A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.
Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants. In other words, virtually all dental implants placed in the 21st century appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a "root-form") and are placed within the bone (end- being the Greek prefix for "in" and osseous referring to "bone").
Prior to the advent of root-form endosseous implants, most implants were either blade endosseous implants, in that the shape of the metal piece placed within the bone resembled a flat blade, or subperiosteal implants, in which a framework was constructed to lie upon and was attached with screws to the exposed bone of the jaws. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns,bridges or dentures.
- MINIMIZES oral bone loss
- REDUCES compromise to adjacent healthy teeth
- PRESERVES natural facial contours and appearance
- RESTORES oral function in a manner that most closely resembles natural teeth
Advantages Of Dental Implant Therapy
- Dental Implants are made with materials well accepted by the body
- Sons forms a natural mechanical bond with the dental Implants
- Dental implants provide a base for your dentist to build your replacement tooth or teeth