What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is basically a screw or cylinder that is made of titanium material, which is placed or inserted into a bony socket within the jaw, to serve as a replacement root for the missing tooth. An abutment is fitted on the top side of the implant which then forms the outside link for the crown of the new replacement tooth.
To achieve healing, the surrounding bone will grow to join with the titanium palate of the implant (osseointegration) which takes between 3 to 6 months to achieve stability so much so that it can support one or even more teeth.
The dental implants will give you the confidence to be able to smile before people in case of loss of teeth following injury or accident or even loss of teeth that is caused by old age. Teeth lost because of decay, gum disease or any causative trauma for that matter can be replaced with dental implants. The dental implants can be put to replace a single tooth or the entire set of teeth and will serve as a perfect alternative in terms of look, functionality as well as strength as the natural teeth.
Usage of Dental Implants.
Dental implants will replace a single tooth by inserting a crown to the implant or placing a small bridge to replace multiple teeth. This can be achieved within a day therefore the patient will be able to leave on that same day with fully restored teeth awaiting healing.
Implant retained dentures on the other hand are a result of loose and sometimes unstable dentures. The effects of this kind of problem are occasional pain and discomfort, and trouble chewing and embarrassment over this kind of teeth is a common issue with denture wearers. With the help of dental implants, the stability of dentures can be restored, preventing them from sliding off. This can be done at an affordable rate with as much as two implants to restore fully reliable teeth.
For patients who may have been diagnosed previously to lacking bone in the jaw and are therefore unable to have dental implants, there is hope for you. Zygomatic implants which will protrude into either the cheekbone or the Zygomatic bone with the help of zygoma fixtures and can be achieved within a day as well.
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