Dental implants have many benefits including restoring your smile and bite, which means that eating is much more comfortable and not as difficult. In addition to this, implants can preserve your jawbone and face.
The Root Form Method for Dental Implants
The most common and traditional form of dental implants are called a Root Form dental implant. A fixture is implanted directly into the jawbone, in the place of a tooth root that has fallen out naturally or been removed.
The jawbone must have enough density and width to support the implant, or other techniques must be used, either to boost the size and strength of the jawbone or to attach a dental implant in a different way. Click here.
Not all UK dentists are qualified to perform the procedure to install a dental implant. Dentists must have special training to safely and correctly surgically embed the implant. Root form implants, also known as an Endosteal Implant, require a small and simple surgery to install a titanium screw like implant. The gum is cut slightly to allow the screw to attach directly to the jawbone. For more information on dental implants, visit this website.
A natural process known as osseo-integration allows the bone to fuse with the screw during the healing process, creating a highly stable and very strong foundation to anchor almost any kind of dental appliance. By creating a strong replacement tooth root with dental implants, any appliance can have the stability and attachment of a natural tooth.
The Risks of Breaking a Dental Implant
Dental implants are made from titanium, almost as strong as steel, are able to hold up to high amounts of pressure and daily use for biting and chewing. See: Implant Complications.
Patients usually have no problems with using their dental implants as they would normal teeth, and rarely even remember they have an implant. However, special care does need to be taken during the healing process to avoid shifting the implant and doing damage. Why people get implants.
When the dental implant is first installed by a knowledgeable UK cosmetic dentist, the implant needs time to fully bond with the bone. It’s recommended that the patient take extra care not to bite hard down onto the implant during this time, as the implant could shift and damage the bone and gums.
Optimally only one tooth replacement is supported by each dental implant, but if the dentist has opted to add more than one to a single implant, extra care will always be need to avoid cracking the dental appliance away from the implant.
As long as care is taken during the first few months when the implant is at its most vulnerable, patients should be able to use their new dental appliances just like they used their natural teeth.