A metal post is used to replace a tooth’s roots through the process of implant surgery. To optimally support a dental prosthesis, the implant is carefully positioned into the jawbone. When the post is in place, a process known as osseointegration causes the post to become a part of the bone, and the region is then allowed to heal.
As a result, you have a “built-in” support system for your tailored prosthesis, and dental implants are a highly successful therapy for those who are toothless.
Technology and surgical advancements in dental implants have made this procedure exceptionally effective with little discomfort or downtime. Each element of a dental implant supports the long-term effectiveness of this innovative procedure.
Surgically implanted into the jawbone, the implant fixture is most often composed of titanium. The post is biocompatible and becomes a strong anchor by fusing with the surrounding bone and tissue. The post stimulates the jaw, promoting bone development and maintaining the shape of the face.
A dental prosthesis, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, is held in place by this component, which is a connecting piece that rests on top of the implant’s fixture. After the implant post has completely fused with the bone, abutments are inserted, which are created to order from ceramic, titanium, or zirconia.
A variety of replacement needs can be met with dental implants. Patients who have lost just one tooth are best served with porcelain crowns, which are designed to aesthetically match nearby teeth. If patients require the replacement of more than one tooth, bigger restorations like bridges and dentures (which can also have implant supported dentures) are often attached.
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