What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small component of titanium or titanium-zirconium which is introduced into the jawbone in place of missing natural tooth root. The implant can be placed on an operation of outpatient surgery with local anesthesia. Generally, the titanium is well tolerated by the human body and has been shown to form a strong bone bonding with titanium.
A time integrated into the bone, the artificial root acts as a basis for fixing individual crowns and multi-unit bridges. The implant can also be used as anchorage for a complete denture.