An implant is a titanium “root” which can be placed into the jawbone. Once integrated with your bone, the implant can be used to support a crown, a bridge, or secure a complete denture. Dental implants may be used to eliminate partial plates and dentures.
Implants have been used successfully for over thirty years, and have a high success rate, and function and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants are now the standard of care for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implant treatment represents a slightly greater investment than conventional treatment; however, the benefits of implant therapy for most patients outweigh the minor additional cost involved.
Ideal candidates for dental implants are those who have a good oral and general health. Having an adequate bone in the jaw usually guarantees a great result for the success of the teeth replacement. This is because of the great support of the adequate jawbone to the implant. Also, it would be best that patients must have healthy gum tissues, which are free from periodontal disease.
Dental implants are known to be intimately attached to the patient’s gin tissues as well as underlying jawbone. In order to do this, strategically designed implant placement procedures are generally involved. Periodontists are often the expert in the field, which can do the process as they specialize in these areas. They generally have the right facilities, knowledge and training when it comes to dental implant procedures. After your treatment, it is expected for them to work hand on hand with their patient’s dentist to give them close supervision on their dental care.