Decay, gum diseases, various accidents and health problems can cause tooth loss. The loss of one or more teeth may alter our eating habits, our speech, our behavior, our appearance and negatively affect not only our psychology but also our self-confidence. Moreover, tooth loss can cause damage and detriment to the bone that surrounds the specific root, even if this lost tooth is restored by a common prosthetic device(bridge), and as time goes by, bone loss will increase in this specific area. Luckily, in the last 30 years, dental implants offer an excellent treatment solution, since they replace not only the lost tooth, but its root as well. Therefore, dental implants are considered a stable base for artificial teeth, which do not only look like but also function and feel like our natural teeth.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is nothing but an artificial root device made by titanium (titanium is the most bio-compatible metal in nature), which is surgically placed in the jaw, exactly where the tooth is missing. On this root, the dentist “supports” the artificial tooth.