What is a Dental Implant
A dental implant is essentially a metal artificial tooth root that is inserted into a person’s jawbone surgically for allowing the dentist to place new teeth. This metal implant is allowed to merge with the jawbone over a period of few months through a process known as osseointegration. Dental implant primarily works as replacement for the root of the missing tooth and holds the bridge or replacement tooth.
Dentists use dental implants since it mimics natural tooth very closely and does not affect the adjoining teeth and offers great stability. Most of the dental implants present in the market today are titanium-based implants. The main reason for this is the fact that titanium allows the implants to fuse with jawbone without triggering any reaction in the body. Advancements in science and technology has ensured that the outcomes of dental implants have greatly improved, with a success rate nearing about 98%.
Dental implants also make it possible to place teeth in areas where only partial dentures would have been possible before like large spans of missing teeth.
Implant supported Denture- implants can be placed underneath a denture into the bone, those implants snap onto specialized attachments in the denture to prevent the dentures from moving and rocking back and forth, but can still be removed in order to clean.