More and more patients are realizing the advantages of having their missing teeth replaced by implants, which look and feel extremely natural. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth and can often be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth on the same day.
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and it is commonly screw or cylinder shaped. It is placed into a socket that has been carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth and is either screwed or tapped into position depending on its shape.
The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This stabilizes the implant and over time it’s steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.