A dental implant is the modern dental treatment used for replacing a missed or damaged teeth. It provides long-lasting and natural-looking tooth that becomes a part of the jaw bone to maintain its good health. Now there are 40 different types of dental implants available in the whole world and different people use methods and maintain healthy dental life because of it. There are numerous dentists available in any city now and these dentists are trained and specialized in various types of dental treatments. Based on your dental problem, you must pick the skilled dentist specialized in the required treatment.
There are two important parts in your teeth structure. The part that is visible in the mouth above the gum is called crown and the inner part of the teeth is called root. A dental implant is a root replacement treatment type. This treatment actually takes place in the bone jaw. A crown is placed on the damaged teeth that act a stand-alone tooth, functions and look like the natural teeth in your mouth.
The basic requirement of dental implant is the necessary quality and quantity of the jaw bone to carry the implant treatment. Also the teeth, gums closer to the infected teeth should be healthy and the adjacent teeth quality provides the natural look of the artificial teeth. Pontic is the name of the new tooth that is fixed in the dental implant treatment and this term is derived from the French term ‘pont’ that symbolizes bridge. The nearby teeth of the new tooth are known as an abutment which is like a bridge that spanning a lake or river to provide support on both sides.
You can’t determine by yourself whether the treatment is suitable for you or not. You must visit your dentist and take the complete dental checkup. The dentist will examine whether the bone volume, density in the place of the missing tooth has a certain bone level to support the dental implant. The success rate of dental implant treatment is high and various clinical studies have proved it. Even the result is successful in low bone density cases. Once integrated into your mouth, implant restorations last for the rest of your life.
The dental implant doesn’t require any additional care and maintenance. You need to brush and maintain it like your natural teeth. It will not decay or affected by root canal treatment. You should prevent gum disease using the regular flossing, brushing and another type of professional cleaning methods often. If you have bruxing or clenching habit then these habits cause overstress and results in gum diseases.
You should visit your dentist periodically to examine whether your implant is healthy and steady and can last for a long time. Dental implantation treatment supports numerous dental restorations options including Single tooth replacements, multiple tooth replacements, Over-dentures, Orthodontics, temporary bridgework and few others.
Normally dental surgeons or surgeons specialized in implant treatment will do dental implantation treatment. You must check whether the surgeons you prefer have intense knowledge and experience in dental implantation treatment.