Developments and advancements have been steady in dental surgeries. Dentistry has witnessed numerous beneficial innovations including the latest called dental implants. Implantation in dentistry means construction and placement of artificial teeth in place decayed ones. Implants have posts that are fixed to jawbone so that they hold the enamel in place like roots of natural teeth.
Posts and other elaborate procedures that are followed in surgery make dental implants reliable and most similar to natural teeth in functionality. Partials, Dentures, Bridges, etc. are still the favoured procedures in dentistry but they are not as stable as implants are. Partials, dentures, bridges, etc. slip out of position, cause sores inside oral cavity as well as it is not as efficient in regular activities as implants are.
The technique of implantation in which implant is placed, post is installed and tooth is attached through separate surgeries is called Endosteal implantation. The technique in which metal frames are attached with posts for attachment of teeth at once is called Subperiosteal dental implant.
Only patients whose gums are fit and who have not undergone any compromise with their jawbone can undergo implantation. Moreover, hardly 10% of costs of implantations are covered by dental insurances, if at all. Thus, while dental implants have advantages, a set of disadvantages also loom around it. This brings to fore the efficiency of implants as well as conservationism of people.