Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed underneath the gum line, letting the dentist fix a replacement tooth. The titanium posts are placed in and on the jawbone, which acts as artificial tooth roots. If anyone is missing teeth due to an injury, gum disease, or other dental problems, then this dental restoration option can help you to restore your smile.
What are the types of dental implants?
There are two types of dental implants.
Endosteal Implants: It is one of the most common types of dental implants. A small screw-like cylinder is surgically placed into the jawbone. This type of implant needs two appointments. In the first visit, the implant is placed into the jawbone, and until the next visit, the implant fuses with it. In the next appointment, the head of the implant is exposed, and abutment and restoration tooth are placed.
Subperiosteal Implants: Subperiosteal implants are placed on the jawbone. In this type of dental implant, the implant head is left exposed as during the same procedure; the restoration tooth is mounted as well. This procedure is more common over a shallow bone that cannot undergo a second procedure. Tooth implants might be different in height and size. The dentist will determine the right implant treatment for you.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
With dental implants, you can have better looks and even better speech: It is reported by certain dental implant users that they have improved speech and improved looks after getting them. Dental implants also fit quite comfortably and painlessly.
Dental implants are convenient and durable: Dental implants can help make your life easier. There is no use of any messy adhesives to keep them in one place. You can enjoy your food with dental implants in your mouth without removing them, unlike other dental correction methods.
Almost anyone can get dental implants:If you have healthy gums and do not have any other oral issues, then you can easily opt for this treatment. Dental implants have over 98% success rate. If you have chronic diseases or are a heavy smoker or are suffering from heart disease, then you should see a dentist first and determine if you are right for the treatment.
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