What is a dental implant?
An implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Created from titanium or another biocompatible material, the implant replaces the missing tooth root and forms a strong bond with the bone structure. Once your bone and gum tissues have healed, we place an implant restoration on top of the implant post. This replaces the crown of the tooth, or the portion visible above the gum line. Your custom-made implant restoration may be a dental crown, a complete or partial denture, or a dental bridge. Dr. Michael J. Groover will help you choose a restoration based on which teeth are missing and other specific dental needs. Once your dental implant is complete, it can last a lifetime.
Do I need a dental implant?
Our dentist at Groover Family Dentistry may recommend an implant if you have lost one or more teeth to decay, advanced periodontal disease, trauma, or other factors. Implants are often favored because they function, feel, and look like your natural teeth, and they do not require any adjustments to the neighboring healthy teeth. If you believe dental implants in Savannah, Georgia, may be the right choice for restoring your smile, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office today. We are eager to return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.