Dental Implants are the most recent and advanced form in dentistry through which new teeth can be restored without damaging the adjacent teeth & feels absolutely natural.
A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means.
Implant reconstructive surgery is a highly specialized & skillful form of dentistry which combines all the elements of periodontics, prosthodontics & oral surgery.
A dental implant is a small titanium metal post which serve as a substitute to natural tooth root, it is surgically implanted into the jaw bone after which a permanent stable artificial fixed tooth is made on it.
Titanium's special property of fusing to bone, called osseointegration (fusion or joining with bone), is the biological basis of dental implant success.
They act & feel just like natural teeth and overcome many disadvantages & challenges of dentures, bridges & other routine dental treatments.
Over the course of 30 years, the technology of implantology
Dentistry has evolved rapidly. Implants are nowadays made of durable materials like Titanium Alloys and are designed to hold for many years. It is expected today that success rates of implants over 10 years period are more than 90% to 95%.
There are many types of implant techniques depending upon the patients bone conditions & need implantologist can decide which will be best suitable, this techniques includes flap less or stitch less implantology, computer guided implantology surgeries, immediate placement and immediate loading, single piece implants & single stage surgery, teeth in an hour, all on four & all on six etc.
The advantages of implants includes: –
One important benefit of implants is that they prevent the resorption of bone and gum tissue from the area of the missing tooth, thus preventing premature aging
They never develop any kind of infection
They are absolutely painless and feels like a natural tooth.
It has been scientifically & statistically that dental implants are very safe effective & reliable, at the same time they provide physical value & immeasurable emotional benefit. Dental implants are hope and the only solutions for those who thought they had no alternatives.
Nowadays one can go for immediate implants which includes removal of bad tooth along with the placement of implant and the crown on the tooth [implant] in the same visit without any cut and stitches.