FAQs About Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have three components: a titanium fixture that is implanted into the jawbone, an abutment that attaches to the titanium post, and a prosthetic tooth like a crown, bridge, or partial denture that attaches to the abutment. Dental implants are just one of several restorative dentistry procedures that can be used to fix a missing or damaged tooth!

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent solution for one or more natural teeth that have been lost or seriously damaged by physical trauma, decay, or disease. Implants will not decay like natural teeth, making them a long lasting solution. Dental implants will restore your ability to chew, eat, speak, and smile while feeling confident in the way your teeth look! 

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants do not decay like natural teeth, so they are extremely long lasting! The largest concern with the lifespan of implants is that gum health is essential for the success of the implant, meaning that an excellent oral health routine is needed for patients with dental implants! In addition to brushing and flossing twice per day, people with dental implants should see their dentist for a checkup and teeth cleaning at least twice per year.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

If you are missing one or more teeth for any reason, you may be a good candidate for dental implants! Dental implants are commonly used to repair the smiles of people who have had teeth knocked out from falls, decay that has seriously damaged teeth, gum disease that has caused tooth loss, and more. If you have one or more missing teeth or teeth that have been seriously damaged from trauma, decay, or disease, you should speak to a dentist who can help you determine which restorative dentistry procedure is right for you!

Contact Gentle Dental Maine!

If you have any questions about dental implants or are thinking about making an appointment for a restorative dentistry procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Gentle Dental Maine! We provide general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry solutions to our patients at each of our offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham! Give us a call at any one of our offices, or if you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out patient forms on our website!