Are you considering a dental implant? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people wonder if dental implants are right for them, yet they are unsure of the details around the procedure. That is why our team here at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A. in Portland, Maine, is happy to talk to you about dental implants, so you can discover if they are right for you.
Dental implants are an effective way to replace a missing tooth and are an excellent choice if you are looking for a long-term restoration. Restoring a lost tooth is important because, without a tooth to connect to the jaw bone, you could risk bone loss in your jaw. The dental implant acts as the root of the tooth, giving your jaw bone and gum line the support it needs.
Titanium is the main material of choice when it comes to dental implants because they work so well with our body. Once the implant is surgically placed in your jaw, your bone will fuse around the dental implant making it a strong anchor of support for your smile. During the healing period, your doctor may recommend a diet of softer foods for your smile.
When your healing period is over, Dr. Paul Best will be able to customize a dental crown to place over the dental implant. The dental crown is important because it looks like your natural tooth, so you have a complete smile restoration.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and want to see if dental implants are right for you, please call us today at 207-775-6348 to set up an appointment. Our team is dedicated to restoring your smile and giving you the best oral health care possible.