Dental implant replaces the root of a natural tooth and is implanted into the jawbone. It is most commonly made of titanium and is used in dentistry to hold compensation of one or more teeth or to replace lost individual tooth or teeth group.
Practically all dental implants used today are in the form of natural tooth root and are called endosseous implants.
They are the optimum solution in the therapeutic, medical and aesthetic sense as well.
Implants return the feeling and the look of natural teeth to patients and they fit in with rest of the dental bridge. Implant insertion begins with the first consultation with the patient, analysis of a 3D radiograph as well as analyzing the state of the jawbone and the soft tissue. Full implant integration lasts from four to six months. It should be noted that there is a possibility of immediate (directly after tooth extraction) implant insertion in certain circumstances.
Insufficient amount of bone and its quality may be a contraindication for implant insertion. In such cases, additional surgical procedure of bone reconstruction (augmentation) is applied. Poor general state of health as well as patients with whom it is impossible to establish an adequate oral hygiene may jeopardize the success of implant rehabilitation.