What are Standard Dental Implants?
A dental implant is really a very simple titanium cylinder, which is designed to be placed into the bone of the jaw and to allow for the attachment of a (prosthetic) tooth at the top. Implants are made of Medical grade Titanium or Titanium Alloy. The implants come in steril packaging and are placed in a small hole in the bone which has been prepared as part of the implant placement procedure. The bone will fuse to the implant over a short period of time in a process referred to as “Osseo-integration”. Once the process is successfully completed (3 to 6 months) the implant is permanently in place and is ready for restorative dentistry.
Types of Implant
- Single Tooth Replacement
- Multiple Tooth Replacement
- Full Mouth Replacement
- Denture Stabilization
- Implant Supported Hader Bar
- Temporary implants can be used to help retain existing dentures in one visit.
Strong, durable, and natural in appearance, implants are among the most successful dental procedures performed. Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none has proven to be as functionally effective and esthetically natural as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.