Dental Implants and Restoration Dentistry

by | Mar 7, 2018 | Dental

By definition, a dental implant is an artificial root made of zirconia or titanium. These materials, tolerated by the body, integrate perfectly with the patient’s jawbone. This allows the patient to put a dental crown in.

This type of Restoration Dentistry is intended to replace missing teeth. In this sense, dental implants are a real revolution in the world of dental surgery because they present an effective and long-lasting solution, compared to conventional prostheses. The dental team should have extensive expertise in implantology, which enables their clinic to offer quality, sustainable treatments that fit perfectly.

Dental implantation

A dental implant, which is designed to replace the root of the tooth, is a small cylinder that acts as a solid support on which the replacement tooth will rest. Its implementation is done under local anesthesia. The dentist performs microsurgery to insert the implant, under the gum, into the jawbone.

The process of integration into the jawbone, called osseointegration, is spread over several weeks. When the site where the implant is placed is well-healed, and when the implant is well integrated with the bone, the dentist places a small pillar, on which the replacement tooth will sit. Therefore, implantation is a process that lasts several months, but it gives a result that will last several decades when the patient properly maintains his or her implants.

Why use dental implants?

Unlike traditional dental prostheses, this type of Restoration Dentistry can replace both the root and the crown, that is to say, the natural tooth in its entirety. The dental implant provides the same functions as a natural tooth. On the aesthetic or functional side, dental implants are the best options for replacing natural teeth and is a guarantee of better oral health.

Unlike bridges, dental implant placement allows people to keep the integrity of surrounding healthy teeth. In fact, laying a bridge requires the size of the surrounding healthy teeth to create enough space in the mouth. Implants do not require such intervention.

Dental implants perfectly mimic the natural roots of teeth. In this way, the jawbone continues to be stimulated and bone loss is not observed, as is the case with other replacement options (bridges and prostheses). Visit us for more details.

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