Tooth Implants Benefits and Types
If you have loose, ill-fitted, broken or missing teeth Tooth Implants are a boon. Tooth Implants are used extensively to fix a tooth that is missing and dentures, as well as an entire row of teeth that are missing.
The Tooth Implant is permanent tooth replacement that feels and looks as natural teeth. Alongside giving you a stunning smile, the replacement teeth also let you take your food in a healthy way and improve your life quality dramatically.
A brief OverviewA Tooth Implant is a artificial tooth root drilled into the jaw bone to provide the artificial tooth. Two or more implants can be used to restore an entire set of teeth.
The titanium implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where one tooth or tooth or set of teeth is missing. The implanted tooth is covered by a false tooth (or an array of false teeth) that appears natural. The titanium root is used as an anchor to replacement teeth and also provides support for a variety of dental restorations such as bridges, crowns, or dentures.
Different kinds of dental implantation
A wide variety of cosmetic dentistry, Tooth Implants are divided into 3 types: Endosteal Implant the Implants with a Plate Implant and Subperiosteal Implant.
- Endosteal Tooth Implant: Also called ‘Root Form’ this cylindrical or screw type implant is designed to resemble the root of a tooth and placed in the jawbone to create an ideal base for a single, a few or a complete arch of artificial teeth. This kind of Dental Implantation can only be used if there is sufficient jawbone width and depth. The root form implants look similar to the original tooth and are the most popular of all kinds of Tooth Implants. Endosteal implants may require a healing time of 3 to 6 months.
- Plate Form Implant: These are usually used in cases where the jawbone is too small for bone grafting. This kind of implant is thin and flat so that it fits in the jawbone. A dental surgeon places the plate carefully and stitches the wounds numerous stitches. The crown is then attached to your implant once it has healed. The healing process for a Plate Form implant can take as long as 6 months, similar to the Root Form.
- Subperiosteal Implant This kind of implant is suggested when the bone height or width for the Root Form and Plate Form implants is not enough. The implant is made to order and is placed on top of the jawbone, but beneath the gums.
You can put the Subperiosteal Implant in two ways
A CAT scan is required to determine the jawbone for the “single-surgery” method. Utilizing the information from the CAT scan along with the state of the art computer modeling techniques to create a 3D model of the jawbone is built. The computer-generated model is then used by a dental laboratory to create the custom-fit subperiosteal implant. The implant is surgically implanted by a dentist on the bone. The implant is attached to the implants using artificial teeth.
In the “dual surgery” procedure, the dentist will cut the gums and take an impression of the bone with specific materials. The gums are then sealed. The model is sent to the dental lab, where the Tooth Implant will be custom-made specifically for your jaw. Next, the dentist will cut the gums once more and insert the implant. The gums are secured with numerous stitches.
Tooth Implants: The Advantages
- Tooth Implants are designed to look and function like the natural teeth.
- They offer a long-lasting solution to tooth loss and last for a long time.
- Implants can even stop bone loss in the jaw.
- In contrast to dentures that don’t fit properly Implanted teeth permit you to smile and speak confidently, without worrying that your teeth might slide out of your mouth.
- Tooth Implants enable you to chew any food effortlessly and comfortably.