What is a dental implant?
Dental implants have been a tooth replacement option for almost 50 years. They are now considered to be one of dentistry’s standard therapies. Furthermore, implantology is based on a solid scientific foundation of research and experience.
A natural tooth consists of a crown and a root. A dental implant is an artificial dental root which is positioned directly in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth.
What options exist for replacing a tooth?
Missing teeth are replaced for functional (chewing, talking), esthetic (appearance) and health reasons (breaking up food to ensure good digestion). The choice of tooth replacement depends on the position in the mouth, the condition of the neighboring teeth and, most of all, the number of missing teeth.
- Dental implants
- Sinus lift
- Bone grafting
- Zygoma implants
What is the procedure for dental implant treatment?
The planning of the procedure depends on the individual dental situation and will be discussed in detail with your dentist before treatment begins. The length of the treatment depends on the type of procedure and the number of implants to be placed.
Dental implants are typically placed in an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. The area of the procedure is made numb so that the implant can be inserted into the bone without pain.