Dental implants are used to replace damaged or lost teeth. They reinforce and support your other teeth, making it easier to speak, eat and maintain your oral health. Modern medicine has made it much safer to get dental implants. Side effects such as nerve damage and infection have almost completely become a thing of the past.
New 3-dimensional x-rays allow dentist to easily find the right position to install an implant. The dentist simply has to make one precise incision guided by dental imaging equipment. This reduces the pain and risk of infection.
Your long-term oral health will depend on what type of implant you get. The following is a look into endosteal implants (also referred to as endosseous implants) and why you might want to consider them for your dental implant procedure.
What You Need to Know
Endosteal implants are placed in the jaw bone to serve as a bridge. They are made of titanium and include screw types, cylinder types and blade types. When you have plenty of depth in your jaw bone, the endosteal implant is the best choice. Because of the nature of the implant procedure, endosteal implants can be called root form implants. Here are a few benefits of these implants:
1. They have great stability and integrity. With other implants, if your bone is soft or too thin, the implant cannot be supported. The only consideration that's made in regard to your jawbone is bone height. Sinus lifts can also be used to fix issues of this nature.
2. They have an active self-tapping thread. This means that the implant needs no pilot hole to drill it.
3. They have a reliable dental implant–abutment connection. This makes them very comfortable compared to other implants.
4. Endosteal implants, just like the other types of implants, don't have to be anchored to other teeth like dentures or bridges do.
You need to be able to take care of your implant just as much (if not more than) your actual teeth. Without proper care, you might end up having further discomfort or even a damaged or lost tooth.
As with any implant, effective cleaning of the implant and regular brushing helps to prevent inflammation. It will also help the implant to last, as good dental hygiene can greatly increase your implant's lifespan.
To learn more about the advantages of dental implants, contact a dentist in your area.