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If you would like to know more about dental implants, dental bridges and crowns, then this is the right place to be. Dental bridges and crowns are another option when it comes to replacing missing tooth. These bridges are designed to rest on surrounding good teeth. The teeth are actually grounded to allow the bridges to rest on them. Over time this causes the teeth to erode. It is less expensive affair and does not involve surgery. So, this is preferred by those who are afraid of invasive dental surgery and also, those who find the cost involved with implants as too high for their budget.
Dental implants are artificial substitutes for natural tooth roots. The implants- small anchors shaped like screws or cylinders- are placed into the jawbone. Replacement teeth are attached to the part of the implant that projects through the gums. Used for many years, dental implants are effective, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth.
Through a process called the osseointegration the cosmetic dental implant becomes part of your jaw. Osseointegrotion is the direct contact between the implant surface (predominately titanium oxide) and the surrounding bone. The union of titanium implant and living jaw bone is the scientific achievement which restores the function of the “tooth-less” jaw to an almost natural state.
Let’s take a look at why sometimes dental bridges and crowns are better than implants. Sometimes, implants might fail. Is extracting dental implant same as extracting tooth?
No, it is not the same. Teeth are held in the jaw bone by ligaments, which allows for movement and elevation during an extraction. The ligaments will break as the tooth is pulled and the tooth can be taken out. About dental implant, well that is different. If it is still partially attached to bone, it has no ligament around it and is thus firmly fused to the bone. If it is attached it needs to be cut out with a drill or a piezo-electric handpiece. If however it loose and wobbly and not attached to the bone at all, it can usually be removed very simply by twisting it out.
How does dental bridges and crowns fair against dental implants? What are the success/failure rates? What is the risk of rejection of a dental implant?
Dental Implants have a success rate of more than 95%. It is very rare for an implant to be rejected. To reduce the risk of dental implant rejection, don’t smoke. Let the dental implant heal completely (3-6 months) before loading, avoid eating hard substances during healing period. Avoid chewing on that side till it is completely healed. That in a nutshell explains about dental implants success rate. dental bridges and crowns don’t usually face the problem of rejection as there is no invasive procedure involved. But, it needs to placed correctly to prevent sore and bridges slipping out. These are minor problems that can be fixed by the experienced dentist.