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Maine Dentistry provides dental implants in Portland, Gray, and Auburn, Maine. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us at one of our convenient locations.
What Are Dental Implants?
Think of dental implants as titanium anchors that form the base for a long-lasting tooth replacement. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is surgically placed in your jawbone where a natural tooth used to be. Titanium is a biocompatible material that fuses with the bone to form a permanent bond.
A single dental implant can support a crown to replace one tooth. Multiple dental implants can support a bridge or dentures.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many reasons why dental implants are highly recommended by dentists:
- Can last a lifetime. Once a dental implant fuses with the jawbone it can stay solidly in place for the rest of your life.
- Natural appearance. Because it attaches to your jaw like a natural tooth, a dental implant looks very realistic.
- Natural function. A dental implant functions like a natural healthy tooth would, providing equal bite strength.
- Preserve jawbone structure. Dental implants preserve the jawbone and other support structures for your teeth that would deteriorate over time in the absence of a tooth.
Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?
To be an ideal candidate for dental implants, you must have one or more teeth that are too decayed or damaged to be saved. You also need to have sufficient bone structure in your jaw to support an implant. It is best if the teeth being replaced have not been missing for long. However, even if your jawbone has weakened and deteriorated some, you can still be eligible for implants after a bone graft procedure.
Why Choose Maine Dentistry?
As one of the safest, most common dental procedures with a 96% to 98% success rate, you can feel confident that our expert team will ensure you have a pain-free, stress-free experience and a lasting smile to prove it.
Dr. Lawlor and the dental team at Maine Dentistry are all highly qualified in the specialized positions that they serve. If you’re looking for a reliable dental practice to handle your dental implant placement, look no further than Maine Dentistry. Our environment is different from any dental practice you’ve seen. We take comfort and relaxation to an unprecedented level, creating an environment that makes you look forward to your dental appointments.
Bringing back your confident smile.
We’re providing the strongest, most reliable, lasting tooth replacements available. Customized for comfort and functionality, you’ll finally enjoy smiling again! Dental Implants are among the safest and most common dental procedures.
What are our patients saying?
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Dr. Lawlor prides himself on providing a painless experience, and we offer extensive options to avoid discomfort. Most of our patients are able to return to work the next day following a dental implant and are amazed at how great they feel. We offer a wide range of numbing gels, customized anesthetics, and medications to minimize or even eliminate postoperative pain.
The cost of dental implants may seem high at first glance, but when you learn the benefits and the quality of this tooth replacement option, you will understand why the cost is worth it. A dental implant is as close as you can get to a natural tooth in an artificial option. Once it is in place, a dental implant can last for the rest of your life, looking and functioning like a normal tooth.
With proper placement and care, dental implants have a 95-98% success rate. When an experienced dentist places your implants at the right depth and angle and you follow your dentist’s instructions for care following your procedure, your dental implant is highly likely to be successful.
You can brush and floss your dental implants the same way you do your natural teeth. The only difference in care is for implant-supported bridges and dentures that may require special cleaning. Your dentist will provide you with care instructions following your implant placement.
Because implants are made of titanium and porcelain, they do not get cavities. Simply keep them brushed to make sure the gums are healthy and keep your regular checkups to make sure they last a lifetime.
You could, but a more affordable option for full mouth replacement would be to get implant-supported dentures. A full set of dentures can be anchored in place by just a few dental implants, providing greater stability than traditional dentures.
Contact us today to schedule a dental implant consultation at the location nearest you.