Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They are bonded with the bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.
image of an implant supporting a tooth
The parts of a dental implant (Astratech) which forms a “tooth”.
|Dental implant is a small titanium or titanium alloy fixture, whcih is plced into the jawbone under local anaesthesia.Titanium is a biocompatible metal without any “rejection”, and is accepted quite well within the bone tissue without any foreign body reaction from the body.|
|The implant, once healed, carries a small tooth like analogue. This is called “abutment”|
|A tooth coloured crown goes on top of this abutment.Once done, the implant is ready to function as a tooth|
Implants can restore:
- Single missing or failing tooth
- Multiple missing or failing teeth in any area of mouth
- It can also replace dentures with full arch fixed prosthesis or increase support and retention of an ill-fitting denture.