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Dental Implants

Dr. Tompkins may use a dental implant to replace a missing tooth and leave you with a natural-looking smile. With proper care, dental implants are sturdy and long-lasting dental restorations.

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Dental Implants, Sussex Dentist

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Having missing teeth can impact the health of the teeth surrounding the gap. They may shift out of position over time, causing misalignment and an incorrect bite. This, in turn, can affect your ability to chew food, and it can even affect speech.

Missing teeth can also affect the appearance and strength of your jaw. Teeth support bone growth and preservation in the jaw through the stimulation of chewing and biting. Long term, this can result in the deterioration of the bone, a process known as resorption. The outcome is a weaker, less substantial jaw bone.

How Dental Implants Can Help

Since dental implants are surgically implanted and capped with a crown, they look, feel and function very much like natural teeth do.

They can help to prevent surrounding teeth from shifting, resolve bite issues or jaw joint pain, and help restore facial tissues and appearance for a more confident and functional smile.

The Dental Implant Procedure

Dr. Tompkins will begin by surgically placing the implant into your jawbone below the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant bonds with the bone and attaches to the gums. This part of the implant procedure is done in a different dental office than Sussex Dental Clinic.

The next appointment will be at Sussex Dental Clinic where Dr. Tompkins will attach the final implant crown to create the look and function of a natural tooth.

Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Tompkins will see patients for referrals.

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Sussex Dental Clinic

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Sussex? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today. 

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