Dental implants are an effective replacement for lost teeth. As anchors in the jawbone, dental implants form a stable foundation for permanent attachment of the crown. Grinding of adjacent teeth does not take place, and loss of bone tissue by atrophy is prevented. The general consensus of opinion is that implants carry a success rate of around 95%.
A single implant as root substitute is the most elegant way of achieving a cosmetically ideal closure of the gap. In completely edentulous jaws, dental implants are a secure fixation method for removable full dentures. This spares patients the usual disadvantages of conventional false teeth. Implants are essentially artificial dental roots that transmit chewing forces from the teeth into the jawbone.
The dental implant is a screw-shaped buttress, which replaces the natural dental root. The implant is inserted in the jawbone, where it will be firmly held by the bone after 6-8 weeks. During this healing phase, dental implants are usually not covered by soft tissue, so a further surgical procedure is not required when the crown is attached.
Dental implants are made from commercially pure titanium. This material is integrated without complications with the body’s tissues - no allergic reactions will occur. Firm anchorage in the bone and harmonious adaptation of the gum margin to the implant body result in a solid foundation for a reliable and long lasting dental substitution.
Dental Implant Options
An single implant is placed in bone then the Crown is affixed.
Implants used to support a bridge are placed and allowed to bond in the same manner as a single tooth implant.