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Dental implants. What are they?
Dental implants and dentures are two common options for replacing missing or damaged teeth. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to know the differences between the two to make the most appropriate decision for each individual case.
Dental implants are devices that are inserted into the bone of the jaw or maxilla to replace the root of the missing tooth. They are made of titanium or other biocompatible materials that integrate with the bone over time. Once the implant has integrated with the bone, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant to function like a natural tooth. Dental implants are an excellent option for those who want a permanent, long-lasting solution to replace one or more teeth.
Dentures, on the other hand, are removable devices used to replace several teeth or the entire denture. They are made of materials such as acrylic, resin and metal, and are fitted to the patient’s gum using a fastening system. Dentures can be partial or complete, and can be a more affordable and less invasive option for replacing teeth than dental implants.
Both options have advantages and disadvantages. Dental implants offer greater stability and durability, and can help prevent bone loss in the mandible or maxilla. However, they require surgery and a period of healing time before the dental crown can be placed on top of the implant. On the other hand, dentures are a more affordable and less invasive option, but may not be as stable and durable as dental implants.
In general, the choice between dental implants and dentures will depend on several factors, such as budget, the patient’s dental health and individual preferences. It is important to discuss the options with a dentist or dental implant specialist to determine which option is best for each individual case.
Fixed dental IMPLANTS
Fixed dental implants
Fixed dental implants are an excellent option for those seeking a permanent, long-lasting solution to replace one or more teeth. Unlike removable dentures, fixed dental implants are integrated directly into the bone of the mandible or maxilla, and provide a solid and stable base to place the dental crown.
Fixed dental implants are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium, which integrates with the jawbone over time in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has fully integrated with the bone, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant that functions like a natural tooth. The dental crown is designed to perfectly match the shape and size of the implant, providing an appearance and functionality similar to natural teeth.
Fixed dental implants offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options. They are very durable and can last for many years, even decades, with proper dental care. They are also very stable and solid, which means they do not move or slip when speaking or eating. In addition, fixed dental implants do not affect adjacent teeth, as do removable dentures, which can put pressure on neighboring teeth and cause damage.
However, fixed dental implants also have some disadvantages to consider. The process of placing fixed dental implants requires surgery and significant healing time before the dental crown can be placed on top of the implant. They can also be more expensive than other tooth replacement options, especially if multiple implants are needed.
In summary, fixed dental implants are an excellent option for those seeking a permanent, long-lasting solution to replace one or more teeth. While they can be more expensive and require a longer process than other tooth replacement options, they offer similar appearance and function to natural teeth and can last for many years with proper dental care.