How Do Dental Implants Work?

A tooth implant can bring beauty and life back into a gapped smile. It not only keeps the rest of your teeth in the right place but also restores your ability to chew without any hassle. If you are looking for tooth restoration that feels, looks and functions the same as your natural teeth, then dental implants may be the practical and cosmetic solution for you.

What Is the Procedure?

The actual dental tooth implant is a sturdy, small, ceramic zirconia or titanium post which acts like the natural tooth root structure. The dental implant placement is performed in either the lower or the upper jaw. After you allow it for several weeks for healing, this implant usually fuses with the bone and it is then supported by the gum tissue hence creating a strong anchor.

Ideally, the procedure of a dental implant involves several steps. In the first step, the dentist will surgically plant the titanium into the jawbone. As you continue to heal, this implant will fuse or osseointegrate with the natural jawbone and thus it will create a strong foundation for your teeth replacement.

After that, a small connecter which is called an abutment is then placed on the dental implant top to connect the replacement teeth. The last procedure is to attach the custom-made crowns or replacement teeth to the abutment, which result in teeth that function and look like the original one.

Preparing for dental implants

If you have loose or missing teeth, then you need to consult your dentist before you begin the procedure of getting dental implants. Some patients require bone graft for them to increase bone mass on their jaws hence they need to first undergo bone graft surgery. Also, if the patient has a weak immune system, then the dentist needs to put them on antibiotics before starting the procedure.

What Types of Implants Are Available?

There are 2 types of dental implants. The first one’s Endosteal implants and it is the most commonly used one. It involves dental implants that are shaped like small screws placed on the jawbone. The next available implant is Subperiosteal implants. It is placed on or above the jawbone or under the gum. These type of implants are perfect for individuals with shallow jawbones and does not want to undergo bone rebuilding procedures.

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