What is the periodontium?
The periodontium is a set of tissues, such as the gum (clearly visible), the bone that surrounds the root of the teeth, the ligament (fibers that unite the tooth to the bone) and the cementum (thin layer on the surface of the roots) which allows the insertion of the fibers of the ligament.
Why are the teeth mobile?
Periodontitis leads to bone loss, the teeth are less well held. They give the feeling of spring teeth when chewing. When the infection is controlled by the joint action of the periodontist and the patient, mobility ceases or decreases sharply.
What is a dental implant?
It is an artificial titanium root on which a ceramic crown is fixed. Its placement is surgical and intraosseous.