What is a dental implant?
Dental implantation is the artificial replacement of tooth roots. A dental implant is made of titanium. Its material does not irritate the surrounding tissues and is fully biocompatible with the bone tissue of the jaw. After the process of osseointegration, i.e. the ossification, the implant is loaded with a denture, a crown, a fixed bridge or a removable denture stabilized with the implants.
This is a durable and frequently used solution to eliminate tooth loss in a way that most resembles your own teeth, or to replace the tooth to be removed.
In the case of a fully developed jaw, anyone can be considered for a dental implant, regardless of age, as long as the patient has an adequate amount of bone tissue. If the latter condition is not met, our clinic also offers bone grafting.
In what cases is a dental implant recommended?
If your removable dentures are slipping and you can’t eat your favorite foods without inconvenience, implant-supported dentures may be the perfect solution! As there are many variations of this, our specialist will determine the most suitable solution for you after a personal consultation and CT scan.
A dental implant is also recommended if only one tooth needs to be replaced, as this eliminates the need to grind down the adjacent teeth and can replace the gap without damaging them.
Here are some reasons to consider why a missing tooth needs to be replaced with an implant as soon as possible:
The adjacent tooth may move in the direction of a lack of teeth, which can later cause difficulty chewing.
If the tooth is missing for a long time and no force is applied to the bone, the jawbone may become thinner.
While eating, food debris can get into the gap, which can have a negative effect on adjacent teeth.
Depending on the position of the missing tooth, it can affect articulation and speech. Replacing them, of course, has a positive effect on self-confidence.