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A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root of a tooth. These are made from titanium, which has the unusual property of allowing bone to grow onto its surface. The strong attachment with the bone allows implants to support fixed or removable teeth.
What stages are involved in making a new tooth?
The dental implant is placed in the jaw bone through a small incision.
After a period of 2 to 3 months healing impressions and records are taken to fabricate the restoration to fit on top.
What components make up the implant restoration?
The implant is equivalent to the root of a tooth in the bone. The crown is the tooth part you see in the mouth. The abutment is the post, which connects the above.
What if I don’t have enough bone?
The gum and bone tend to shrink away once a tooth has been lost, however, new techniques and materials allow these tissues to be replaced.
What is the difference between mini implants and conventional implants?
Mini- implants are thinner and weaker than conventional implants and are particularly useful for stabilising loose dentures or making a temporary fixed restoration during more complex implant treatment.
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