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What is a Dental Implant?

3 decades ago, the method of dental implanting was introduced into dentistry and has created a revolution which has pushed aside all bridges, the extractable dentures. Ever since, we have been hearing the term “dental implant” more and more. As stated, dental implants constitute an alternative to all previous solutions listed above, when each method of dental implanting uses dental implants suitable to it.

A classic dental implant is a screw-like structure which is screwed into the jaw bone, however there are also implants which resemble a disc and external implants which provide solutions for unique cases such as dental implanting for people with bone deficiency in the basal method.

It is possible to define dental implants as artificial roots, around which new bone cells develop after their screwing into the jaw bone, in a process of bone healing.

From Endosseous Implants to Innovative Disc Implants

When the area of dental implants began developing there were only two types of implants: endosseous flat blade implants embedded in the jaw bone and an implant anchored into the cone above them, and subperiosteal implants screwed into the jaw bone with additional small bolts.

Nowadays disc implants are also used, which are in the shape of an upside down T. there are various types of disc implants which meet various needs in dental implanting procedures, and they serve as strong supporting anchors which enable implanting teeth by “immediate loading” of implants on the jaw.

These advanced implants are also a solution for extremely complex conditions such as teeth implanting for people with bone deficiencies. For example, at the Basal Implantology Center, disc implants in the lower jaw in the process of performing such dental implanting.

The success rates of dental implanting using disc implants are high due to their strength and durability over years, especially when done by a dental implanting specialist. It should be remembered that beyond the quality of the implants, dental implanting require qualification in mouth surgery, and not every dentist holds the training and experience required for ensuring optimal results. It is important to choose a dentist who will know how to suit the correct treatment method to you, the most suitable implants, who will plan and execute the procedure professionally to achieve optimal results.