A dental implant is an
artificial tooth root, which is made of biocompatible
metal ( ex. Titanium) ,placed into the bone of the jaw
in place of a lost tooth to support a replacement tooth
or bridge that resembles a natural tooth in appearance.
Such an implant will allow you to chew normally as if
you still had your own tooth.
Even though this is more
expensive than other treatments, it gives you a natural
appearance. There is no need to cut down healthy teeth
and possible to chew well. But this may require a longer
treatment period and surgery is required.
Dental implants may be split
into two separate categories based on the diameter of
the device. Small diameter dental implants, most often
referred to as ‘Mini Implants’, are those with a
diameter less than three millimeters (3mm.) Likewise,
standard or conventional implants are larger than 3mm in
diameter. Mini dental implants are cheaper than
conventional dental implants