A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jaw by surgical means so as to enable the surgeon to anchor newly replaced teeth or tooth.
This helps an individual who has lost teeth to be able to chew solid food as usual, and the replaced dentals also do not disappoint in terms of anchoring replaced teeth firmly. The dental implants can be done to an individual who need it to a certain part or full replacement. The success and lasting of the dental implant also depends on your oral hygiene care; the practice ensures the dentals put in place are kept clean always hence can last longer. Besides practising oral hygiene, individuals who have undergone the procedure are advised to quit some activities that can cause harm such as chewing of very hard food stuffs and cigarette smoking. Smoking is related to weakening of structures of the bones especially in the mouth, this compromises the bones on which the dental implants are anchored.
Types of dental implants
This is not just a straight foward easy to decide procedure as it will entirely affect even the taste of food during eating. Therefore before an individual makes decision on undergoing a dental implant surgery, its essential to understand various factors such as;
a. The cost of the specific procedure, this helps one decide on affordability. This can also depend on the client preference.
b The underlying conditions of the client in terms of health
c The position at which the tooth or teeth replacement will be done.
This type of implant is achieved by placing the implant within the bone to sustain the anchoring. These implants are made in screw structure which is driven into the jawbones. Once anchored within the bone, this ensures stability hence the replacement tooth or teeth can be done.
Unlike the endosteal implants, these is mostly recommended for individuals with underlying conditions. This is commonly associated with individuals whose jawbones are not healthy which cannot facilitate endosteal implants. Although sometimes it can be the choice of the client as this one above the jawbone but is below the gums.
This is an implant that is done especially when the maxillary bone on which regular implantation is done is not of good state or quantity. Therefore, the implant is anchored to the cheek bone.