What is a dental implant?

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is considered the replacement of a root or roots of a tooth. Like teeth, they are secured in the jawbone, and are not visible once surgically placed. They may secure different types of restorations: single crowns, bridgework or dentures by different means. Most implants used today are with a titanium alloy. Titanium was chosen as the principle metal, after finite studies, because of its characteristics, light weight, strong and biocompatible, meaning it’s not rejected by the body. Titanium is not an unknown metal in the medical field; it is widely used for in orthopedic joint replacements and other dental materials.

Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted device. Why? Titanium’s unique ability bind so closely to the bone it appears as a fusion, this phenomenon is called osseointegration: “osseo” bone and “integration” is joining. Once a tooth is extracted, the bone that surrounds it begins to loose its level, implant placements reduces the rate of bone loss.

Implants help recover smiles, teeth function of eating and chewing as well as the facial shape, gums, cheeks and lips. Altogether, they provide improvement in physical, psychological and social health.

Dental implants have had an enormous surge over the last 40 years. As most treatments, dental implants not only involve scientific discovery, research and understanding, but also precise application in the clinical practice. Our doctors at Prisma Dental, have followed, trained, educated and mastered the art involved in this procedure. The practice of implant dentistry requires expertise in planning, surgery and tooth restoration; it may be considered a combination of art, science and skills. In this section we will discuss the basis of dental implants.

This is why our interest and passion for dental implants go beyond the basic understanding of their placement. At Prisma Dental, we plan from start to finish the surgery and prosthetic design, production and placement. We are equipped with the latest technology that shows quality and success clinically and scientifically for amazing implant outcome and happy patients.

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