The Truth about Dental Implants
In the past, dentists would try to keep or replace teeth with treatments such as root canals, bridges, and fixed or removable dentures. Unfortunately, a large number of root canal treated teeth fail, bridges require that healthy adjacent teeth are cut down and removable dentures can often be unstable and require the use of sticky adhesives.
Single-tooth implants can be used on people who have lost one or more teeth. The dental implant is surgically placed in the opening created by your dentist in the jawbone. After the implant integrates to your bone, it acts as the "root" for the crown that will replace the missing teeth.
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What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is one option for replacing teeth. Implants are manufactured devices that are placed on the operation of the upper or lower jaw, where they function as an anchor for the replacement tooth. The implants are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body.
Dental implant-restored consists of several parts.
The implants, made of titanium, are placed in the upper or lower jaw bone.
The abutment can be made of titanium, gold or porcelain. It is attached to the implant with a screw. This section connects the implant to the crown. Restoration is a crown, usually made of porcelain fusion of metal alloy, but it can also be a crown of all-metal or all-porcelain.
What Happens During Dental Implant Procedure?
Treatment generally is a three-part process that takes several months. Dentists can provide treatment, or you may be referred to a specialist – such as periodontics, a prosthodontist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon – for all or part of the treatment.