A Dental Implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth (Dental Crown) is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
If one or more of your teeth are missing, whether it’s due to periodontal disease, injury or otherwise, there are a number of ways to replace them. An alternative to Dental Bridges or Dentures may be Dental Implants. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth. If you have good oral health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, Dental Implants might be right for you.
Planning for dental implants focuses on the general health condition of the patient, the local health condition of the mucous membranes, the jaws and the shape, size, and position of the bones of the jaws, adjacent and opposing teeth.
There are few health conditions that absolutely preclude placing implants although there are certain conditions that can increase the risk of failure. Those with poor oral hygiene, heavy smokers and diabetics are all at greater risk for a variant of gum disease that affects implants called peri-implantitis, increasing the chance of long-term failures.
Long-term steroid use, osteoporosis and other diseases that affect the bones can also increase the risk of early failure of implants. Our dental experts can assess the right option for you.
Call The DentalSPA at +97143952005 to arrange an appointment for a check-up and dental implants.