First lets talk about the types of dental implants!
- Endosteal implants – These implants are placed directly into the jawbone. They are made of high quality titanium which is very durable and biocompatible. This dental implant procedure basically tiny screws that osseo integrate with the surrounding alveolar bone and are the most popularly used dental implant by many dentists!
- Subperiosteal implants – This type of dental implant is placed beneath the gum or above the surrounding alveolar bone. This type of dental implant is commonly used in patients who have lost a significant amount of jawbone and are reluctant to go for a bone grafting procedure which involves augmentation with bone grafts.
The pros and cons of the dental implant procedure
- First lets get to the pros! – The advantages of the dental implant procedure are many compared to its few disadvantages.
1) They are very convenient for the patient.
2) They go a long way in improving the overall oral & dental health.
3) They restore the dental functionality thus making it easy for the patient to chew.
4) The overall feel and comfort of the dental arch is restored as forces are distributed equally on all the teeth including the dental implant.
5) The aesthetic aspect of your smile is restored thus improving your overall confidence level while you smile and talk.
6) The quality of your pronunciation and speech is improved especially when the anterior teeth are restored.
- The few cons of dental implants – We can tell you one thing for sure, that the advantages of the dental implant procedure outweigh the disadvantages which are very few and negligible.
1) Like any other dental or medical restorative procedure it involves a surgery. This surgery is minimally invasive and with the available equipment and latest technology in the year 2018 they are absolutely safe.
2) The dental implant complication rate is between 1% to 6% depending on the experience, education & skills of the implantologist or the surgeon. Any surgery involves risks but its the responsibility of the doctors to minimise the complications.
3) Infection at the implant sight if the prescribed medications such as antibiotics are not taken by the patient after the implantation surgery for a few days or weeks.
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