A dental implant is a titanium screw placed in the jawbone to replace the lost tooth or teeth, which combines with the bone tissue and acts as a natural tooth root. Titanium used in implants is considered a tissue-friendly material by the body. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia without the patient feeling any discomfort.
Unlike crowns and dentures, an implant provides better speech and chewing functions while also making facial features look natural. After the bone development is completed, this treatment can be applied at any age (16-17 in girls, 18 in boys). There is no upper age limit for adults. The implant can be used by anyone with good general health. The elderly tend to lose more teeth and often have some bone loss in the jaw, as a result this age group is more likely to require implants.
Implant threads come in certain thicknesses and widths. The quality of the bone in the jaw is important and the jawbone must have a height and width to fit where the implant will be placed. Without these considerations, an implant may not be successful.
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