Should You Get Dental Implants?
If you are already missing one or more teeth, then you should consider replacing them with dental implants. Generally, patients wait too long to get treated leading to more complex and expensive treatments.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A “dental implant” is in fact a system made up of several components. A dental implant system can look very different depending on the number of missing teeth and where they are located in the mouth, but ultimately, they all consist of a prosthesis and one or more implants. The implant is what we call the artificial tooth root which looks like a small metal screw. The prosthesis is an artificial tooth or set of teeth and commonly consists of a crown/bridge/denture and one or more abutments.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
First, one or more implants are placed into your jawbone. Thereafter, an abutment is normally screwed into each of the implants. And finally, a crown, bridge, or denture is fitted on top of the abutments, connecting the implants to the prosthesis. However, the exact procedure depends on your indication, condition, and the chosen protocol. For example, some patients need a bone graft prior to implant placement to increase their bone volume to ensure good implant support.