Dental implants are artificial roots that are implanted in the maxillary or mandibular bone, creating a strong foundation on which it can be perform single-tooth restorations, partial or full dentures, and work exactly like our natural teeth.
The Success Of Dental Implants
A dental implant replaces the root part of the tooth. Made of titanium, it is inserted into the jawbone during a surgical procedure. The new “root” will then integrate with the surrounding bone and provide support for a new crown (to replace one missing tooth) or set of prosthetic (false) teeth. Success of dental implants rests primarily on the special surface characteristics of titanium that allow bone to integrate with it, and with technological improvements over the years that have reduced healing time.
What do dental implants offer?
Many people who have lost teeth find difficult to duplicate the function and aesthetics with dentures. Today dental implants provide a solution that is closer to the recovery of natural teeth, whether you have total dentures or partial bridges, dental implants may be an option and a favorable change in the general condition of your mouth.
What are the main components in dental implants?
Implants are not an option for everyone, they are placed by oral surgery and the patient must be in good health, have healthy gums and the bone in adequate support conditions for placement of dental implants, although at present it can be implant a synthetic bone.
What is required for implant placement?
It requires certain visits to complete this treatment. First surgery is performed, it can take a couple of hours’ maximum and from three to six months will be the time required to allow the bone to grow around the implant and solidify in position. Some implants require an additional surgery in which a post is placed over the implant and through the gum. This gum will have to heal for a couple of weeks and that’s when the next phase starts. This phase is the final restoration and is to adjust the prosthesis or artificial tooth over the post. This procedure is highly accurate and can carry up to one month to complete.