Dental implants vary from individual to individual since the jaw size and shape of two individuals would always be different. There could be a variety of situations under which people would have to go in for dental implants.
With the increase in the new inventions being made in the field of dentistry, many people are also going in for sophisticated technology to treat their dental problems. Dental-implant is one such treatment which is becoming increasingly popular in the world of dentistry. Titanium is the metal which is widely used in dental implants. Titanium gels well with in linking live bone tissues and is equally safer and effective. Osseointegration is a process wherein titanium and the existing bone fuse together. Dental-implants can be performed by professional dentists at a clinic which has all the necessary equipment. Even oral surgeons have expertise in performing successful dental implants.
Root implants are basically screw type implants. They are somewhat similar to the roots of the teeth but firmly bind to the tooth bone. Root implants can be successfully undertaken only if the individual has a wide and deep jawbone. In cases where the patient has a narrow jawbone, bone grafting would have to be undertaken. The dentist would guide you accordingly on whether root implants can be successfully done or not.
Even bone grafting would be difficult for people with a narrow jawbone. For such individuals, plate form implants are suggested. These implants can be successfully fixed to the bone. There may be patients who have lost considerable bone and for such patients, subperiosteal implants would be the right option. They are placed above the bone though they are beneath the gums.
Another sophisticated dental-implant is artificial bone substitute made of artificial material which is placed above the bone and it caters to two different activities - one being helping the growth and development of the ridge which is becoming smaller and the other function is to hold the dentures firmly.
Normally, materiał kościozastępczy resembling a human’s natural bone is used so that it firmly gels with the jawbone and grows well. Endosteal implants are also undertaken and the advantage in this form of dental implants is that it begins to function like the natural root of the teeth. Bone grafts are high end dental implants which is a part of cosmetic dentistry. They can be classified into four different categories. In the first category, autografts can be obtained from one’s own body. Allographs imply getting these grafts from a recently dead person.