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What is a Dental Implant?

Dental Implants are replacements for the root or roots of a tooth, and are strategically positioned into the jawbone beneath your missing tooth. Once they have been positioned, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto the implant. They are extremely useful for people who have lost teeth, and are widely used. They have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

Being a replacement to your roots, dental implants fuse with your jawbone, and provide a stable support for artificial teeth. Dental Implants are typically made of titanium, which is the biological basis of an implant’s success, and are shaped like small screws.

There are two types of dental implants:

Endosteal Implants; they are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Once the gum has healed, a second surgery is conducted to connect a post to the implant after which a tooth is placed. They are the mostly commonly used type of implant.

Subperiosteal Implants; these consist of a metal frame which is fitted onto the jawbone. As the gums heal, the post becomes attached to the jawbone, and posts which are attached to it protrude through the gums. Artificial teeth are further mounted on to the posts.

Implants are one of the most common methods of teeth replacement, but they also require surgical precision. Feel free to contact us, we at Jehangir Oracare Dental Center are here to provide you with the best treatment!