“A dental implant is an artificial tooth, that is, a “root” that is implanted into the bone to support a crown, denture or bridge.”
Not too long ago, the only cure for complete tooth loss was total mobile dentures. The people who wear them know best about the trouble they go through to keep them in their mouths and prevent them from falling out.
For manys patients, dental implants are still something completely foregein. A marvel of the technology they are staring at, but also a great reason for the optimism they provide to restore chewing function and a lost smile.
So what exactly is a dental implant?
As interpreted by the dental profession, a dental implant is an artificial tooth, that is, a “root” that is implanted into the bone to support a crown, denture, or bridge. It is made of titanium. It is fully biocompatible and can be osseointegrated in a bone.
„This is currently the best – if not the only, long – term tooth replacement option.“
But is it the ideal solution for you?
If you decide to install an dental implant, a through and complete dental examination must be performed. After that you get the „green light“ for implant placement, these are some of the benefits of dental implants.
High implantation success
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. When we talk about benefits of dental implants, the implant procedure is the option of replacing the tooth with the highest documented success rates. Clinical studies in the last 40 to 50 years have shown that implant placement has a success rate above 97%.
Implants look and act like natural teeth
When it comes to appearance and feel after implant placement, we can safely say that there is no difference between implants and natural teeth. They blend perfectly with the natural teeth in your mouth. If you are completely toothless, bring an optimal solution for chewing and aesthetics.
Implants make chewing easier
Given that implants make all kinds of prosthetics fixed, this allows you to enjoy your food and your natural feeling and safety while eating.
Implantation Prevents Resorption of Residual Bone Ridge
After loss of tooth, bone graft is inevitably worn (atrophied). The implatation of the implant into the toothless parts of the oral cavity prevents bone resorption. In additional to the function abtained, retains the aesthetics of the gums.
Implants are prevented from grinding the remaining healthy teeth
If you compensate for the loss of one or more teeth, so-called. Tooth bridges, the grinding of adjacent healthy teeth is inevitable.