What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
👉 A dental implant is an artificial toothroot that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason .
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
- Improved appearance
- Improved speech
- Improved comfort
- Easier eating
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved oral health
Types of implants
There are two main types of implants:
- Endosteal: These dental implants are placed in the jawbone. Typically made of titanium and shaped like small screws, they are the most commonly used type of implant.
- Subperiosteal: These dental implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone. This type of implant may be used in patients who do not have enough healthy natural jawbone and cannot, or do not want to, undergo a bone augmentation procedure to rebuild it.
What is percentage failure of dental implant ?
👉Mandibular implants have a greater chance for success than those placed in the maxilla.
Complete dentures ( full arch implant supported fixed prosthesis ) Mean failure rates of 10% in maxilla.
3.0% in the mandible.
Overdentures mean failure rate in the maxilla 19%.
4.0% for the mandible.
Fixed partial dentures and single crowns 6.0% for the maxillary arch and 3.0% for the mandibular arch.