Dental Implants are materials that are formed like a screw that can replace the function of the tooth root. It is made from titanium since it is the most biocompatible material with the bone tissue.
People can experience tooth loss for a variety of reasons such as bad oral hygiene, trauma, chronic diseases, chronic usage of drugs etc. Tooth work together and function much better when there are no gaps in between them. If there is a gap, other teeth will start moving slowly inside the jaw and in time lead to more tooth loss and other problems in your natural remaining teeth.
Dental Implants are screwed into the jaw by a small operation. Dental Implants will serve as the root of the teeth. By applying crowns, bridges or dentures upon the dental implants you will have all the functions and the esthetic requirements that you will need and it will also stop the other teeth moving to close the gap.
Any chronic illness must be said to the dentist and evaluated. Some implant brands may be better for some patients if their bone health is not very good. If there is any missing jaw bone tissue, the dentist must apply bone grefts with membranes to form new bones so that it can hold the implant properly. If the patients sinuses are very close to the implant area, then the dentist will also need to lift the sinuses and then apply grefts and membranes.
If the patient has no teeth remaining then implant supported dentures or bridges are better options comfort and health wise compared to total prosthesis and similar dentures. 4 or 6 implants per jaw will be enough to achieve a good result.
If the patient has a serious periodontal problem with their gum then their teeth will start becoming loose over time and may drop because of loose and imflammated gum that can't envelop the roots of the teeth properly. If this is the case, a periodontology specialist should do a flap operation to fix the gum before the application of an implant.
If the patient recieved any trauma then their jaw must be checked for any cracks, tissue losses and such and then sometimes may need bone grefting and membrane before implant applications.
People who didn't stop their general development stage yet should not be operated on with an implant as the jaw will keep developing and it will pose problems.