Who are the dental implants made for?
Dental implant patients include individuals of all ages, and implants can be the right choice for anyone who is missing one, more or all teeth due to injury, disease or decay. The jaw normally completes its development at the age of 16 for girls and 18 for boys, and implant treatment may be an option afterwards. An implant dentist can determine whether it is right for you after the examination, taking into account your medical history according to your needs.
How do dental implants function?
The dental implant is in the form of a cylindrical and/or conical screw made of titanium and is surgically inserted into the jawbone. As you heal, your implant becomes osseointegree or fuses with your natural jawbone, the two grow together, forming a strong and long-lasting foundation for your spare teeth. This healing process can take weeks or months while you continue your daily life between appointments. After the implant is placed on the jawbone, a small connector called an abutment is placed on the implant. After that, prostheses containing a personal tooth, an implant-assisted bridge or multiple teeth are glued to the abutment.