Dental Implants

Do they hurt?

A: Dr. Lawlor prides himself in not hurting patients and offers extensive options to avoid pain and discomfort. We want you to be comfortable from the moment you walk in the door to when you are at home recovering on the couch. Most of our patients are able to return to work the next day and are amazed at how great they feel. Some patients claim to feel better after the procedure than before they came in! We offer a wide range of sedation, numbing gels, customized anesthetic and medications to minimize or even eliminate post-operative pain. Welcome to a world of pain-free dentistry!

How long do dental implants last?

A: Implants are the most requested and advanced option for replacing missing teeth. Most people are amazed at how natural and strong they feel! Since they are fully integrated into the bone and made of medically pure titanium, dental implants have a 96% success rate when placed with a 3D guide. At Maine Dentistry, we use only the highest quality implants and utilized a 3D guided process to ensure your implant goes in pain-free position for function and longevity. Any alteration from ideal can drastically reduce the lifespan of the implant.

Do implants feel like normal teeth?

A: When implants are placed with a customized 3D guide, they are placed in the most ideal position and are the closest replacement to real teeth. They look just like normal teeth and are very strong so you can eat with confidence.

Can implants get cavities?

A: Because implants are made of titanium and porcelain, they do not get cavities. Simply keep them brushed to make sure the gums are healthy and keep your regular checkup to make sure they last a lifetime!

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Qualified

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!

Payment Options

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!

Friendly

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.