If you are constantly distressed by your denture that won’t stay put or want to replace your missing tooth with an option that is second-best to your tooth, we, at Morris House Dental Surgery, will suggest that you go for dental implants.
What is a dental implant and when do you need one?
An implant is a prosthesis that helps restore the structure and function of the organ where it is placed. For instance, a heart implant helps regulate heartbeat. Similarly, a dental implant helps restore the functionality of your teeth.
A dental implant is quite a versatile prosthesis that can function according to the need. It can
- replace a single missing tooth
- support a long-span dental bridge
- help stabilize partial and complete dentures
- support other facial prostheses.
A dental implant broadly consists of three components. The implant itself, an abutment and the crown. The implant is a metallic(predominantly titanium) screw-like structure that is drilled into the jaw bone using special dental instruments. It functions similar to the root part of a natural tooth. The crown part of the implant is the one that is visible in the oral cavity and resembles the natural tooth in shape, size and color. The function of the abutment is to connect the crown to the implant.