Dental Implants are synthetic components placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants, anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone, act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases implants can be used for attaching dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. For a successful implant, a candidate must have proper bone density pus a strong immune system. Dental implants require very strict oral hygiene.Modern Implants are very well designed and mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. They are usually made of a synthetic material like metal or ceramic.
Surgery is necessary for preparation and placement of the implant in the patients mouth. Following the surgery, time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the implant. In some cases, a follow up procedure is needed, where metal posts are inserted into the implant to connect the tooth.
Since implants are a surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and possibly antibiotics, to stave off infection. As with any dental procedure, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure their longevity.
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