Our life spans are increasing, but sometimes our bodies can’t keep up! Therefore the need for permanent solutions for dental replacement is very important to our overall health and well-being. Dentures and removable bridges become unstable with continued use. Implants provide dental replacements that are both functional and esthetically pleasing, and they can profoundly change people’s lives by returning strength and beauty to their smile.
What are dental implants?
Unlike dentures, which are removable, an implant is a permanent way to replace missing teeth. An implant is actually two parts: a cylindrical post that is implanted into the jaw – Groton Wellness uses ceramic implants made from zirconium oxide – and the prosthesis, which is the part that replaces (and looks like) a real tooth. A dental implant is a permanent alternative to a removable or a “fixed” bridge or dentures.
If you think you may need an implant, one of our dentists can perform an evaluation to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure. If you are a good candidate for an implant, our dentists will provide you with further information to help you decide if you should have a dental implant based on many factors – including biocompatibility and your systemic health.