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What are Tooth Implants?

There are several options available to you if you are considering installing a dental implant. But you should be mindful that certain dental implants tend to be safer than others. There are some things that you must know about them before deciding if they’re the solution that you’re looking for. 

Tooth implant is installed to cover your missing tooth. They are used if there’s no way your damaged tooth can be restored. They’re the best alternative to restore your smile if your teeth were damaged due to an accident. These tooth substitutes consist of three major parts, such as:  

1. Crown  

The crown is a tooth-like portion of a dental implant. It is generally made of ceramic and it is designed to resemble the look of a human tooth. The crows in the visible part of a dental implant, but it is not the only thing that will be installed by the dentists.  

  1. Connector 

The connector is also referred to as the abutment. Its job is to hold the crown in place. Abutments are usually shaped as an octagon or hexagon. The connector is placed right between the base and the crown.  

  1. Base 

The implant’s base is a titanium or zirconium screw. It fuses with the body’s natural bones to create a stable and safe base. It is where the connector will be placed so it can hold the crown safely and perfectly.  

How are Tooth Implants Installed?  

The process of installing dental implants requires an oral operation. It is normally performed in a clinic where the patient can be properly sedated. During the procedure, the dentist drills a hole in one’s jaw and to install the screw base carefully onto the bone. Gum will then be placed over the tooth implant’s base to heal. 

After healing, the second operation will be scheduled. Here, the connector will be placed over the implant. Then the crown is finally installed on its top. For that, a small screw or dental cement is used. This is the last procedure and you should have your smile restored.  

Things to Consider When Getting Tooth Implants 

There are a lot of differences between the materials used for a tooth implant. However, you don’t have to research the manufacturers, models, and types of materials used for dental implants in the same way you would when buying a car. When it comes to tooth implants, you can trust your dentist fully. Just make sure that you choose a dentist who is certified by the board, and that they can provide different options for you. 

There are more than 60 suppliers of tooth implants in the United States alone, and they are approved by the FDA. They can provide you with implant crows, bases, and connectors. Therefore, the complexity, quality, and reliability of tooth implants and devices can vary greatly. 

If you intend to get tooth implants, ensure that your dentist partners with the best manufacturers and that they have a good record with them. They should so have invested a lot of time in the study and research of the products that are used to provide their clients with the highest possible quality of care.