A dental implant is a titan screw placed into the bone and replaces the natural dental root. The surgery is painless and done under local anesthesia. Before surgery, it is necessary to make a CT image and to visit an implantology specialist. Implants replacing of one or more teeth, all teeth in the jawbone or as roots for dental prostheses. The type of implant used depends on the situation of the bone and on special wishes of the patient.
Implantology is a part of stomatology that deals with the insertion of dental implants. There are various types of implants. Implants are made of titan, biocompatible materials inserted into the jawbone as a replacement for a lacking dental root. With the help of dental implants, the problem of one or more tooth missing exist no more. The lack of all teeth can also be a phenomenon to solve by implants taking over the role of prosthesis bearers.
If the patient follow instructions to correct oral hygiene and regularly visits the dentist, dental implants may last a lifetime.