Four Important Terms You Must Know Before Dental Implants Treatment

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Dental implants in Sydney have become a common dental treatment option to replace the missing teeth. Thousands of adults avail the treatment and over 85% of them are enjoying the benefits of implants without any major issues. If you have one or more missing teeth and are considering dental implants for replacing them, have a look at the following terms. These terms can help you understand the treatment procedure better and enjoy the benefits thoroughly.

Abutment

During the Sydney-based dental implant treatment, the replacement tooth in placed into the jawbone and is supported by the dental implant. The replacement tooth has two parts, one is the crown and the other is abutment. Abutment can be made from titanium, zirconium or gold. In the earlier days, the cylinder-shaped abutment was attached to the implant by using dental cement. However, these days, the pre-fabricated (or custom made in some cases) abutment are screwed into the dental implants. The role of the abutment is to determine the crown shape and allow easy cleaning of teeth.

Osseointegration

For the tooth implants treatment in Sydney to be successful, osseointegration must occur. During the treatment, the dental implant is placed inside the jawbone and the bone gradually attaches to the implant and grows around it. In the final stages, the jawbone fuses with the implant and renders its complete support to the implant. The bone-implant seamless fusion is called osseointegration. If there are problems in the ossification process, then the success of the treatment becomes questionable.

Hydroxyapatite

Generally, dentists ensure that the ossification process is well on its way during the first month post treatment. If there is an issue, then the implant surface is modified to improve ossification. Dentists try and increase the surface area of the dental implant to allow the jawbone to fuse easily. One of the common ways used to increase implant surface area is by coating dental implants with hydroxyapatite. Since hydroxyapatite belongs in the jaw as well as in the tooth bone, it allows tight bonding of the jaw bone with the implant and aids in easier healing of the wound.

Bone grafting

Some patients may not have sufficient jawbone structure to support the dental implants. Such patients are expected to undergo bone grafting. During this procedure, the dentist uses a special material and grafts it into the jawbone. The graft then takes months to settle down, fuse into the dental arrangement of the patient and becomes strong enough to support the implant. Bone grafting is common and can increase the overall cost of the dental implant treatment. Once the bone grafting is successfully completed then the dental implants in Sydney can be set and made to function normally.

A Little about Tooth Implant Sydney:

Tooth Implant Sydney is a team of experienced oral surgeons focusing only on dental implants in Sydney to offer the dental treatment at affordable rates for Australians. They use cutting edge technologies and high quality products to provide the best dental implant in sydney. To know more, visit http://toothimplantsydney.com.au/ or Call 1300 850 072

 

Ellen Cone