Implants accommodate the replacement of a tooth when it has extreme decay or in case of tooth loss.
What are Dental Implants? How is a dental implant procedure done? What types of dental implants are there and how can you know which type suits your case best? Dental implants are manufactured structures that a dental surgeon embeds into a patient’s jawbone. A dental implant replaces a lost tooth. Using devices similar to screws, the surgeon embeds an implant into a patient’s jawbone, and it acts as a grip for the false tooth (crown). An abutment joins the false tooth with the dental implant. The crown is designed to fit the patient’s mouth and go with the color of the teeth. Crowns appear, feel, and function like natural teeth. Implants are recommended more compared to dentures, which are detachable artificial teeth. Implants feel more natural and comfortable, have a better success rate, enhance chewing, decrease the possibility of having cavities and sensitivity in nearby teeth, and finally, there is no need to take them off and clean them every night. However, not everyone can get dental implants. A patient’s jaw structure and bones in general have to be healthy in order for the dental implants to be successful as the dental implant devices should be able to bond with the jawbone.