What exactly is a dental implant?
An implant is a small screw made from titanium, shaped like a dental root. Titanium is tolerated by the human body very well and can attach itself to the human bone. This allows the implant to be used as an artificial root for the anchorage of a dental prosthesis.
Who is suitable for dental implants?
The treatment with dental implants can be performed at any age, insofar body growth is concluded (19-22 years). Systemic diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular diseases are also no hinderance for the treatment.
After the loss of a single tooth, the resulting gap can be restored with an artificial tooth that is supported by a dental implant. This avoids the necessity of filing healthy neighboring teeth to hold a dental bridge.
Immediate implant placement
Modern treatment concepts allow for the placement of the implant in the same surgery, in which the destroyed tooth is removed. Thus, the number of necessary surgeries is minimized and the treatment time reduced by several months.