Dental fixtures, also known as dental implants, are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jawbone to support dental restorations. They provide a stable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, improving both the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth.
Dental implants are typically made of biocompatible materials such as titanium or zirconia. These materials have the unique ability to fuse with the surrounding bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. This integration provides a strong foundation for the dental fixture, mimicking the natural tooth root and preventing bone loss in the jaw.
The placement of dental fixtures involves a multi-step process. Initially, a thorough examination and assessment of the patient’s oral health and jawbone structure are conducted to determine the suitability for dental implant placement. X-rays or CT scans may be taken to evaluate the bone density and ensure there is enough bone to support the implant.