Dental implants are a new-age solution to patients who suffer from tooth loss. They are Titanium implants that look just like natural teeth. A dental implant will provide a secure root to structure a tooth around it. It is just like replacing a tooth with its root. The anatomy of a dental implant with include:
- The root. This will be in the form of a Titanium screw. We choose this metal due to its durability.
- The abutment. This will connect the root with the implant.
- The Restorative crown. This will serve as the outer teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants will help to preserve the function and aesthetics of the teeth. When patients suffer from tooth loss, it can result in lack of confidence leading to a sudden decline in self-esteem. Tooth loss can also result in unusual spacing between the teeth. Dental implants can certainly curb the problem of space and gaps between teeth. They will provide structural support to the tooth ensuring that the teeth remain fixed and firm inside the gums. Dental implants will help to mimic teeth making it appear and feel natural and real.
What are the different types of dental implants available today?
Innovations in dentistry offer patients with several types of dental implants today. Here are a few.
These implants are anchored inside the gums with the help of four screws, unlike the traditional implants that use only one. It will result in faster recovery. These implants are used to replace missing teeth in the lower jawbone.
These implants use six screws to anchor the implant down the jawbone. Providing extra stability and durability, these implants are built to last. They are engineered to serve tooth replacements for the upper jawbone.
Zirconia implants are metal-free dental implants. Their natural properties will help to blend into the tissues of the teeth much faster than other implants. Being metal-free, they will not cause any side-effects. Their natural looking feature will provide better appearance along with regaining the teeth’s natural form and aesthetics.
What is the procedure for getting dental implants?
The procedure to insert a dental implant involves the following:
- The first step involves a careful plan to optimize where the implants must be inserted.
- Once it is decided the area around the point where the implant has to be inserted will be numbed.
- The implant then gets inserted.
- An optimal amount of time must be given for the gums to heal around the implant.
- During this period, a temporary restoration shall be placed above it.
- Once it is healed, the connector otherwise known as the abutment will be placed over the implant.
- The dentist will now place the restoration above the abutment.