It's quite possible that you may already know people who have undergone dental implant treatment and hopefully they have a positive experience. Dental implants can be very good for replacing missing teeth and this treatment is quickly becoming the gold standard for dealing with teeth loss. Despite this, how much do you know about the treatment and what to expect? Let's find out more here about dental implants.
What Is a Dental Implant in How Does It Work?
A dental implant is actually quite simple, generally consisting of three separate sections which include post-implant or a screw inserted into your jaw bone, an abutment attached to the post-implant or screw which protrudes above your gum line, and the final dental restorations will cover up the abutment.
The idea behind using screws or posts is that it will bond with your jaw during a process called Osseointegration. This is where new bone cells start growing on the specially treated implant post, eventually holding the post firmly in place so it can not move even a fraction. This bonding process helps to ensure the implant posts are strong enough to hold a replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to support implant crowns, bridges or complete dentures.
Why Dental Implant Treatment Is Often Better Than Other Alternatives?
One of the reasons why the implant treatment could be better than the other alternatives is due to the way post artificial implant replaces the tooth root. The root of your natural teeth is important for good dental health. Every time you bite down teeth, the sensation is transmitted through the crown or parts that you can see in your mouth, right down through the roots of the teeth and out into the surrounding bone.