People who lose their teeth suffer from a number of challenges in their daily life. They are unable to enjoy the foods they like, it can be difficult to speak, and they may see changes in the shape of their face. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology are changing the way people live. With dental implants, you can get life-like replacement teeth that are permanently fixed allowing you to eat, drink and smile just like you did before losing your teeth.
A dental implant is a screw fixture made using titanium. It is surgically placed in the jaw bone where it acts as an artificial root for your replacement tooth. Implants are said to be permanent and fixed because the titanium fixture biologically integrates with your jawbone and becomes a part of your mouth. Then a tooth replacement such as a crown, bridge or denture can be placed over the implant to give you a fixed set of artificial teeth.
The procedure of placing dental implants in the mouth involves making an incision into the jawbone to place the implant. Artificial teeth can be placed over the site once the area has healed and the implant has fused to the bone via the process of osseointegration. This also means that a person needs to have enough jawbone density in order to support traditional dental implants, which are also known as endosteal implants. At Greenwich Smiles, we also offer subperiosteal implants, which are specially designed for people who do not possess enough jawbone density to support endosteal implants.
Get life-like tooth replacement options with the perfect combination of high-quality dental implants and state-of-the-art restorations that mimic real teeth. Contact the office of Greenwich Smiles for a consultation today. Please give us a call at (203) 542-9333 to make an appointment. Our office is located at 2 Benedict Place, Greenwich, CT 06830.