Dental implants substitute natural teeth that are missing for natural-looking, natural-feeling titanium teeth.
Loss of tooth may cause a link of problems:
1) As foods become difficult to chew it can negatively reflect on your diet.
2) The fact that your remaining teeth are obliged to do additional work instead of the missing teeth, they can end up misshapen or even damaged.
3) Your jawbone may get smaller or decline, this process is also called resorption).
4) Your smile is in danger too.
Patients can select among two types of implants position:
1. implants sited under the gums on top of the jawbone;
2. implants ingrained into the jawbone.
Because implants "imitate" natural teeth, they permit the patient to live the same way as before the tooth loss. He is able to eat the same food again without a risk of resorption.
Patients are intitled to alter any type of implantant:
1) The most similar to its original shape are root form implants, they are slotted directly into cut in the bone, and the bone and the gums grow around the root form approximately about half a year.
2) When the resorption is already shrunk the jawbone, so it is pretty contracted for root form implants, patients choose bone grafting.
Here the missing bone is crammed with:
a) The patient's own bone (autografts);
b) The bone of a human donor (allografts);
c) Animal bone (xenografts);
d) Synthetic material that imitate natural bone (alloplastic grafts).
3) In case the jaw is too narrow for both root form and bone grafting implants, plate form implants are applied. The dentist will insert the plate form into the jawbone and stitch the gums around the implant.
4) Subperiosteal implants are the highly developed jawbone resorption, which takes a seat under the gums on the top of the jawbone.