How Dental Implants are Placed in the Jawbone

Posted on: March 24, 2016

 Dental Implants Most people know dental implants are tiny prosthetics that are used to create a new fake tooth. Few people, outside of patients who have received one, are aware of just how great a dental implant can be. For starters, dental implants are based on a simple grounding philosophy. Since the root of the tooth is the grounding for the tooth, the dental implants we use provide the same level of strength and security to the new dental crown that we place over them. Additionally, the root has a very important and symbiotic relationship with your jawbone, which works to help in stabilizing the tooth itself. Our tiny titanium implants mimic this relationship perfectly. What this does for you is it creates a circumstance where your new fake tooth is strongly grounded in an implant that is literally a perfect non-biological imitation of your root. As such you can eat anything that you would normally eat, without fear of causing unnecessary damage to your new implant or crown. This also means that you do not have to engage in special cleaning activities. Simply brush your teeth, and floss, like you would normally do and the new tooth will also get clean.

Did you know that dental implants come in two different types? Most people, even those who have dental implants, are usually not aware of this fact. There are two types of dental implants because in order for a traditional dental implant to be successful there is a prerequisite for the jawbone to be healthy. The jawbone and the dental implant have a symbiotic relationship, which means the jawbone has to have sufficient density, or bone mass, to sustain and support the implant. We will typically find this out during our initial consultations and examinations, where we will take x-rays. If your jawbone can sustain an implant, we will use the traditional implant. Also known as an Endosteal implant, this implant is a cylindrical shaped device, often a screw, made of titanium. It is inserted directly into the jawbone for maximum stability and to ensure the relationship between the two.

For other patients, however, they may not have the jaw bone density that is required to place an Endosteal implant. In cases like this, you can have reconstructive surgery on the jaw to make it stronger and able to withstand and support the implant. The initial examination will tell us what kind of implant you need, and we can make sure you have all the information you need to make a decision.


Related Posts

June 15, 2017

Why It's Important to Replace Missing Teeth

For anybody with missing teeth, dental implants are an important option to consider. There are any number of reasons why a person will want to consider replacing missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants …

December 16, 2018

3 Good Options for Whitening Your Teeth at Home

Teeth WhiteningTooth whitening helps build your everyday confidence so that you can relate with others and it provides you with a bright smile. However, discoloration of teeth can be caused by stains on your enamel …

December 5, 2018

3 Alternatives to Dentures

What Are Dentures?Dentures are artificially made teeth that are custom made to replace your missing teeth. These dentures are not permanently set in your mouth - making it easy to take them out and put …

November 16, 2018

Dental Treatments to Remove Tooth Stains

If the stains on your teeth bother you, you are not alone. A study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) looking into what people would want to change about their smile showed …