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Different Types of Dental Implants

A dental implant is a post that is embedded surgically into the jawbone underneath the gum line. It is made of titanium and allows the dentist to place a replacement tooth or a “bridge” in the spot. Most people are uncomfortable with bridges and dentures and the treatment can also be quite painful. Ordinary bridges are ‘attached’ to the teeth on either side of the empty space left by a missing tooth. In the case of implants, no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold the new replacement tooth. This makes it an almost pain-free procedure. But you need to have adequate bone and healthy gums to support the implant. Also, it is imperative that this implant is well-maintained with good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist for follow-up. This is the key to long-lasting implants.

 

Types of Implants

There are two types of dental implants: EndosteaI implants and Subperiosteal implants.

  1. Endosteal implants: In this case, implants are surgically fixed into the jawbone. After the tissue of the gum around the missing tooth is healed, a second surgical technique is done to connect the original implant to the post. A false tooth is then attached to the post or denture or grouped on a bridge.
  2. Subperiosteal implants: This type of implant involves a metallic border that is fit to the jawbone just below the gum tissue. When the gum gradually heals, the frame gets attached to the jawbone. The only drawback is that the posts that are fixed to the frame come through the gums. The false teeth are then mounted to the post.

After you have got dental implants in India, you need to practice good oral hygiene to make them last throughout your life.

  1. Quit Smoking: Smoking can weaken the bone structure and cause implant failure.
  2. Avoid Hard Foods: Biting on hard foods such as candy, ice and chikki can break the crown and cause irreparable damage to your implants.
  3. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: It is recommended to brush twice a day and floss at least once daily. It is also important to have the right type of brushes like interdental brushes which can clean the hard-to-reach spots.

Visit your dentist regularly to check up on the state of your teeth and take remedial steps whenever required.

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