Sitting on a chair with your mouth wide-open showcasing your teeth, have you looked at the type of dentals implants listed in your dentist office, and ever wondered if you should get it. Tooth implants are used for multiple purposes that might include tooth decay, broken tooth, jaw or tooth injury etc. The growing popularity of cosmetic surgeries has also make people want to get the perfect set of teeth.  In the last 10 years people have become more conscious about their teeth and maintaining a good oral hygiene. This motivated dentists to come with different types of Dental Implants to facilitate to different types of customers. With time and technology these implant types have become less painful.

So, what is the Tooth Implant?

Tooth implant is a process of replacing dental roots with an artificial replacement in the gum tissue through surgery. The dental implants are identical to the infrastructure of a screw which are made of titanium alloys or titanium. However it is often mixed with different metal substances for enhancing its Osseo-integration and stability. Minor tooth implants are also used for crowning distorted teeth.

Earlier the market for dental implants was restricted to old-aged section of the society, or people with tooth decay but today people also use it for. It doesn’t matter if you had tooth decay because of eating too much sugar or your teeth were broken due to an injury, you can undergo a dental transplant to get a makeover or for enjoying the gourmet dishes of favorite restaurant. 

SHAPE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

ROOT SHAPE

A well-used form of dental implant derived its name because of the cylindrical structures used in the procedure, acting like the root of the tooth. These implants are available in straight, smooth, cylindrical and spire structure. The tooth on the dental implants can be fixed or replaced, depending on the type of dental implant.

Here are a few types of dental implants that we are going to discuss today:

SINGLE-STAGE IMPLANTS

The procedure for single-stage implants is a painful but a comparatively a simpler. Longer implants are placed directly into the jaw bone leveling it with the top gum tissue lining, which is then stitched together, leaving the top of the implant still visible. Once the gum tissue is healed after a few months, the temporary restoration and the abutment is attached to the posts without the requirement of any surgery.

TWO-STAGE IMPLANTS

As the name suggest these involve a two stage procedure, where the patient goes under a surgery where the implants are place on his/her jaw bone, stitching it closely to the gum tissue. Once the gum is healed, a minor surgery is conducted for temporary restoration and for attaching the abutment.

ENDOSTEAL IMPLANTS

In this procedure the implants are directly implanted into the patient’s jawbone. Once the gum tissue of jaw is completely healed, and the pain has reduced a second surgery is conducted for connecting the post tissue linings with the original implant to give it a seamless appeal. The procedure is finished by attaching the artificial teeth (or tooth) individually, in a group, denture or bridge to the post.

SUBPERIOSTEAL IMPLANTS

This procedure consist of cylindrical metal frames that delicately placed and fitted slightly below the gum onto the jawbone. Gradually as the gum tissue heals the frame is automatically attached tightly to the jawbone. Posts which were attached using the frame, bulge from the gums. Now similar to endosteal implant, the artificial teeth are mounted on the respective posts.

TIPS TO MAINTAIN DENTAL HEALTH AFTER THE IMPLANT

Dental Implantation is a simple procedure with a high success rate. However there are few things that you have to keep in mind to maintain them:

Avoid Smoking

Regular Visits to your Dentist

Avoid eating hard food

Follow good oral hygiene

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