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Do you have missing teeth and want to fill in your smile? Although there are many different varieties of tooth replacements, one of the most successful forms is a dental implant. Not only are implants permanent, but they can last a lifetime if you take care of them.

Dental implants work by the prosthodontist installing them directly into your jawbone. Because of this, all patients requesting this procedure are required to have an adequate jaw strength. Speak with your prosthodontists to determine if your jaw is capable of sustaining dental implants.

After they are installed, the bond between the implant and bone will grow stronger over time, due to a process known as osseointegration. This term means “bone connection,” and refers to the functional connection between living bone and a load-bearing implant, such as a dental implant.

If your jaw has multiple missing teeth, it will begin to weaken over time. Implants can help restore the jaw to its original strength and keep it working properly.

Dental implants can even be designed to look and act just like your natural teeth. This will make your smile look better and function better for tasks such as eating, chewing, and speaking. Replace your missing teeth with dental implants, and give your mouth the smile it deserves. Talk with your prosthodontists to discuss your options and the benefits of dental implants.

If you take care of dental implants correctly, they can last an entire lifetime. If you would like to speak with Dr. Sarmiento, Dr. Best, Dr. Sahrbeck, and our team about dental implants, please schedule an appointment at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A. in Portland, Maine, by calling 207-775-6348. We will do our best to help you in any way we can.