What are the dental implants and why do they matter in medicine? The term refers to a structure that may replace a missing tooth. A dental surgery is required to do that. The healthcare professional has to input an implant into the jawbone to make it look and act as an artificial tooth. They are called crowns. The idea is that the special device connects the new tooth to the implant. A professional should help to find a suitable replacement based on the patient’s color and peculiarities.
The dental implants have such pros as natural appearance, comfort, high success rate, and improved chewing functionality. That is not the full list of reasons to choose dental implants over dentures. Implants, especially of the endosteal material, also guarantee quality maintenance and support of the bone. They don’t have to be removed and cleaned every 24 hours. The dental implants guarantee reduced threat of cavities in neighboring teeth. Finally, they lead to minimized sensitivity in nearby teeth, causing almost no discomfort.
Initially, two types of dental implants exist. The first one is known as endosteal implants. The second group is made of subperiosteal. The first category means the one located in the bone, while the second category of implants is the one that is placed on top of the jawbone (under the gum tissue). The second type of dental implants are no longer used nowadays. This is explained and justified by the numerous studies that showed low efficiency of such treatment.