Dental implants what are they?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth generally used to support the crowns, dentures or bridges that are used to restore spans of teeth.
In other words, dental implant is new root that is made of alloy. The metal alloy used in implants is titanium which is compatible with the body tissues. It bonds with the surrounding and adjacent bones easily and acts as new root that was lost. It is the same biomaterial in plates and screws that are used to fix fractures in orthopedic & maxillofacial areas
Dr. Sudhakar Reddy has an abundance of clinical experience and shows how dental implants are a safe and convenient to way to replace missing teeth.
Why do we need dental implants?
Dental implant is the closest & best way in replacing the tooth that was lost. Any other way of replacing the tooth will definitely compromise adjacent teeth or bone or gum condition etc over a period.
Removable teeth (Removable Partial Dentures) used to replace missing teeth is not a fixed option and over the time bone loss happens in such a way that fixed options like implant will be difficult to do at later date unless aggressive bone grafting surgical procedures done
Although, bridge is a fixed option but it compromises adjacent teeth by grinding it into small shape to hold the bridge. Extra load of the bridge adds extra forces on grinding teeth and even they becomes loose over few years which has to be removed over a period of 6-10 years.
There are several advantages of dental implants:
Ideal candidates for a dental implant
Dr. Sudhakar Reddy, a Maxillofacial surgeon by speciality possesses special knowledge, expertise and facilities that make dental implants possible and successful in any kind of cases.
Authored By DR. SUDHAKARA REDDY - Implantologist, Bangalore
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