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Tooth implant infection

One of the prime causes of dental implant failure is infection. However, in the United States at least, this is very uncommon. Dental implant manufacturers make great efforts to sterilize and package their dental implants so that there is no bacterial contamination. The mouth contains many potentially harmful bacteria that lurk in the gums tissues and any of these bacteria can possibly invade the area around an implant. Continue reading

About Dental Implants Part 2

Continued from Part 1

Components of implants

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Implant is the endosteal (within bone) material that is placed within the bone during stage 1 dental implant surgery. It is either titanium or titanium alloy, with or without hydroxyapatite coating. Continue reading

About Dental Implants Part 1

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Dental implants are now increasingly used to attach crowns, bridges or dentures by anchorage to bone. Despite its benefits, placement of implants requires careful patient selection and treatment planning to ensure long-term success of implants. Continue reading