Choosing the right dental prosthetic is important for both your oral health and your quality of life. At Smile Solutions of Maine, with locations in Waterville and Winthrop, ME, we specialize in providing trusted dental solutions, including dental implants, dentures, and bridges. 

Who is Eligible For Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, but they’re not suitable for everyone. Eligibility for dental implants primarily depends on sufficient bone density to support the implant, good oral health, and a non-smoking lifestyle. At our denture clinic, Smile Solutions of Maine utilizes the latest in 3D scanning technology to assess your eligibility, ensuring the best outcome for your dental health.

What is The Success Rate of Dental Implants Compared to Other Prosthetics?

Dental implants boast a high success rate, often exceeding 95% over ten years. This reliability surpasses many other dental prosthetics, thanks to their design that mimics natural tooth roots, providing a stable and permanent solution for tooth loss. Our denturists at Smile Solutions of Maine have witnessed firsthand the long-term benefits implants offer over traditional dentures and bridges.

What Are The Differences Between Dental Implants And Dentures?

When it comes to comfort and efficiency, dental implants are unparalleled. Unlike dentures, which can slip and cause discomfort, implants are securely anchored to your jaw, offering a fit and feel that closely resembles natural teeth. This stability allows for greater efficiency in chewing and speaking, enhancing overall quality of life. Our patients at Smile Solutions of Maine often express how implants have restored not just their smiles, but their confidence in social situations.

How Do Dental Implants And Bridges Differ In Their Impact On Natural Teeth?

Dental implants and bridges serve as effective solutions for replacing missing teeth, each with its unique impact on natural teeth. Implants are inserted directly into the jawbone, acting as a standalone replacement without affecting adjacent teeth. This preserves the integrity of your natural teeth by avoiding any modifications to them. On the other hand, bridges require the neighboring teeth to be prepared and used as anchors, which can be an excellent option when those adjacent teeth could benefit from the added support and restoration. Bridges also offers a cost-effective and time-tested solution for tooth replacement. Deciding between dental implants and bridges depends on individual dental health, preferences, and specific needs. We encourage exploring all options to ensure the best outcome for your smile and oral health.

Can Dental Implants Help Prevent Bone Loss?

One of the most significant advantages of dental implants is their ability to prevent bone loss. Implants integrate with your jawbone, providing stimulation that helps maintain bone density. This is a stark contrast to dentures, which can accelerate bone loss due to lack of stimulation. Our team at Smile Solutions emphasizes the importance of implants in maintaining not just the aesthetics of your smile, but also the structural integrity of your jawbone.

Revitalize Your Smile Today: Book Your Consultation!

Discover the right solution for your missing teeth with us. Our advanced dental care options, including dental implants and bridges, are designed to restore not only your smile but also your confidence. Choose a path to better oral health and aesthetics by scheduling a consultation today. Let’s work together to find the best solution for your dental needs.