How implants work
Dental implants utilize the placement of man-made tooth roots into the upper or lower jaw as an anchor for natural looking crowns. Since they look and function just like natural teeth, they are a terrific option to replace one or more missing teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
A dental implant-supported restoration incorporates three components:
Types of dental implants
Just five companies are responsible for the manufacture of approximately 90% of the implants in use today. In addition to the different brands available, your doctor can select from implants that are tapered or straight and those designed for varying bone widths, heights and densities.
All dental implants work in essentially the same manner, and the brand and type used are generally a matter of your doctor’s preference. When you first consult with a doctor, you may wish to ask about the implant system he or she uses and why. The most important thing is that your doctor chooses implants that have a track record for reliability and that he or she is experienced and comfortable with the system.
Another consideration is compatibility between the doctor performing the surgical placement and the doctor performing the restoration. It is important both doctors be equally comfortable and experienced with the implant system that has been selected. Of course, choosing a doctor who does both the surgical placement and the restoration, as does Dr. Sirakian, would eliminate this concern.