Dental Implants and Implant Dentistry

Implant dentistry is a field of dentistry that uses Dental Implants to refer to dental treatments that offer teeth replacement. Implant dentistry and the related concepts have been developed successfully since the 1960’s. The finding that titanium, the most commonly used material for dental implants, may have bone growing around it has been a major discovery for implant dentistry. Up until that time only the top part (the dental crowns) of missing teeth could be replaced. This is because no way to replace the roots of the teeth was available. Dental implants (also known as Teeth Implants) can now replace both the crowns and the roots of missing teeth, and the field of Implant Dentistry has grown considerably since that first discovery.Learn more by visiting Implant Dentistry

A lot of research is being carried out in the area of teeth implants. Indeed, since realising the potential of dental implants, research has developed significantly to try to optimise this form of dental therapy. Titanium is the material of choice used in Implant Dentistry as mentioned earlier. It is a very biocompatible material, which means it interacts well with, and is well tolerated by, the gum and bone tissues. Grade IV (medical grade) titanium is used mostly commercially pure for implants.

Implant Dentistry now involves a number of large companies, each having its own particular systems and components. Teeth implants have a number of different components and these are discussed in more detail on our website for Dental Implants. If you are considering this form of treatment for yourself, it is important to take the time to become familiar with the concept of dental implants. Some of Implant Dentistry’s best-known systems are Straumann, Astra Tech, Nobel, 3i and Zimmer. The various Implant Dentistry systems will differ in titanium surface shape , size, dimension, and finish. There are a number of factors your Implant Dentist needs to consider when choosing a Teeth Implant system. It is also important to know, in addition to all the clinical criteria, that your Teeth Implant system has a significant research background to it that shows support for its long term success.

Thus you can see that the treatment of teeth implants involves many factors, including the collaboration of dentists, gum specialists (periodontists), dental technicians and sometimes oral surgeons. Therefore, it is also important to have someone who can coordinate these many factors involved in implant dentistry, so that treatment with dental implants delivers long-term results that are successful and satisfying.