Dental implants are tooth roots that are replaced. Implants serve as a solid foundation for either fixed (permanent) or detachable replacement teeth that are custom-made to align with your natural teeth.
Why are dental implants the right approach for tooth replacement?
Dental implants are the closest thing to healthy, natural teeth you can get. They allow you to live your life the way you want to—confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, kissing, and enjoying all of your daily activities without having to worry about your teeth. Not all dental restorations are capable of achieving this.
Dentists typically recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth because the implanted tooth behaves almost identically to a natural tooth in terms of functionality and characteristics. According to studies, the implant restoration process has a success rate of more than 95%.
Furthermore, they are the only tooth replacement option that promotes bone growth and prevents bone loss. Getting dental implants immediately after losing a tooth aids in the prevention of bone loss at the site.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Improve Your Overall Life Quality
- Enhance Your Appearance
- Maintain Natural Healthy Teeth
- Boost Your Self-esteem and Confidence
- Faster Results
- Reduce Health Issues Associated with Missing Teeth
Three critical factors that determine the success of dental implants are dental implant sizes, dental implant coating, and connectors of dental implants.
Why is Dental Implant Coating Essential?
Your implants can have a variety of different coatings or surface treatments. While the actual implant will almost certainly be made of titanium, the outer surface may differ.
The implant can heal more quickly and become more vital than ever before by increasing the surface roughness. A porous surface promotes more significant bone contact than a machined titanium surface.
Dental implant coatings are available in the following varieties: A grit-blasted or acid-etched and roughened surface, a microgroove or plasma-sprayed titanium surface, a plasma-sprayed hydroxyapatite coating, or Zirconia are all possible surfaces. Zirconia, while a metal, is a transition metal. Unlike titanium and many other colored metals, it is typically very white and ceramic-like in appearance.
Dental Implant Abutment Connectors:
Dental implants are classified based on the type or shape of their heads. Then, the abutment and restoration must be screwed or attached to the implant head using one of the three major types of connectors listed below:
Internal hex connectors – These connectors have a hexagonal shape and are an opening in the head of a dental implant into which the abutment or restoration is screwed.
External hex connectors – These hexagonal connectors are located on the top of the dental implant’s head.
Internal octagon connectors – These octagonal-shaped connectors have an opening in the dental implant head into which the abutment or restoration is screwed.
Dental Implant Sizes
Your dentist identifies dental implants based on their size (platform). The size of the dental implants can influence where they are placed inside the mouth. However, because each case is unique, the size is determined by a person’s spacing and bone availability.
The diameter of standard platform implants ranges from 3.5 mm to 4.2 mm. They are typically located in the front of the mouth.
Wide platform implants – These implants, with diameters ranging from 4.5 mm to 6 mm, are typically used to replace molars in the back of the mouth.
Mini implants, also known as narrow implants, have a diameter ranging from 2 mm to 3.5 mm. They are used in people who do not have enough space between the roots of their teeth to accommodate a standard-sized implant. In addition, they are often used when a patient lacks sufficient bone density.
What are the factors that lead to tooth and dental implant failure?
Before your initial consultation, there may be a few things you want to know about dental implants.
Since function of dental implants is similar to natural teeth, they must be appropriately cared in the same manner as your natural teeth. Proper care for dental implants enables them to last for many decades; however, there are two leading causes of tooth loss and dental implant failure. They are as follows:
Bacteria & Stress
Bacteria cause tooth decay and gum disease (periodontitis) in teeth. While dental implants do not decay, they are susceptible to gum disease, also known as peri-implantitis. Furthermore, stress can lead to a slew of problems with one’s dental health. Abnormal forces applied to one’s teeth, or dental implants can result in tooth wear, bone loss, or even implant fracture. It is critical to visit your dental implant dentist regularly for follow-up checkups, just as you would your regular dentist.
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