What is a dental implant? Every tooth in your mouth has two primary parts – one visible and one hidden. The visible part is the crown is the white enamel-covered block which you commonly call your tooth. But an equally important part of a tooth is its “root” is the portion of the tooth under the surface of your gums, which supports and connects the tooth into the bone within your jaw.
A dental implant replaces the root with an artificial device, usually made of titanium. This fusion-induced stability (ankylosis) allows the crown (the visible part) to later be placed on the dental implant, looking and functioning almost identically to a natural tooth.
Dental implants are essentially free-standing artificial ‘tooth roots’ made from the exceptionally strong, lightweight, non-corrosive, and biologically inert metal titanium. The procedure involved in inserting dental implants is fairly simple. The gum tissue or residual tooth socket is cleared of the old failing, unstable or broken down tooth root, if it still remains. Then, the titanium dental implant is inserted by a surgeon into surgically prepared socket in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. Over the next few months, it will “fuse” or biologically bond with the underlying bone tissue. Once osseointegration has successfully taken place, a prosthodontist affixes the permanent tooth crown or a final bridge onto the dental implant. This component is crafted from extremely durable ceramics and resin materials so that it is able to function like a natural healthy tooth or teeth while eating, speaking and smiling! The placement of dental implants not only leaves you with a fully restored and functional bite, but stunning oral aesthetics that will make you smile again!
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