Dental implants are artificial substitutes which resemble the root of a tooth and have the shape of a screw. They are placed in the bone of the jaw by means of a local intervention under local anesthesia. The bone then locks the implant into place by fusing, or attaching itself, to the implant. Implants are made of high quality pure titanium or titanium alloy with other metals to increase their strength and are completely biocompatible with the body tissue.
Dental implants are placed in the upper or lower jaw by means of a small intervention under local anesthesia. They can be an option for patients who have lost one single tooth or more teeth
Among their most important advantages are their resistance to occlusal forces,their long-term survival rates and their ability to mimic natural teeth once they are restored with a single crown or a bridge.
Dental Implants used to support:
- a single dental crown
- a dental bridge
- a removable overdenture
- a complete rehabilitation of the dental arch with the use of bridges on multiple implants,
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is a patient who has a good oral hygiene and sufficient bone to place one or more implants. After their final restoration with a crown, a bridge or an overdenture, implants are treated like natural teeth and are cleaned daily. In the case of crowns or bridges daily flossing is also necessary. Once they are placed regular appointments for control check-ups are being fixed to regularly monitor the bone around the implant and to make sure dental instructions are being kept to ensure long-term survival of the implant.