For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. Nowadays, dental implant is known as the preeminent replacement option for missing teeth. There is a now a wealth of evidence from studies and from clinical experience to show that dental implants are a safe and convenient way to replace lost teeth with natural-looking results.
What is dental implant?
Dental implant is modern dentistry achievement having success rate of up to 98%. Dental implants are titanium posts, which are highly compatible with the human body, are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. When the bone actually attaches itself directly to the implant, growing all around it and supporting it firmly, the prosthesis is mounted on implants. The success of dental implant has been proven in modern dentistry for the last 4 decades.
Dental implant is either an option or a preferred method of treatment to replace single tooth, multiple or all missing teeth.
- Implant-supported crown to replace single missing tooth
- Implant-supported bridge to replace multiple missing teeth
- Implant-supported denture to replace all missing teeth
Implant tooth structure
Implant tooth structure closely resembles natural tooth. In fact, dental implant success can be attributed to its structure mimicking that of natural teeth. When it comes to patient satisfaction, longevity and treatment success, dental implant ranks top. The root-like structure protects the the jawbone quality and density from deterioration over time. In addition, dental implant is designed to be independent of other existing teeth as every single natural tooth, which helps preserve adjacent teeth.
Implant tooth structure:
- Implant screw: small screw or cylinder made of titanium, highly biocompatible with human body, is surgically placed in the jawbone to replace natural tooth root
- Restoration: is mounted on the implant post after healing time to replace natural crown, restore the appearance and function.