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"...Fun to Smile Again!"
I've always wanted to have a movie star smile, but my teeth were yellow. Thank you Dr. Morgan! You've made it fun to smile again."
- Cathy, Patient of Dr. Morgan
"I Can Smile Again!"
With my new dental implants, I can now eat anything I've ever wanted.
Thank you Dr. Morgan! Thanks to you, I can smile again!"
- June, Patient of Dr. Morgan
from your Portland Maine cosmetic and sedation dentist
Dental Implants are a great way to get back your missing teeth. If you have lost one tooth or multiple teeth, implants can give you something that looks and functions like your previous tooth/teeth.
Dental Implants Provide a Permanent Solution For Missing Teeth
Dental implants are tiny titanium cylinders that are surgically placed into the bone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. Small posts that connect to the implants and protrude through the gums provide a solid base to the replacement teeth can be attached. Very importantly, dental implants help preserve the bone that held the teeth, preventing it from shrinking and causing facial changes.
You should know also that dental implants are not for everyone or every situation. You must be in good general health, have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw to support the implants. In addition you will need to be seen multiple times over a period of several months before the work is completed. Consistent maintenance afterward is essential to ensure your implants stay healthy. Another factor to consider is that implants cost more than other kinds of replacement teeth.
Once a tooth is lost, the body immediately starts to make changes to the bone where the tooth used to be. Over time the jaw bone shrinks and thins. Over time this may put you in a situation where an implant would not be possible without considerable additional expense.
Here is a time frame for a typical dental implant procedure:
Implants today have many uses in cosmetic dentistry. Sometimes they offer a great alternative; other times they offer a solution in situations that were impossible before implants were available.
The patients that will receive the greatest benefit are denture wearers, especially lower dentures where implants can make an unwearable denture secure and functional. If you hate the way your lower denture fits a couple of implants will absolutely change your life.
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