Advancement in Dental Implant Technologies and Techniques
A dental implant is a prosthetic device, made of titanium or Roxolid, which is implanted beneath the oral tissues and within the bone to provide retention and support for a fixed or removable prosthesis. If properly care for, many years of successful use of the dental implant can be expected. Dental implants provide advantages over other conventional restorative dental works:
- Unlike conventional bridgework, dental implants can provide tooth replacement without the need to cut down adjacent teeth.
- Dental implants also prevent the loss of bone in the area of the missing tooth.
- Replacing the tooth with an implant restores function to the bone and prevents the resorption of the bone.
- Dental implants can also be used to anchor full or partial removable dentures. This provides much greater retention and security than traditional techniques.