The dental implant is an artificial metal root made of high quality titanium surgically placed on the jawbone to support a tooth, a bridge, or even a denture.
This is an alternative way of restoring dental deficiencies, in order to avoid the grinding of adjacent teeth or denture placement (partial or complete).
WHEN IS AN IMPLANT PLACED?
A) If a tooth is lost between teeth, instead of grinding the adjacent teeth in order for a bridge to be made, an implant can be placed in the position where the tooth existed, and to restore the created gap.
B) In the event of extensive tooth loss, it is possible to place a small number of implants which are capable of supporting stationary bridges and thus avoiding the partial movable denture.
C) In case of loss of a front tooth, the dental implant is the best aesthetic, but also the best functional solution.
D) Finally, in case there is a complete edentulism in the patients (complete lack of teeth), they are given the possibility of creating a stationary prosthetic work (bridge) which rests on them. The implants can also be placed in the jaw to increase the support and restraint of the whole dentures (false teeth).
After the required clinical and radiographic testing (dental scan and CAT scan) to evaluate the quality and quantity of the bone, the implant is placed in the dental practice, under local anesthesia. The implant then remains in the bone until it is integrated into the bone (at least 3 months). After the required time has elapsed, the implant is revealed and a gum forming screw is placed. The next step is the construction of a crown (cap) by the dental technician, which is adhered onto the implant with special accessories.
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