Dental Implants: How They Work & What They Are Made Of?
If you have been considering dental implants, you can find several options but some options are better than others and you must make an informed decision.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used for replacing the missing teeth and they consist of:
- Crown- It is a crucial part of the implant that looks like a tooth. It is made of ceramic and looks very similar to natural teeth.
- Connector- The connector, which is also known as abutment is used for securing the crown to the base and is octagonal or hexagonal in shape.
- Base- The base is a titanium screw which is fused with natural bone for providing a stable and safe base.
What does the Dental implants process consist of?
The implant process is a surgical procedure which is usually performed when the patient is sedated. The dentist drills a small hole in the jawbone and screws base to the bone. Further, the gum will be placed over the implant for healing.
A second surgery will be performed once the base of implant has healed for fitting the connector to the top of implant. The crown will be fit over the connector with the help of a special dental cement and screw.
What is the Difference between Implant Materials?
When it comes to choosing the implant materials, you should trust your Periodontist and you need not search the option on your own. Your Periodontist knows it all will do his job. At the most you can choose an experienced and certified doctor whom you can trust with your implant procedure.
There are several manufacturers of dental implant materials such as connectors, screws, bases, and crowns and all of them differ in quality, reliability, and sophistication. When choosing your Periodontist, make sure he/she has a track record of working with quality manufacturers and they have explored the options thoroughly before choosing the implant materials for your procedure. Only then you can expect excellent results and highest quality care during and after your dental implant procedure. Best class materials always have more endurance.