What are tooth implants ?! Or Dental implants ?!...
Definition - tooth implants (also known as dental implants) are artificial tooth root replacements made of titanium and shaped like screws.
This screw is produced in a well monitored process and requires state of the art technology, which results in a very expensive titanium screw.
Tooth implants are made of titanium because titanium " Osseointegrates " with the bone which means - it biologically bonds to the bone.
These are some of the reasons people choose to get dental implants:
Aesthetics - tooth implants look and feel good - dentists can achieve results that look exactly like natural teeth.
Comfort - a dental implant is such a good tooth replacement, that you don't even remember it's not real.
Improved hygiene - Individual implants allow easier access between teeth, enabling everyday normal dental care, and in that way improve oral hygiene.
Durability - dental implants offer a permanent solution to teeth loss. They bond to the jaw bone and become part of it. The completed implant is as strong and durable as a natural tooth.
Improved oral health - since treatment with dental implants involves placing implants in areas where there are no teeth and does not affect your other healthy teeth, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Additionally, by placing implants in areas with no teeth, you stimulate the bone area again and prevent long term bone loss in that area. (When a tooth is lost, the bone is not stimulated and begins to shrink away).
Dental implants procedure video:
This is what a dental implant looks like when it's placed in the jaw bone.