Until recently, crowns and bridges were the only two options available to replace a broken or damaged tooth. These days, dental implants have emerged as a popular alternative when the tooth root doesn’t allow for the building of a replacement. What is a dental implant all about? Let’s take a look.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots surgically drilled into your jaw to provide a solid basis for permanent teeth. Dentists use what is known as Endosteal implants for treatment purposes instead of Subperiosteal implants as the former offer several advantages. Endosteal implants are in the bone, i.e., the implants are drilled into the jawbone and allowed to merge with the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants rest on the jawbone under the gum tissue. These implants are no longer in use today because they offer poor long-term results.
Let’s take a step-by-step look at how a dental implant procedure works:
Dental implants are a boon for millions of people as they improve appearance, give you confidence, and allow you to maintain your oral health better.
If you need a dental implant procedure, get in touch with Sheffield Square Dental by calling (773) 880-2310 or setting up an appointment online to get a complete assessment. You can also visit us at 2835 N Sheffield Ave #305, Chicago 60657.