An implant is a titanium screw which is placed in the jawbone. It replaces the missing tooth root so that a prosthetic crown can be placed on it.
If you are aware of the fact that 40% of people of over 65 years of age do not have their own teeth, you will not be surprised by the present expansion of implantology.
The fact that a missing tooth can easily be replaced by a spiral titanic implant inserted in the jawbone, thus replacing the tooth root, has made life easier for many. This process does not damage the adjacent healthy teeth, which sometimes need to be filed down in order to insert a dental bridge. Furthermore, this process prevents bone resorption in the area of the removed tooth, considering that the bone is not stimulated by chewing any more.
Embedding of implants is done with local anesthesia and it lasts about 10 minutes per implant.
Implants are integrated in 97% of cases and the best option is to insert as many implants as there are missing teeth. It takes about ten minutes to insert an implant, which is performed under local anaesthesia. After several weeks, a crown holder, or the suprastructure, is placed upon the implant, after which an artificial tooth is placed upon the suprastructure. Implants can serve as the holders of single crowns, as well as bridge holders or the stabilisers of dental braces.