Dental implants are used to replace the root of a missing tooth. They are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that does not pose any health risks. Once inserted in the alveolar bone, the implant can be used as an attachment point for an artificial replacement tooth.
This intervention is not suitable for all patients, however. Eligible patients must have good general health and sufficient osseous (bone) structure to support the implant. If the osseous structure has diminished with time, an osseous graft may be possible to increase volume, thereby making implants possible. An evaluation by your dental professional is necessary to determine your eligibility for dental implants.
The benefits and advantages of implantology include:
- Increased comfort
- Looks as good as a natural tooth
- Improved chewing
- Easier dental care and better hygiene
In short, dental implants are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth. The results are cosmetically satisfying, practical and comfortable.