A modern dental implant is a titanium screw that is embedded into the jaw bone and coalesces with it. The implant serves as a replacement for the root of the lost or missing tooth.
In our many years of practice, we have worked with several significant implant systems. Based on our practical experience, it is impossible to give preference to any of them, especially because many existing systems in the market possess the required characteristics an implant should have.
Most important factors for a good implantation are good anatomical conditions – good bone quality and quantity. Of course, the most important factor is the selection of the best placement technique, which requires substantial experience and knowledge from the attending dental expert.
The advantages of dental implants over conventional dental bridges and prosthesis are:
Aesthetics: the look and feel that the patient with the embedded implant has is the closest resemblance to a natural tooth. The implant grows tightly together with the jawbone, thereby reducing resorption, i.e., bone loss.
Preservation of remaining teeth: by the incorporation of implants in the area of the missing teeth, the integrity of the natural teeth is maintained because the natural teeth are not ground to fill the “gaps”. The embedded implants preserve the bone volume around the implant by preventing resorption as a result of inactivity (atrofia ex inactivitate).
Functionality: having dental implants will enable you to eat and speak normally again.