Dental implants are quite simple, generally consists of three distinct parts which comprise a screw or implant post that is inserted into your jaw, an abutment that is attached to the implant post or screw, and points just above your gum line, and the final restoration of teeth covering the stop.
The idea behind using a screw or post is that it will stick with your jaw during a process called osseointegration. This is where new bone cells begin to develop in the specially treated dental transplant post, possibly maintain the post firmly in place so it can not move even a fraction.
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This binding process ensures the implant position is strong enough to hold a replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to support crown implants, bridges, or full dentures.
Why is Dental Implantology often better than other alternatives?
One of the reasons for an implant treatment may be better than other alternatives is because of the way the position artificially implants replaces the tooth root.
Every time you bite on a tooth, the sensation is conveyed by the top of the tooth or the section you can see in the mouth, right down into the root of the tooth and outside the bone surrounding it. This has the result of stimulating the bone so that the old bone cells are constantly replaced.
Once the root of the natural tooth is removed, this does not happen and the old bone cells are not replaced and the jawbone begins to gradually subside.