What are dental implants? And how it is done at the Baytown gentle dental clinic?
Dental implants are typically made of titanium today. They are surgically inserted into the jaw to replace the teeth and their roots. In addition, implants can replace much more than just dental structures. They also support the surrounding teeth. When implanted in the jaw, they support various other dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges, and prostheses.
How is the dental implant made?
An implant is a titanium holder that is used to replace the root of the natural tooth. The implant is essentially a threaded titanium or post titanium screw. This implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone. This titanium post is then attached to a porcelain crown. This porcelain part forms the visible part of the teeth. Once inserted, an implant is as strong as real teeth.
Dental implant procedures
Dental patients may find that much preparation is required prior to an implantation procedure. The oral surgeon must identify the exact position, shape, and structure of the jaw and mouth. For example, depending on the future position of the implant, it must identify the vicinity of the sinus cavity or lower alveolar nerve canal in the jaw. In addition to the usual dental X-rays, CT scans of the area may be required. It is important to know the exact shape of the jaw and the amount of bone that the implants can support to avoid complications, as well as to prepare an implant that fits exactly in place.
Once planning is complete, the oral surgeon can begin the actual procedure. It is necessary to make a kind of incision in the gum over the place where the implant is inserted. The implant is put in place without any permanent jewelry. There must be time to grow natural bone over it and put it firmly in place. Then a prosthodontist can place crowns or other prostheses over the implant.
Dental implants are particularly useful if the patient has lost too many teeth because there are no support teeth for bridges or dentures. If necessary, one can also opt for a complete reconstruction with dentures.
Here we offer dental implants in our Baytown gentle dental clinic in this professional way, contact us and make an appointment.