What Are Dental Implants?
A tooth consists of a crown (area that is seen above gums) and a root (an invisible part under the gums and inside the jaw). To be more specific, the root is the element which holds the tooth in its place.
When a patient loses a tooth there is a need to restore or replace it. Dental implants were created precisely for this cause. Implant holding a dental prosthesis is shaped as a natural root.
Implant is a metal screw placed inside the jaw precisely where the tooth used to be.
Implants are commonly used to replace lost teeth. Naturally, implant becomes a steady foundation for a prosthetic tooth crown. Implants can be restored with separate crowns or can be joined together with a bridge or may have intermediate elements – there is no necessity to screw into your jaw as many implants as lost teeth. Implants are inserted in jaws under local anaesthesia.
Implants are made of titanium – a material which is routinely used in surgery for its superior toleration of human body. Implants are very likely to integrate with bone since they are approbated and passed through numerous tests. Patients taking diligent care of their new teeth should be satisfied through their entire lifetime.