Quality Dental Implants in Fairfield
Missing teeth lead to problems with your oral health and your smile, but they don't have to. At Kennebec Valley Dental Arts, we offer dental implants to restore your oral health, the functionality of your bite, and the beauty of your smile.
We are proud to rejuvenate the smiles of the residents of Fairfield and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat you with respect and compassion, regardless of the circumstances that led to your tooth loss.
You don't have to endure the dental and overall health issues that happen because of missing teeth. Our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
CALL US: (207) 238-6235 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a dental restoration that replaces missing teeth. They are available to support single crowns, bridges, and dentures to fit your specific needs. Implant-supported restorations are increasingly popular because they are permanent, which means they will not slip or fall out. We offer regular dental implants as well as mini implants.
The implant post is a vital part of the restoration because it continues to stimulate your jaw just like your natural tooth root would, which prevents bone loss and preserves your facial structure. It also creates a permanent and stable base for your restoration.
Implant-Supported Crowns: If you're missing a single tooth, then an implant-supported crown may be the solution you're looking for. These custom tooth replacement restorations consist of an implant post, an abutment, and a crown. Our team artfully crafts your crown to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. An implant-supported crown can replace any missing tooth, from incisors to molars.
Implant-Supported Bridges: When you're missing multiple teeth in a row, your neighboring teeth shift to fill the empty space, which leads to uneven wear on your remaining teeth. Your gums are also exposed to cuts and infection, which compromises your oral health. However, our implant-supported bridges can restore your bite pattern and protect your teeth and gums. These dental restorations consist of an implant post supporting a crown at the front and back of your restoration, with prosthetic teeth called pontics suspended between them. We take detailed measurements and images to create a custom bridge that blends beautifully into your smile. Your implant-supported bridge will keep your neighboring teeth in place and protect your gums from damage.
Implant-Supported Dentures: If you're missing most or all of your teeth, then your oral health and overall quality of life have been significantly affected. Our implant-supported dentures can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. These dental restorations consist of strategically placed implant posts that secure your custom dentures in place, eliminating the need for messy denture pastes or adhesives. We offer overdentures, implant-retained dentures, and All-on-4® for those who qualify.
Our Gentle Tooth Implant Process
When you're missing one or multiple teeth, you want a team who is passionate about restoring your smile and protecting your oral health. Our gentle dentist takes the time to talk with you and listen to fully understand your concerns and smile goals.
We begin with a thorough exam of your teeth, jaws, and gums and use our CBCT scanner to determine the current state of your oral health. Our team uses this information to craft your custom treatment plan. If you require any pretreatments such as bone grafts or sinus lifts, then we will include these in your personalized plan.
We perform the implant-post placement procedure using computer-guided surgery for precision and accuracy.
Once you have healed, you will return to our office and we will set your custom crown, bridge, or dentures and you will leave our office ready to share your new smile.
Dental Implants FAQs
Your smile is part of who you are, and it's natural to want to understand how your treatment plan will impact it. That's why we encourage you to ask questions and we are happy to provide the answers you need to make an informed decision regarding your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about dental implants.
Do dental implants hurt?
Most patients feel that the implant placement feels similar to getting a dental cavity filled. We utilize local anesthesia or can offer other forms of sedation to optimize comfort and relaxation. Some discomfort during the healing process is typically managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication or ice packs however patients often can resume normal eating habits shortly after the procedure.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implant posts are titanium and fuse with your jawbone making them permanent. However, the artificial tooth, whether a crown, bridge, or denture, can last for 10-15 years when properly cared for.
How do I take care of my dental implant?
Implant-supported restorations are durable and easy to care for. You will brush and floss your tooth implants twice daily just like your natural teeth. It's important to maintain your biannual dental appointments so our friendly dentist can verify the integrity of your dental restoration.
Our Beautiful Dental Implants
When you're missing teeth, you may feel tempted to hide your smile. At Kennebec Valley Dental Arts, we offer dental implants to restore your oral health and a smile that looks and feels natural. We are excited to meet you and renew your dental health and smile with implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures. Contact our Fairfield dental team today to schedule your appointment.
CALL US: (207) 238-6235 REQUEST APPOINTMENT