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Dentist Wilmington | Filling in the Gaps: Your Options for Missing Teeth

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Are you embarrassed to show your smile because of missing teeth? For many people, missing teeth can create a feeling of diminished self-confidence. Modern dentistry can not only replace the gaps in your smile, our team can also create long-term replacements that look and feel just like your natural teeth. You have options. Here are a few of the most common tooth replacement solutions.


Dentures are a solution for those who have lost many or all their teeth. They create a realistic, aesthetically pleasing smile. They are ideal for patients that are missing multiple teeth on either the top or bottom. Our team will start by taking an impression of your mouth. We will then send the impression to a lab for a customized set of dentures to be created. Once your dentures are ready, we will ensure a proper fit and make any necessary adjustments. Dentures should be cleaned regularly with a non-abrasive cleanser. Our team will provide you with all the information you need to take care of your dentures.


You may have heard of dental bridges referred to as partial dentures. Dental bridges are a replacement solution for one or more missing teeth. They help prevent your existing teeth from shifting into the empty gaps of your missing teeth. Bridges utilize your surrounding teeth as an anchor for your replacements. Our team can match the bridge to look like your natural teeth; no one will even notice the difference.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-lasting tooth replacement option. Unlike dentures, which may require replacement, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Our team will ensure your gum tissue is healthy enough with adequate bone support to anchor the implant. For some patients, additional preparations may be necessary such as a bone graft to guarantee your implant has a strong, stable foundation.

The gaps in your smile can be filled. Our team can help you decide on a tooth replacement solution based on your individual needs. It is important to fill the gaps of missing teeth to prevent deterioration to your gums and the shifting of teeth into these empty spaces. Additionally, tooth replacement solutions such as dentures, bridges, or implants can help improve your speech and comfort.

If you are missing teeth, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team.

Karen C. Conlin, D.D.S. of Wilmington, DE
1202 Foulk Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19803 (302) 764-0930

Dr. Conlin’s Life-Changing Dentistry

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Wilmington DE DentistHave you ever been really excited to show off your smile? If you’re not happy with it, it’s time to make a change. When you laugh or smile, you should feel comfortable and confident with your teeth. We can help you. Our patients report that our dentistry can be life-changing.

Confidence to get a new job

“I’ve always been unhappy with my smile and it really inhibited me from obtaining my professional goals. After visiting Dr. Conlin, we worked together to come up with a dental plan. It gave me a whole new confidence to just get out there and acquire new job opportunities. “

Eat ice cream without pain

“For as long as I can remember, I wouldn’t be able to eat ice cream because my teeth were very sensitive. I just always skipped on dessert. At my dental appointment, I asked about my sweet tooth. Dr. Conlin gave me tips and treatment options for my sensitive teeth. I’m glad I went to the dentist because I can now enjoy my favorite dessert!”

A happier life

“I barely smiled because I was ashamed of my teeth. It was embarrassing to be surrounded by your peers and have an unattractive smile. I finally realized that it’s time to do something about it. Dr. Conlin has given me the smile of my dreams. Now, you will always see me laughing. I am happier now than I have ever been before.”

At our dental office, we provide an array of dental services that allows for every patient to receive customized care. Our dental care will have lasting effects on not only your teeth, but also your daily life. When you possess your ideal smile, you simply feel better about yourself.

Contact our Wilmington dentist today to enhance the appearance of your smile. It can be life-changing.