What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the perfect aesthetic solution for all people who are missing one or more teeth in their jaw. The implant itself is a type of screw that is inserted directly into the jawbone and replaces the root of the missing tooth. They are made of biocompatible materials so they are safe for the human body. Their advantage is the replacement of one or more teeth without grinding adjacent teeth.

Also, it is very important for you to know that dental implants imitate the root of the tooth and contribute to the preservation of the natural appearance of the facial features as well as the smile. In patients without teeth (total toothlessness), implants serve as supports for fixed restorations (bridges) or for hanging prostheses.

Types of implants

There are two types of implants on the market: titanium and zirconium implants.

Today, dental implants are most often made of titanium, a metal that does not cause allergies or irritation. Titanium has a high degree of biocompatibility and an excellent predisposition for fusion with the bone itself (osteointegrative properties).

Zirconium is a new material, a modern variant that is new on the market.

Implant installation process

The implant installation process is painless with local anesthesia, takes no more than 15 minutes and consists of two parts: a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone and replaces the root of the missing tooth and the suprastructure (the connection between the implant and the crown), on which it is made crown. After the screw is embedded in the jawbone, wait 3 to 6 months for the bone to fuse with the implant (osteointegration) and then the dental crown is placed.

How long do dental implants last?

As for the durability of the dental implant, once the body accepts it, we can freely say that in most cases it lasts for life. Controls are recommended every six months, oral hygiene is mandatory, and dental implant crowns should be replaced every ten years.

Are you a candidate for implants?

Implant installation as well as prosthetic works are not performed on patients unde