Dental implants have become popular in tooth replacement dentistry. Each implant is actually a metal screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The use of a metal screw may seem unhealthy. However, the metal that is used is titanium, which is nonreactive.
Once the metal screw has been inserted into the bone, the implant requires a period of healing in which the screw fuses with the bone. This fusion, which is called osseointegration, occurs over a period of a few months.
If you have dental implants, there is going to be a small space of gum beneath the implant that is going to be very difficult for your toothbrush to reach. This is a problem because it can result in food getting stuck in this space and rotting over a short period of time. When this food rots, it can cause an infection that can threaten the integrity of your dental implants and cause you a lot of pain.