IMPLANT

Introduction:

An implant in dental is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jawbone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. Titanium is a strong and durable metal that has been used in various medical applications for many years.

The titanium root is placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over a period of several months. This process materials that are compatible with the human body. Titanium is a metal that is used in many artificial joints and other implants because it is strong and does not cause rejection by the body.

Types of Implants:

There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal.

1. Endosteal Implants are the most common type of implants. They are placed directly into the jawbone and fuse with the bone over time. These implants are usually made of titanium or another metal.

2. Subperiosteal Implants are placed under the gum but on or above the jawbone. They are usually used for people who do not have enough healthy jawbone to support an endosteal implant or for people who cannot or do not want to undergo a bone graft.

Dental implants may be used to support a single tooth, several teeth, or a dental prosthesis such as a denture or bridge.

Single tooth dental implants, also called tooth root implants, are used to support a single tooth. They are usually made of titanium and are placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. The implant fuses with the bone over time and a replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the implant.

Multiple tooth implants are used to support a bridge or denture. These implants are usually made of titanium and are placed in the jawbone where the teeth are missing. The implants fuse with the bone over time and the replacement teeth (bridge or denture) are placed on top of the implants.

Side effects and risks:

Dental implants are safe and effective. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks and side effects associated with dental implants.

Risks and side effects associated with dental implants include:

  • Infection at the implant site
  • Nerve damage
  • Sinus problems
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Bone loss
  • Failure of the implant
  • Rejection of the implant
  • Allergic reaction to the materials used in the implant
  • Risks and side effects are rare. Most people who have dental implants experience no problems.

Conclusion:

Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are strong and durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants can improve the appearance of your smile and make it easier to eat and speak.