Dental implants allow patients to keep their teeth, restoring function to eat in comfort and safety, as well as restore the lost aesthetics.
What are dental implants
Dental implants are artificial roots that are installed, immersed or implanted in the mandibular or maxillary bone of the patient, thus creating a solid piece to put on them tooth, partial or full dentures, with the aim of restoring function and losses or deteriorated aesthetics. We can say that the technique is to forge a maxillary or mandibular bone bed where after the implant will be positioned.
Types of dental implants and materials
In the history of dental implants they have developed various forms and types, always looking for a bone-implant bonding fast, strong and stable over time. This development was also studied scientific different materials nowadays reaching the conclusion that the best material for the manufacture of implants is titanium (pure or alloy), it is considered the most biocompatible metal that exists with bone human.
Advantages of dental implants
- Implants are the best substitute for lost natural teeth, they allow the prosthesis once placed, restore function and aesthetics.
- Rehabilitate the function of the tooth
- Chew comfortably and safely.
- Rehabilitate its aesthetic appearance.
- Practice perfect phonation.
- Remove the psychological trauma of not having teeth.
Average duration of a dental implant
Say the experts in dentistry that although the implants are assumed as long-term treatment, can not determine the average lifetime of an implant in the mouth because of its durability depends on many factors associated with patient characteristics.