The invention of of dental implants to replace natural missing teeth has become common in contemporary restorative and surgical dental practices throughout the world. Dental implantology and implant dentistry is a fast advancing science. Dental implants have proved to be the best replacement for missing teeth. The use of a dental implant is an exclusive method of creating support for a dental prosthesis, particularly when normal bone support is insufficient to support conventional prostheses. There have been many advances in surgical techniques and implant design features, and the use of implants in missing sites can be successful and can have predictable, functional, and esthetic outcomes.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are anchored into the jaw just like natural teeth. These implants consist of two parts, the first being a base or root that take the same shape of a screw or cylinder and the second part is called a crown which is in shape of a tooth. The root or base is made of a metal Titanium which is anchored to the jaw bone as it is one of the most biocompatible material and the crown is made of ceramic.
A dental implant is a means of replacing a missing tooth, or teeth, by imbedding a supportive structure in the upper or lower jaw upon which is placed a dental prosthesis. Dental implants can be used to help support structures which restore normal appearance and function.
As patient’s treatment expectations are high and awareness of dental implants has increased, combined with better approach to private dental practice, the likelihood is that growing demands will be made for dental implants in Hyderabad with our services.
Dental Implants Facts
Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD, when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman. Thank goodness for contemporary dentistry!
Contemporary dental implants, which have been in use for many decades, have been proven safe and effective.
Usually made of titanium, a dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth root and provides a strong and sturdy foundation for one or more replacement teeth or crowns.
Teeth restored with dental implants can’t get cavities! An replacement tooth, or crown, doesn’t decay like a natural tooth, but you still must brush, floss and care for it and your surrounding natural teeth and gums in the same manner as natural teeth. Regular professional cleanings and dental check-ups also are essential.
Types of Dental Implants
With the advent of technology, dentistry has reached a different level of minimally invasive treatments for dental and oral health. Dental implants are an integral part of the advanced reconstructive treatments for missing teeth. There is a broad range of dental implants available which provide a beautiful smile makeover.
Different types of dental implants include single stage and two stage implants. Apart from these primary types of dental implants, the field of dental implantology has also introduced many other types which provide a more natural appearance and functionality of the teeth as well. Dr. Gowtham and his team of dental implant experts make sure that you have a proper bite along with a beautiful smile!
Dental Implants: a revolution in dentistry
Dental implants have been one of those innovative treatments that have completely revolutionized modern dentistry. Like so many clever inventions, dental implants were discovered by Per-Ingvar Branemark, a Swedish orthopaedic surgeon recorded that bone actually is attached to medical grade titanium. This discovery means that your dentist can now restore the gap between teeth by placing one or more dental implants, without interfering with the adjacent teeth. The implant placement arrests the bone loss that occurs when a tooth is lost as the bone integrates with the implant material to hold it firmly and precisely in place. A porcelain crown is then fitted on top of the implant so that the space is filled by a fixed and permanent prosthesis that looks just like a natural tooth.
In order to achieve the most favorable outcome, we do need to ensure that you are medically and dentally fit and there is sufficient bone quality and quantity to accept the implant. We always recommend that patients who smoke, stop smoking during treatment at least and permanently if at all possible.