The necessity of full dental implants varies from patient to patient. Some of them require it to replace a single tooth, others for multiple. It can close spaces and gaps, hold fillers in place and take the place of removable bridges. They are built by technicians, under the direction of the dentist. The prosthetics are surgically imbedded into the patient’s jaw, holding the false teeth in place.

Through one type of surgery, called endosteal, the implant is installed inside of the jaw bone. The professional will work with various screws, blades or cylinders to provide the base of the tooth structure. However, with subperiosteal, it is placed on the surface of the bone. It is held there by framework posts. The latter is best for patients that can’t use regular dentures.

This option is used to omit the need for dentures. Dentures are false teeth that are kept in the patient’s mouth to correct problems or replace their full set of teeth. They come in the form of bridges or removable prosthetics. The problems with dentures are that they are many times not balanced enough to keep from wobbling and shaking within the mouth, among other things. Many patients that previously used them complained of clicking while they ate or spoke, which can be quite embarrassing for the patient. They also have to typically be replaced at around 10 years of use.

Full dental implants, however, fix such problems completely. They are aesthetically pleasing as they are matched in appearance to the real teeth within the mouth. They don’t affect neighboring teeth, nor do they sacrifice the health of the jaw bone.