Dental Implants

Dental Implants
for the Auburn, Lewiston, Turner & Freeport, ME Areas

There are many reasons dental implants are becoming a very popular option for tooth replacement. When it comes to replacing teeth, all options basically fall into one of two categories: removable or fixed.

The two typical removable options are your everyday, basic dentures, and implant-supported overdentures. The former comes along with slipping, adjusting, and in turn, frustration. But the implant-supported overdenture is a more permanent denture. It’s anchored using 2-4 implants depending on the patient and has locator attachments for added stability.

Problem List

If you have multiple missing teeth or periodontal bone loss with a high decay rate, but you have anxiety when it comes to the dentist (as well as concerns about a potential infection), dental implants may be the right option for you. No pain is involved, and your bite will be restored. You’ll also be able to chew better. Finally, and most importantly, dental implants are a permanent solution; there’s nothing removable like traditional dentures are. They’re just like your natural teeth!

Four Options

Option Pros Cons
#1 – No Treatment None Non-Resolution of All Issues
Potential Infection/Loss of Additional Teeth/Bridge
#2 – Extract All Teeth
Immediate/Final Denture
Relatively Unstable
Covers Palate
Bone Loss Over Time
Possible Changes In Taste/Speech
#3 – Removable Overdenture
With Implants
Increased Stability
Bone Preservation
Upgradeable to Fixed
Relatively Lower Cost
Requires Diligent Home/Office Care
#4 – Full Arch Implant Retained
Fixed Denture (All-On-4)
Secure, Natural Looking Teeth
No Need for Removal
No Costly Adhesives
Preserves Jawbone
Restores Chewing Ability
Can Be Completed In 1 Day
Requires Diligent Home/Office Care

Why All-On-4 Dental Implants Are the Best Option for You

Did you know that more than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth? Instead of living with the discomfort and maintenance of dentures, many people are opting for what is called full-mouth dental implant restoration. The All-On-4 treatment is a prosthodontic procedure that provides a permanent replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth with a bridge or denture. At the Center For Advanced Dentistry, we are proud to offer All-On-4 dental implants to patients throughout Auburn, Lewiston, ME, and the surrounding communities.

Just like the implant-supported overdenture, your teeth are replaced using 4 implants, but these use a permanent bridge instead of a denture. The bridge is screwed down to secure it in place, so you’ll feel like you can bite into anything once again! Fixed dental implants are the closest thing you can get to natural teeth. There’s no removing them for cleaning; you brush them just as you would any teeth. To learn more about our dental bridge services or to request more information, please feel free to contact our dental office today!

Are Partial Dentures Right for You?

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you have many options when it comes to achieving your old smile again. Partial dentures are made of a resin base that holds artificial teeth; they can help you chew and talk more normally. Partial dentures are custom-made from models of your mouth to ensure a perfect, natural fit. They are less invasive and more affordable than other tooth replacement options. If you need to replace more teeth in the future, additional artificial teeth can be added to your partial denture. If you think that partial dentures might be right for you, our restorative dentistry team will be more than happy to discuss your same-day or permanent denture options. Reach out to our dental office in Auburn, ME today to schedule an appointment!

Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist Today to Schedule an Appointment

Have you had problems with dentures in the past, but still dream of finding an adequate teeth replacement solution? If you reside in the Auburn, Lewiston, Turner or Freeport, ME area, call the Center For Advanced Dentistry to schedule a consultation regarding our permanent dentures and All-On-4 dental implants. We’d be happy to answer all of your questions and help you make the most educated decision.

Call to get started today!