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While you may be outstanding at keeping up with your at-home dental cleaning as well as attending your routine checkups, it is our job to determine whether or not a tooth can be saved–despite all your efforts to maintain proper oral health. Be it due to an unexpected accident, tooth decay, or you require an extraction, here at Seacoast Dental Associates, we proudly offer dental implants. This is a permanent restorative procedure designed to return your smile to its natural, beautiful self.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post shaped like a screw that is designed to replace the missing tooth root. Once the post has been implanted, a porcelain crown is placed over it that is designed to look and function just like your natural tooth. A very minor surgical procedure takes place to insert the post into the jawbone and replace the missing tooth, and is then left alone to fully heal. During the healing process, the bone is actually fused to the implant. Once healed, the crown designed to match your natural teeth is attached.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a wonder of dental technology – and can fix just about any difficult problem that comes along with missing teeth. Not only do implants replace missing teeth with natural-looking and functional alternatives, but they also save the tooth-supporting bone that inevitably deteriorates when a tooth is lost, which in turn helps maintain your natural facial structure.

Many patients prefer getting dental implants as opposed to painful dentures or retainers with fake teeth. There are three main tooth-replacement options we offer here at Seacoast Dental Associates. Each option caters to a different number of missing teeth, so we will work with you to determine which option is the best for your needs:

  • Single-tooth replacements are the best and most durable option for replacing a single missing tooth. They will never decay or need root-canal treatments, and have the highest success rate of any implant option.
  • Multi-tooth replacements are used when three consecutive teeth are missing. Because bridges connect to natural teeth, they are not an option when multiple teeth are needed to be replaced. With dental implants, the surrounding natural teeth are not affected like they are when bridges are used.
  • Implant-supported dentures are used when teeth are missing from the whole jawline, either upper or lower. These dentures are secured into place when inserted, so they will not move around or fall out of the mouth.

Dental implants are similar to your natural teeth in that they need proper maintenance and cleaning in order to last. Our dentists work hard to ensure the durability of your implants by making sure you know how to properly care for them, both immediately following the procedure and for long-term success.

Are dental implants the best tooth-replacement option?

For a replacement that looks the most natural and lasts a lifetime, dental implants are the best option. They are extremely strong and prevent loss of bone, which in turn helps maintain your facial structure.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants is determined by both the quantity of implants required as well as the condition of the surrounding tissue and bone. Set up an appointment with our provider today to get an estimate for your specific dental implant situation or to learn more about our financing alternatives.

Are dental implants permanent?

Yes, dental implants will last you your entire life if taken care of properly.

To see if dental implants are right for your needs, call 508.540.2303 today to schedule your free consultation with our implant specialist here at Seacoast Dental Associates.