Dental Implants With Gentle Dental Maine
Dental implants are artificial teeth that are used to replace natural teeth that have damage or are missing. Implants feel and function just like natural teeth and have become one of the most popular restorative dentistry solutions. Dental Implants have three main components: a titanium screw that will fuse to your living bone cells over time, an abutment that acts as a connecting piece, and a dental crown that looks and feels just like a real tooth. Dental implants are a long-lasting, cost-effective solution for damaged or missing teeth!
The Difference Between Dental Implants, Crowns, and Veneers
Implants, crowns, and veneers are three solutions for fixing a person’s smile, but they all have their advantages for different reasons. Dental implants and crowns are generally used when there is wear, damage, or cracks in a tooth, whereas veneers are used for strictly cosmetic purposes. If you’re not sure which solution is right for you, our dentists are always here to help you develop the best treatment plan!
The Dental Implant Process
In comparison to some other restorative dentistry procedures, dental implants are relatively quick and easy. Dental implants can be used to replace one or many teeth, depending on the extent of damage or decay in a person’s mouth. The process of getting implants can vary in time and amount of appointments depending on the number of teeth that are being replaced with implants. However, in many cases, it can be done in as little as one day! Just like with every procedure we perform at Gentle Dental, our dentists will speak with you about your options and give the recommendation that we believe is right for you! If a dental implant is decided on, our dentists will perform a complete oral evaluation before extracting the damaged tooth that needs to be replaced. Next, the three components of the dental implant will be attached to your mouth. Dental implant procedures generally have a speedy recovery time, so you don’t need to worry about being in pain for days on end. Our dental implants are designed to last upwards of 30 years!
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Contact Gentle Dental Maine!
If you have any questions about dental implants or any other dental procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us! With offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham, we’re here to provide all of southern Maine with the very best in dentistry for adults and children alike! If you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out the new patient form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!