Dental Implants are one of the methods used to replace missing teeth. A common Dental Implant is made up of 3 main components. The first is a screw that is placed inside the bone. The second is a connector that will connect the screw to the outside tooth. And the third is the Crown or tooth that sits on top of the connector.
In the case of having a tooth removed or naturally missing teeth. It is important to consider the option of Dental Implants. There are many negative consequences of missing teeth such as:
One of the benefits of Dental Implants compared to a Bridge is that it is an individual tooth. So if problems occur, it can be dealt with separately without causing damage or disruption to the adjacent teeth. On the other hand, in the case of a bridge the missing tooth is added by cementing the bridge onto the two adjacent teeth. This also involves cutting the adjacent teeth and problems with the bridge would involve not only the missing tooth but also the two adjacent teeth.
Dental Implants are suitable for most people of most ages. It is important to remember that you need to have enough bone in the region of implant for it to stay secure and strong. If there isn’t enough bone in the region there are options of grafting bone either on the day of the surgery or 3 months prior to implant placement.
Dental Implants are designed to last a life time however a large aspect of their longevity depends on the quality of home care, patients social habits e.g smoking routine check ups and a lack of delay in treatment time.