Dental Implants in Bangor, ME
Are you missing one or multiple teeth? If this is the case, you may feel like your smile is not at its best. Missing teeth can alter your appearance, making you appear older. Consider replacing missing teeth to improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence.
Missing teeth can be more than a cosmetic issue. When you have a gap in your smile, it can lead to shifting of adjacent teeth. This can negatively affect your bite, cause discomfort while chewing or eating, or even lead to other oral health problems.
At Maine Family Dental Practice, we offer several different tooth replacement solutions. If you’re looking for a long-term solution, dental implants may be right for you. Implants offer all of the functionality of a natural tooth, with a beautiful aesthetic result.
What Is a Dental Implant?
An implant consists of three parts – a base made from titanium or another material that is compatible with human bone and tissue, a natural-looking crown, and an abutment piece used for attaching the crown to the base.
The base is placed carefully in the bone of the jaw. A special healing abutment is used during the healing process. Osseointegration occurs when the bone integrates with the metal of the implant, resulting in a sturdy foundation for your replacement tooth.
After a short healing time, your permanent crown can be placed. In some cases, immediate placement may even be possible. Your Maine Family Dental dentist Dr. Travis Buxton will design your crown to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implant surgery may require multiple visits, but it’s worth the wait! The end result may be the next best thing to a natural tooth.
The replacement tooth is embedded in the bone of your jaw, allowing it to function just like a natural tooth. This means that you can chew, eat, and laugh again in comfort.
Unlike other tooth replacement solutions, dental implants work to stimulate the cells of the jaw bone. The bone of your jaw is a living tissue, and this stimulation encourages it to maintain a healthy level of density. Proper jaw bone density is important for good dental health.
Dental implants require relatively little maintenance. They need to be cared for just like your natural teeth. In the event that you have an issue with your implant, we provide dental implant restoration services.
Are Implants Right for Me?
Not every mouth is ready for dental implants. If you have poor jaw bone density, you may not be able to support an implant without bone grafting or other restorative services.
If your mouth is not quite ready, we can offer recommendations on how to prepare you for implants.
Schedule Your Personal Consultation Today!
If you’re interested in dental implants, make an appointment with Dr. Travis Buxton today. Our Maine Family Dental Practice team can help determine whether or not implants are right for you.