Dental implants are artificial contraptions a dental surgeon inserts into a person’s jawbone in order to help fix dental issues such as the loss or damage of one or more teeth. There are four distinct types of implants that are commonly used in the dental profession. In this blog, we will give you a brief of what each of them entails.
Dental crowns are basically a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to cover the tooth and restore its shape, size, strength and improve the appearance. When a crown is cemented into a jaw, it covers the visible area of a tooth, which is above the gumline. They’re used for many reasons, including to restore an already broken tooth/teeth, support a tooth that has been filled, cover a weak tooth, or hold parts of a broken tooth together. They’re made of a variety of materials, including metal or porcelain.
A dental bridge is a series of two or more crowns that bridge the gap between either side of a tooth. They are called abutment teeth and typically have false teeth in between. Called pontics, they are usually made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or any combination of materials. However, people mostly choose porcelain as they blend naturally with the color of the remaining teeth. Bridges help complete your smile after teeth damage, help you to chew and speak better, keeps remaining teeth from falling out of place, and maintains the shape of your face.
An overdenture is an easily removable dental prosthetic that covers one or more of your natural teeth, roots, or dental implants. Known for being the most common step used in preventative dentistry, they are either implant-supported or tooth-supported. It is known to help in the preservation of alveolar bone and delay the process of complete edentulism.
Front tooth implants are basically designed to look like real teeth and emerge out of your gum, similar to natural teeth. While it may look better than your original teeth, it’s often hard to tell the difference. This type of implant is used when replacing infected or decayed teeth.
Implants like the ones mentioned above are the support system for dental concerns across the world and help fix minor and sometimes major niggles and allow people to maintain their bright smiles.