Dental Implants are man made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are designed to be similar to the tooth roots. They are anchored in the jaw bone and replacement teeth are permanently secured upon them. 2 Types of Implants are used:
Mini-Implant(Latest Implant System)
Mini-implant system consists of miniature titanium Implant that acts like the root of the tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the crown and bridges or can be used in the base of a denture. Teeth replacement can be done on the same day of the surgery(Immediate Implants) or prosthesis can be placed in 6-8 weeks.
Similar with mini implant but larger and more stable implant is used which remains under the gums for 3-6 months. After which the implant is exposed by removing gum tissue and teeth are placed.