Why would someone want to get dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent solution to:
- Restore a confident smile
- Improve chewing, speech, and digestion
- Resolve bite
- Problems caused by teeth shifting into a missing tooth space
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
What to Expect
Before you get dental implants, make sure to get a good, thorough cleaning. The process of dental implant placement requires several visits over a few months. X-rays and impressions (molds) of the jaw and teeth are taken to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.
During a dental implant treatment, the doctor will numb the area, and while it is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself. A second surgery may be required to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.
After a few weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular visits to our Portland, ME dental clinic will aid in extending the life of your new implant.
Your First Visit
Your first visit will consist of working with your dentist to determine the appropriate dental implant treatment plan. You will have x-rays and impressions done to find the proper placement for the implant. Be sure to ask your dentist about any questions or concerns you have during this visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
No. Usually, implants take several visits to complete.