What is dental implant?

A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth.

In providing implants, we rely on dental implant systems with proven success rates, including Nobel Biocare Replace implants, Dentsply Friadent Ankylos implants and SM implants. Using these systems, implants can be placed in one day – the same day as the tooth extraction – with crowns or bridges added three to six months later.

We use different Dental Implant Systems

  • NobelBiocare Replace Dental Implants
  • Schuetz Dental Impla
  • Straumann

Natural teeth consist of the crown and the root. The crown is the visible section that is covered with white enamel. Supporting the crown is the tooth root which extends into the jawbone. The root is the part of the tooth that is effectively replaced by an implant.

There are commonly three parts to what is described as an implant – the implant device itself (which is inserted directly into the bone); the abutment – the piece that connects the implant device to the third part – the overlying crown or denture.
Today’s implants are predominantly made of titanium, a metal that is bio-compatible and offers strength and durability as well as a unique property of fusing directly to bone – the process known as osseointegration.

Dental implants work by a process known as osseointegration, which occurs when bone cells attach themselves directly to the titanium surface, essentially locking the implant into the jaw bone.
Osseointegrated implants can then be used to support prosthetic tooth replacements of various designs and functionality, replacing anything from a single missing tooth to a full arch (all teeth in the upper and lower jaw). These replacement teeth are usually made to match the natural enamel color of each patient which offers a completely natural appearance and a whole new smile.

Dental implant treatment case