Dental Implants Wilmington DE

Replace Missing Teeth | Implant Placement

The Christiana Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery P.A. – Newark & Middletown DE

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

What Are Dental Implants?

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

The Surgical Procedure

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.

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Christiana Hospital Location Phone Number 302-292-1600
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Middletown DE
Middletown Location Phone Number 302-376-3700
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Our office hours are Newark Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm. Middletown Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. D’Amico III, Dr. D’Amico or Dr. Kosa will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Drs. D’Amico III, D’Amico or Kosaare able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.

Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Drs. D’Amico III, D’Amico or Kosa perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Drs. D’Amico III, D’Amico or Kosa perform in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a partial at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcomes, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule an appointment with Eugene M. D'Amico III, DDS, FACS, Michael D. D’Amico, DDS or Fadi N. Kosa, DMD , contact us today!

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The Christiana Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery P.A.

5 out of 5 stars based on 46 Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Review By Terree P

I had great experiences each time I visited. I was very nervous and Julian and Dana made me feel very comfortable and at ease while preparing me for surgery. They were the best! Dr. D’Amico did such a great job with my implant that I plan to go back for two more.

- Terree P

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Patient Review By Carol R

Have been there several times always treated well.

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Patient Review By John M

Everyone was fantastic and professional from the time I called for appointment, arrived, during exam, and paying. Ten stars for everyone!

- John M

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Patient Review By Tyler S

Very friendly and knowledgeable

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Patient Review By William R

Highly recommend this team.

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Patient Review By Stacy M

Great office. Will highly recommend.

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Patient Review By Jo M

It was a very positive experience. Things were explained and sll were [email protected]

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Patient Review By Phyllis P

This was the second dental implant over the course of twenty-five years and Dr. Eugene D'Amico did a top notch job as expected. The staff was always so friendly and helpful and put me at ease during the course of each visit. Thank you to everyone who helped take care of me over the course of the past year. In a few weeks, my dentist will take over and reconstruct a new tooth. Almost at the finish line!

- Phyllis P

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Patient Review By Thomas M

The Doctor was "THE BEST" and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. One of the best dental experiences I've ever had.

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Patient Review By David K

Visit went smoothly. Will make arrangements for procedures.

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Patient Review By Tom I

Totally professional staff and Doctors

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From the ladies at check- in, assistant/ X-ray tech , & Doctor, to The Billing/ insurance lady, THE ENTIRE STAFF was courteous, very helpful, and looked happy to be there! Great place!!!

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Patient Review By Dana C. C

I was impressed with the politeness of the staff at both locations of The Christiana Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I have already recommended Dr. Gene D"Amico to several friends who need teeth extracted. The insertion of my dental implant went well.

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Patient Review By Marcia A

everyone was friendly and caring. They made you feel relaxed. Dr. Spencer was wonderful and made sure I understood everything he was telling me. I trust him and he has your best interest at heart. Took time to listen. This was for a consultation for implants. Yes I will go back and I suggest anyone looking to try this office

- Marcia A

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Patient Review By Dana J

Staff and Doctor awesome! Professional and knowledgeable and friendly!

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Patient Review By Jacqueline C

I would recommend Christiana OMS to all my family and friends.

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EXCELLENT caring team

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Patient Review By Dana J

My dentist recommended Dr. Amico which I was pleasantly pleased with the scheduling, adhering to social distanced and location. The staff and assistants were very professional and pleasant. Dr. Amico answered all of my questions and was very courteous. I scheduled my procedure after my consultation as I trust the procedure which was explained thoroughly.

- Dana J

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Patient Review By Samuel S

We were the first appointment of the day, the staff was completely ready for us and took Samuel back almost immediately. They followed all the Covid protocols and even asked me to wait in the car during his procedure, I appreciate this very much!

- Samuel S

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Patient Review By Diane B

All of the staff was professional and made me feel at ease during my appointment. All of my questions and concerns were addressed. I would definitely recommend this office for any procedure needed.

- Diane B

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