Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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We are partners with our patients and your input matters to us. After your comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Amanda Matthews explains the details of her findings and the treatment she proposes. At Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware, we encourage you to ask us any oral-health related questions you have. Whether something comes up during your exam, or you have a general concern, our dental team is always happy to find the answers you need.

There are questions that we often hear from our Wilmington, DE patients, and we've shared them below. If you don't find the information you need here, please don't hesitate to call us. We've also filled our website with loads of helpful information, so we hope you'll take a few minutes to check it out.

Dental Implants

Following our clear, simple, and easy post-operative instructions is the best way to ensure your healing is as quick as possible. We know you are eager to get your tooth quickly! However, giving the implant enough time to heal is necessary for a successful and long-lasting tooth replacement.

We recommend a soft diet only for a couple days after an implant is placed to make sure the area is not irritated. Once the implant is restored, you can eat, drink, floss, brush, and SMILE as normal!

The implant is the anchor for your crown and typically takes 2-3 months to heal before it is a sturdy support. Once we determine your implant is strong enough, your crown only takes about 2 weeks before it is ready to be placed and you can eat normally again!

Typically, this painless process takes about 2-3 months. Once the implant fuses to the bone, it will be a solid support for many years to come.

After many years of placing implants, I have heard most patients tell me they were surprised by how little discomfort followed their implant placement! With proper planning before the procedure and easy-to-follow instructions after the procedure, any discomfort is kept to a minimum. Most tenderness is gone after a day or two and is easily managed with Advil, Tylenol, or Aleve.

Excellent dental health has so many benefits and can change your outlook on life. You’ll feel better because you know your teeth are healthy, and when you feel better, your confidence increases.

While we know that there’s no better investment than your oral health, Dr. Matthews and our dental care team also understand that quality dental care can be costly.

From routine cleanings to full mouth rehabilitations, we always want to make sure you are comfortable with the financial aspect of care and the investment you are making. While using high-quality materials and advanced techniques and technology, we keep our fees fair.

We accept all insurances but are in-network with Medicaid, Delta Dental, MetLife, Cigna, United Concordia, and Aetna. Our business team will work closely with your insurance company to maximize benefits and follow up on claims. As we plan your treatment, we’ll review with you the best financial options for you to achieve optimum oral health.

You can ask them about our various payment options, including CareCredit, a 12-month interest-free financing program. Whatever it takes to help you get the dental care you need for a healthy smile, we’ll work with you to make it possible. Call Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware, and let us take the stress out of dental care!

Using our latest technology, we are able to achieve results that are so close to your natural teeth that it is hard to spot the implant! We value great care and attention to detail at Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware and put that ethic into all of our work. We are proud of our results and know you will love them too!

There are very few negative effects of a dental implant. The most common concern is the healing time needed between implant placement (the portion placed in the jaw) and when the crown (top, chewing part) is placed. This typically takes around 3-4 months to allow proper healing and design. At Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware, we know you are eager to get your teeth back so we make every effort with our latest technology to get your implants restored as quickly and responsibly as possible!

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