Traditionally, root-form implants have been the most common hardware used by dental professionals. With the root-form, a metal screw-like implant is quickly inserted into the jawbone, before a crown is ultimately set. At this point, the gums are stitched back up again. It’s important to note that this form of implant can only be installed when a patient’s jaw is large enough to act as a firm station of support. There have been advances in the use of ‘bone grafting’ in cases lacking adequate bone support so you can still avail yourself of this exciting field of oral reconstruction and rehabilitation.
As advances have been made in digital imaging and X-ray technology, oral surgeons have been able to develop new methods to administer dental implants. It’s now possible to receive implants without any incisions being made throughout your mouth. By firmly pressing an immediate-load implant within the gums and jaw, no sutures or second surgeries are required of a patient. Really, it’s never been more painless to augment that ailing smile of yours! Your dental surgeon can tell you if this technique will work for you!
While standard dentures might leave their wearers feeling self-conscious, patients feel entirely secure with these new forms of implant. Stop worrying about those dentures rattling or slipping, and further explore the options that come bundled with dental implants. These treatments have literally changed patients’ quality of life!