Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace one or more
missing teeth. A dental implant is a natural-looking, artificial root. The implant is fused with the jawbone which creates a secure base for the artificial tooth (prosthesis). For multiple missing teeth, more than one implant may be used to support a fixed or removable partial or to attach a complete prosthesis.
A diagram of a tooth implant with crown (prosthetic).
Some of the advantages of dental implants include:
- Preserve existing, healthy teeth
- Maintain bone structure
- High functionality
- Long-term durability
- Greater strength than other tooth replacement options
- Increase tooth stability
- Increase chewing ability
- Improve ability to taste food
- High success rate (90-95 percent)
One of the best features about dental implants is that they look and feel like natural teeth. Implants provide you the convenience of daily performance while allowing you present a confident smile.
If you already have dental implants and need a crown replacemnt, let us know. Dr. Carreira is able to assess your need for a new crown and fit your implant with a temporary crown while your new crown is being fabricated.
If you would like to be considered as a candidate for dental implants, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Carreira today. Call 207-947-4767 to speak with a member of our office staff.