Dental implants are artificial replacements that are embedded into the jawbone to serve as a substitute for a natural root, and as carriers for crowns, bridges or dentures.
They are made of titanium, which is mainly used because of its biological neutrality, which is very important for the bone tissue to accept embedded foreign body.
The deficiency of one tooth can affect the functions of the entire masticatory system and can dramatically alter its aesthetics. Implants solve both problems. Traditional approaches require that the loss of one or more teeth can be compensated by grinding the adjacent teeth and creating bridges, partial or full dentures.
Modern dentistry offers new solutions with the use of implants.
Implants are performed under local anesthesia whereby the procedure is completely painless. The approach to each patient is distinct and depends on the results of the x-rays and the state of preservation of the jaw bone. During the installation of dental implants, the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so that they can amalgamate together, creating a stable support for the new teeth. The duration of the fusion of the implants in the lower jaw is usually 2 to 3 months, while in the upper jaw up to 4 to 6 months.
After this period, the implant is opened and the special element shapes gums which gives a natural look, “as if the tooth has grown from the bone.” This process takes from 2 to 4 weeks, which is followed by works to complete the procedure, which is similar to the traditional method of installing crowns.