A: A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold replacement teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown, or for an entire set of replacement teeth. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for false teeth do not get cavities, are comfortable, and have a very natural appearance.
A: An innovative procedure that doesn’t require a dental implant for every missing tooth. In just one day, All-on-4 allows you to replace your upper and/or lower teeth with brand new, strong teeth that are anchored down by four to six titanium dental implants. Since the implant is made of titanium, it can fuse to the living bone to create a strong, solid foundation for a new set of teeth. Dental implants restore not only your teeth and facial structure, but your self-confidence, quality of life, and can restore your youthful look, knocking 10, 15 or even 20 years off your appearance!
A: If you wear dentures or have missing or loose teeth, All-on-4 could be the best permanent solution for you. To learn more about how All-on-4 could transform your smile, simply reach out to schedule a free consultation with us. At the consultation, we will discuss what is most important to you, what the steps are to have your teeth restored and we can even take a 3d scan of your teeth to determine if you have sufficient bone for a long-lasting smile.
A: The surgical procedure consists of removing bad teeth and placing new dental implants using a 3D guided protocol in order to minimize trauma. This means the implants are all planned out ahead of time and placed in the best position possible so there is absolutely no guessing. While it is a surgical procedure, everyone has a different reaction to it. Some people feel great the next day and some people are a bit swollen and sore. We perform the procedure under sedation and will administer appropriate medications to manage any post operative pain to reduce discomfort as much as physically possible.
A: Since everything is planned out in advance, the surgical day will take approximately 4 hours. We often have several visits before the procedure to make sure the teeth you receive are as lifelike and perfect as possible.
A: All-on-4 is a proven cost-effective solution. We work closely with the premier implant and hybrid lab in the country to ensure we can give quality at an extremely competitive price. We can match or beat any other practices price and will even give a free upgrade (in the form of better porcelain or more implants). We’d be happy to discuss this in greater detail at your private consultation.
A: It’s easy! Simply fill out the contact form with information on why you would like to restore your teeth, schedule an appointment with us and we will be in touch shortly to set up a time to meet you! Once here, we will show you examples of other cases and walk you through every step of the process.
Dr. Lawlor belongs to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and has been specifically trained in cosmetic dentistry. The American Dental Association does not issue special certifications or licenses indicating which dentists are cosmetic dentists and which are not. The dentist you go to for twice-yearly check-ups is probably not going to be the same dentist you go to for cosmetic enhancement. Unless you’re in the qualified hands of Dr. Lawlor!
We bill most dental insurances and accept credit cards or CareCredit as forms of payments. Unfortunately, we don’t accept MaineCare. Any questions? We’re here to help!
We get it. You hate the dentist. You’ve been trained to loathe the very word and everything associated with it. That’s exactly what inspired us to rethink the dental experience, backed by decades of insights and know-how. Meet Maine Dentistry–our space feels both familiar and inviting, our crew seriously knows their stuff, and our approach promotes long-term luster over emergency care.