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, are comfortable, and have a very natural appearance.
A: An innovative, less invasive procedure that doesn’t require a dental implant for every missing tooth. In just one day, All-on-4 allows you to get a new set of upper and/or lower teeth anchored down by only four 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 and quality of life, too.
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 take a 3d scan of your teeth to determine if this form of implants is the best option for you, as well as answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
A: The procedure itself is a minor surgery, where the patient is fully sedated as the implants are affixed. As with any surgery, you will need time to heal as the implant fuses and becomes part of your jawbone. This will serve as a strong long-term foundation for your new set of teeth. You will leave with a temporary set of teeth, and once your healing process is complete, there will be a follow-up visit approximately six months later to fix your permanent teeth.
A: It takes approximately 2.5 hours per arch.
A: All-on-4 is a proven cost-effective solution, and some insurance plans cover partial or full procedure costs. We’d be happy to discuss this in greater detail at your consultation.
A: It’s easy! Simply fill out the contact form to schedule an appointment with us. We’ll 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 all dental insurances and accept credit cards or CareCredit as forms of payments. If your treatment plan is more extensive, we’ll work with you to find a pay schedule that’s comfortable for your circumstances. 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.