If you are suffering because of dental problems, either due to dental deterioration or perhaps a missing tooth, your problem can be successfully resolved nowadays through Dental Implantology.
Dental implants are placed in the area of the original tooth, taking over its function with ease and without any complications.
There are several types of dental implants. The endo-osseous variety is currently the most commonly used. This type of implant penetrates the bone and forces the process of osseointegration. Up until recently, implants were mainly made of titanium but zirconium is becoming more and more popular as it avoids the black line which can eventually form at the top of the implants, it is a more resistant material and is ideal for those people with metal allergy. Implants can be used for just one or several consecutive teeth and this main procedure can be successfully completed in just one day.
With age and missing teeth, bone loss can occur and there are patients whose bone is unable to support the implant; in these cases, the best solution is bone grafting which will subsequently allow the implant procedure.
In most cases, dental implants will last for 10-20 years, depending on the type of treatment and the dental care/oral hygiene of the patient, which is fundamental for the prevention of peri-implant complications.
Other causes of dental implant deterioration could be the following:-
- Certain types of medicine
- Age-related jaw bone loss
- Titanium allergy