When a tooth is lost, a dental implant can be used to replace it. This is accomplished by inserting a titanium post into the jawbone below the gum line, where it will eventually fuse with the bone. Bone is stimulated and preserved as the root of a lost tooth is replaced. Bridges and fixed dentures are both viable options for supporting a restoration, which normally consists of a single crown. Since dental implants, when taken care of properly, have the potential to last a lifetime, we advocate them as the best option for permanently replacing missing teeth. Because of all their advantages, dental implants have quickly become the standard in tooth replacement.
There are three main categories of dental implant.
When only one tooth needs to be replaced, a dental implant can do the job.
It is normal practice to use a dental implant, which consists of a post and a crown, to replace a single lost tooth. After a dental implant specialist determines that a patient is a good candidate for the operation, a personalized treatment plan is developed. The surgically guided technology used to implant the post within the jawbone makes the surgery completely painless.
Post fusion with bone usually occurs after 3–4 months of recovery. After the wound is completely healed, an entirely new crown will be placed on the post, and an abutment will be used to link the two. The end result will be a fresh tooth which seems and feels just like the rest of your teeth. When two or more teeth are missing that are not next to one another, single-tooth dental implants are the ideal solution. If several teeth are missing in close proximity to one another, however, it may be more economical to use a different kind of implant.
To replace many teeth, consider a bridge that is secured to implants.
When several teeth are missing in close proximity to one another, a dental implant-supported bridge can fill the gap. An artificial tooth is maintained in place by a pair of crowns on both sides of the space. The bridge is attached to dental implants in the same way as a single tooth implant would be.
However, the implants cannot be placed in the central teeth. A dental implant bridge can replace several teeth that are lost without the need to replace them individually. However, bone loss will occur since not every tooth can be implanted.
Get an implant-retained denture if you need to replace all of your teeth.
Those lacking most or all of their teeth in one dental arch may benefit from an implant-retained dentures. Dental implants are a removable prosthetic device that mimics the appearance of natural teeth by replacing the upper or lower arch. Traditional dentures have to be removed constantly, which can be extremely annoying.
Dentures can be fixed in place with dental implants. While the patient heals, a specialist places four implants strategically along the arch and adjusts the existing denture to suit. After the implants have healed, a new denture that is tailored to the patient’s face can be attached to them. People with extensive tooth loss may be able to regain their smile and self-esteem with the help of this technique. The success of a dental implant procedure, however, depends on first establishing that a patient is an ideal match for implants.