Not only are dental implants still the state-of-the-art when it comes to the replacement of lost teeth, but they can also be utilized to transform effective but imperfect bridges and dentures into full-tooth restorations that have the benefits that you have come to expect from implants. Here at Groton/Windham Dental Group, we will help you to qualify for these outstanding teeth replacements.
If you’re wondering why our eligibility for our Groton dental implants might be in question, the reason is that unlike traditional bridges and dentures, they don’t simply lay on top of your gums. They are anchored beneath the gums, directly into your jaw bone. As such, this means that your jaw must be tested to make sure that it is sufficient to make you a good candidate. The good news is that if for some reason your jaw does not make the grade, there is a solution. A bone grafting procedure can be done to correct it. Don’t worry. It’s not as complicated as it sounds. It does not require a hospital stay and is done right here at our office. Bone tissue is taken either form another part of your body or from a tissue bank. It is added to your jaw bone, spurring the growth of new and stronger bone tissue. Once the procedure is done, there is brief waiting period of a few months for the new bone to grow in. You can then proceed with our Groton dental implants. Other factors in qualifying include having basic gum health, and whether or not you have diabetes or are a smoker. None of those will automatically prevent you from getting implants, but our dentist will go over it with you when you come in.
To find out if our Groton dental implants are right for you, call our office so that we can arrange a convenient appointment for you.