The root device that is made usually of titanium is called a dental implant, it is used in dentistry in order to provide support to the restorations that look like a group of teeth that will be replacing the missing teeth. A typical dental implant is made up of titanium screw that looks like a tooth root with a smooth or roughened surface. There are a lot of dental implants mostly made of titanium that are commercially pure which have 4 available grades based on the amount of iron and carbon that it contains.
These dental implants are commonly used to repair bridgework, replacement of a missing tooth or a group of teeth, and the retention and support of dentures.
The dental implants today are can be seen as endosseous implants with a root form which would look a lot like the actual tooth root, they also have a root form. The dental implants are then placed in the jaw bone and will be attached to the surrounding jaw bone. The jaw bone will be osseointegrating and accepting the dental implants.
Osseointegration means there will be a fusion of the surface of the implant with the surrounding bones of the jaw. Even if the dental implants will be fused with the surrounding bone, they will still feel quite different from the natural teeth every time the person will be chewing because the implants do not have a periodontal ligament.
The dental implants will remain hard and firm compared to the flexibility of the natural teeth since each of them will be attached to the periodontal ligament individually.
Most of the dental implants before the root form endosseous implants are either blade endosseous implants or those that have the metal shape piece within the bone that will look like a flat blade or a sub-periosteal implants that will have a framework made to lie upon and will be attached with screws to the bones that are exposed in the jaws.
Dental implants usually support different kinds of dental prosthesis like the dentures, crowns, or implant supported bridges. The dental implants can also be utilized as something to secure an orthodontic tooth movement. These dental implants will allow the un-directional movement of the tooth without the movement of the joint.
You need to be aware that having a dental implants is not for every person. The person must have the right amount of supporting bone in the upper jaw that will be in such closeness to the maxillary sinus. It is also important for the person to have a good oral hygiene and an overall good health.
A person can easily have dental implants inserted in his or her jaw bones to replace the missing tooth or a group of teeth if he or she possesses all those important factors.