georgetown, Delaware and the crown/tooth over it from $3495.
Are they forever???
Dental implants in Delaware can last a life time. During the healing period, it is important that osseointegration or bone attachment occurs and the patinet maintains good oral hygiene. Otherwise periimplantitis, the main complication in implants can lead to treatment failure. Periimplantitis consists of inflammation of the tissues surrounding the implant and, in most cases, is due to the accumulation of bacterial plaque in these tissues. Maintaining good oral cleaning techniques will be key to avoiding infection.
Are they predictable?
Absolutely! Implants have a 97 % success rate. Thanks to the years of research, experience and new techniques and materials, dental implants are some of the most predictable procedures in the dental field. Our board certified implant specialist in Georgetown with extensive experience also contributes to our patient´s high succes rate.
What are my alternatives???
There are alternatives to dental implants to replace a missing tooth such as a dental bridge. The main advantage of an implant is that it does not compromise the rest of the teeth since it replaces only the missing tooth. A dental bridge needs to attach to the adjacent teeth and requires a modification of those teeth. Therefore, sometimes a bridge will require more dental treatment then an implant.
Another less costly alternative are partial dentures. This option is removable and not fixed into place so it is less natural and comfortable.
Dental implants in Delaware are far more superior to the alternatives mentioned above since it is attached to your body and works, feels and looks like your natural tooth.