Dental implants are the mainstay of replacing missing teeth these days.
Dental implants are titanium screws which are anchored to the jawbone.
It serves as the root of the new tooth. A crown which looks like the missing tooth is then fabricated which is placed on top of the implant.
They are very promising and esthetic with good chewing efficiency when compared to removable or fixed partial dentures.
Placing dental implants requires a minor surgical procedure and as with any surgical process, complications can occur with dental implants too.
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Sometimes the dental implants are not well accepted by the human body and become infected or loosen.
The causes are variable and being educated about them will help you look after your dental implant better.
By Dr. Anveeta Agarwal
BDS, MDS, Consultant Oral Pathologist
Associate Dental Surgeon
a Specialist at Dantah