What is a dental implant?
Missing teeth cause problems both in terms of health and cosmetics. The advancing technology has also helped dentistry in innovating new treatments. Dental implant treatment has been developed as an alternative to traditionally used bridges and prostheses. Dental implants are made of titanium cylinders surgically installed in the jawbone, underneath the gums, where there are missing teeth. The dental implant works as a substitute for the root of a missing tooth. The closest thing to imitating a natural tooth is having a dental implant merged to the jawbone because it stands alone without affecting the nearby teeth and has excellent stability.
What are the types of dental implants?
There have been two distinct types of dental implants historically: Subperiosteal and endosteal.
Endosteal implants: The most commonly installed implants are surgically implanted straight into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has recovered, it will require a second surgery to attach a post to the original implant. As a final step, an artificial tooth is attached or grouped on a bridge or a denture.
Subperiosteal implants: These kinds of implants are used for patients suffering from insufficient healthy bone. A metal frame is applied onto the jawbone below the gum tissue. As the gums recover, the frame is set to the jawbone.
Dental Implant Removal
Can dental implants be removed? Of course. In case of a failed procedure, the patient should get a dental specialist to remove an implant.
There are many possible reasons for the failure, but there are two main categories: early and late faults.
An early failure happens soon after the implant placement (within the first few months) for numerous reasons. The reasons can be listed as infections, a failed period of osseointegration, or too much action happening during the healing process, and the implant has not fused into the jawbone.
A late failure can happen anytime. It might have failed due to infection, too much force, or just loosening the implant, which is also easy to remove. Probably you would go under anaesthesia, and the specialist would use their tools to remove the crown, remove the abutment, and finally remove the implant. Removal of the implant can cause pain, but it won’t last long.
Who can prefer implant treatment?
In overall, dental implants may be right for you if you:
Implant treatment is applied to individuals over the age of 18 who have completed chin and face development. Before the treatment, the suitability of the jaw structure for the implant is determined by X-rays. Before treatment in diabetic patients, the disease should be in order. In those who use blood thinners, the drugs are discontinued before treatment. Those with osteoporosis can receive implant treatment after receiving appropriate treatment.
Like any other surgery, dental implants present some risks, although these risks are small and reversible, they can still appear. These risks include dental infections at the implant area, injuries or damages, nerve damage, which can easily cause pain or numbness on your mouth, and sinus problems.
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