How do dental implants work?

May 31, 2022 - toothbar - 0 comments Young Woman With Implanted Teeth Closeup
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For the past forty years, dental implants have been used successfully. Dental implants are made of titanium and placed skillfully by competent surgeons into the jawbone to support an artificial tooth.

Ask your dentist if dental implants are a viable option if you’re missing one or more teeth and don’t want a bridge or complete or partial dentures.

Dental implants are artificial teeth linked directly to the jawbone; they give a more natural tooth replacement than dentures.


Procedure for a Dental Implant

There are generally multiple processes involved in installing a dental implant. Your orthodontist will first surgically implant it into your titanium post.

As you recuperate, the implantation will osseointegrate, with your native jawbone, providing a solid basis for your tooth replacement.

The replacement teeth are then connected using a little connection called an abutment, which is put on top of the dental implant.

Connecting your replacement teeth or specially designed crowns to the socket is the last step, producing teeth that appear and operate like natural ones.


Common Types of Dental Implants

Your prosthodontist will pick from the various coating, connection, and size choices for each kind of dental implant.

1. Endosteal Implants

The endosteal dental implant is by far the most prominent type. In some instances, they may be used instead of a bridge or a detachable denture.

Endosteal implants in the screw, cylinder, and bladed forms are available. Your prosthodontist can help you decide which kind of dental implant is ideal. Endosteal implants are standard since they are safe, effective, and convenient.

2. Subperiosteal Implants

These implants are different from the endosteal because they are secured at the top of the bone behind the gums and not the jawbone itself.

The dentist places a metal frame under the gum and is used to secure the implant. Gum tissue heals around the frame to maintain it in place. Prosthetic teeth are held in place by poles that emerge from the gums.

The subperiosteal are rarely used today though, in the past, they were primarily used to hold dentures in place, especially for patients who presented with insufficient bone height.

3. Zygomatic Implants

The zygomatic implant is the least prevalent form of a dental implant. It’s the most challenging treatment and should only be performed if you have insufficient jawbone for an endosteal implant. Instead of the jawbone, the implant is inserted into the patient’s cheekbone.


Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the only option for replacing lost teeth that is both effective and long-lasting.

You’ll have teeth that feel and operate like natural teeth, and no one will be able to tell they aren’t yours. Brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist for exams and cleanings will all be part of your oral hygiene routine.


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Contact us to learn more about dental implants. Toothbar is the right place to seek dental assistance because you will find a soothing and comfortable environment and, more so, qualified and experienced dentists.

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