Dental implants are made of titanium screws, and it is placed in the jawbones in place of the missing tooth to replace the roots of the missing tooth. After the screw is placed, the fusion of the implant and jawbone takes place. After fusion, a prosthesis is placed over it that resembles the natural tooth. It provides better phonetics, stability, and mastication when compared to dentures.
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Query: Hi doctor, I lost an implant tonight. It was loose earlier with some pain and just came out easily. It is the whole implant with the screw that goes into the bone. I have had it for 15 years. I have scheduled an appointment with my dentist tomorrow, but I am concerned about the infection. I have was... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An implant also has its own life and depends on the bone. So if your implant is out, it means its osteodisintegration has occurred. It would be best to go to the dentist to get one radiograph done to see the bone and infection. I suggest you get one CBCT (cone beam com... Read Full »