Bone loss is a common consequence of tooth loss or especially cases of edentulism. This is because the natural support of the root is lost. Remaining teeth will start to move to fill in the gaps. This situation could damage the mastication. The absence of tooth affects facial features in a more or less visible way, but above all it causes problems during the speaking. The empty spaces, in fact, make it difficult to pronounce some syllables and, when very visible, create embarrassment in public speaking.
What are the leading causes of tooth loss?
The two gum diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis, are the most common causes. A chronic inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth combined with a bacterial biofilm (plaque) cause permanent tooth damages. Other factors may be traumas or accidents, untreated tooth abscess or serious diseases such ad cancer or diabetes.
Dental implant is a small titanium screw surgically positioned into the bone presenting substitute for the missing tooth root.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw surgically positioned into the bone presenting substitute for the missing tooth root. It is inserted operatively into the jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth, and the intimate contact between the bone and titanium is called osseointegration.
Titanium is particularly suited for applications in dentistry and it is considered the most biocompatible metal due to its resistance to corrosion from bodily fluids, bio-inertness, capacity for osseointegration and high fatigue limit.
The implant will perform a support function to the replacement element and will be in all and for all similar to the natural tooth in comfort, functionality and aesthetics.
the foundation of a dental implant made of hypoallergenic titanium. It is the first part installed.
The process of fusing an implant with bone, called osseointegration, involves connecting the implant with a component called an abutment that supports the crown. Sometimes the abutment is an integral part of the implant. Usually, the dentist will not install the abutment until the implant fixture has fused with the jawbone. If the abutment is not part of the implant, the connection of these two components will require a little screw.
it is the final part of the dental implant. This artificial element replaces the natural tooth that was removed or is missing. The crown gives the artificial tooth a natural aesthetic appeal.