What Is Dental Implant?
The dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically inserted in the jaw bone. It replaces the root of the missing tooth and functions as a support for your new tooth (crown) or teeth (a row of crowns sometimes known as bridges). Dental implants can also be used as complete denture attachment or help in situations where all teeth are missing.
Despite its high predictability, the success of the dental implant in terms of integration (fusion) with your bone tissue is still not a success for all cases today. This is because not all patients are eligible for dental implant therapy. Some of the most common risk factors include serious medical problems, undue grinding of teeth, long-term healing medicines that cause low quantity and/or consistency of bone jaws.
However, if you are an ideal candidate and the procedure works well, you will experience a set of artificial teeth implants that most closely mimic natural teeth in terms of aesthetics and function (speech and chewing).