Dentists insist on the importance of each case individually, as each person is different. The specialist should be able to make a prior, clear and precise diagnosis, act upon and implement the protocols established with the necessary guarantees. Periodontal Treatments are focused on each case, but the outcome is not always what people want. For instance, if you are missing a tooth because of periodontal issues, the dentist may suggest that they repair the cause and place implants. Society is very satisfied with the results of this treatment, but the person who undergoes this procedure should be “patient” and follow proper maintenance protocols and subsequent tests.
A dental implant consists of the following parts:
* Implant body: Made of titanium. This is the part that forms with the jaw bone. It is generally shaped like a cylinder, although there are other types. This is the point where the dentist decides if there are to be additional Periodontal Treatments in Oak Lawn.
* Cover cylinder: After inserting in the 1st stage surgical implant body in bone, the module cover is placed at the peak in order to prevent tissue growth inside the thread which holds the module or upper portion.
* Healing abutment: After osseointegration is finished, the dentist performs the 2nd stage of the surgery, in which the cover cylinder is removed and the healing abutment is screwed on, whose function is to prolong the implant body on the soft tissues, and allow the binding of the gingival mucosa, thus resulting in the gums sealing themselves.
* Prosthetics connection: There are different types of prosthetic connections, among the best known we can name: External Hex, Internal Hex, Morse, and Friction.
In the market, there are many trademarks of dental implants with very different costs. It is important to use good quality dental implants that are supported by scientific long-term studies. Either way, once dental implants are placed the patient has to wait for it to “integrate” with the bone before moving forward. The time between the placement of dental implants and prosthesis ranges between 4 and 6 months depending on whether it is the lower or upper jaw (waiting is higher with the upper because the bone quality is usually worse). Visit Oak Lawn Smiles Family Dentistryto learn more about implantology and other periodontal treatments in Oak Lawn.