Are dental implants a suitable option for me?

Kennebec Dental Excellence’s Dr. Jeff Bue and Dr. Skye Kim offer dental implants as a reliable and permanent solution to replace missing teeth. Tooth replacement can be daunting for anyone. Our doctors are here to talk over your options to determine which solution is best suited to your lifestyle, budget, and long-term goals.  

What are dental implants?

Dental implants offer an excellent solution for our patients who may be interested in partial dentures and fixed bridges. Removable partial dentures may not fit well for some individuals, while fixed dental bridges can affect the surrounding healthy teeth. Instead, our team may recommend dental implants as a reliable, permanent option for tooth replacement. 

Why do patients choose dental implants?

Advances in technology have allowed dental implants to continually provide the most effective smile restoration. Some of the advantages of these restorations include:

  • Permanency. Dental implants can last for decades with proper care. While the restoration may need replacement, the implant structure remains if bone loss from periodontal disease is avoided.
  • Fully functional. A dental implant can last a long time if patients maintain good oral hygiene. When restored over the abutment, patients can eat and smile confidently without discomfort or worry.
  • Improved quality of life. Patients who replace missing teeth with dental implants experience increased confidence and self-esteem compared to those using removable dentures.
  • Precision placement. We are pleased to offer guided dental implant placement, ensuring the implant is positioned right where needed to have the best possible effects and results for our patients.

Request a consultation with our team at Kennebec Dental Excellence to learn more about dental implants!