Dental implants represent the greatest technological advancement in dentistry and serve as a replacement for lost teeth.
The implant is a titanium alloy screw that is placed in the jawbone. In that way, it replaces the root of the missing tooth, and on which an artificial tooth or bridge is later placed. The implant can be placed in both the upper and lower jaw and can be placed in both younger and older patients.
The process of implant placement itself belongs to light surgical interventions, it is performed under local anesthesia, so the pain after implantation is minimal. After the implant is placed, it is necessary to avoid physical activity, in the first three days after the operation, we advise consuming soft and mushy food, so that the tissue under which the implant is placed would not get wet. On the seventh day of the operation, the sutures are removed and after that, a period of osseointegration or fusion of the bone implant is waited for. The period of adhesion is individual and lasts from 3 to 6 months, after which a support for the crown is placed, ie a superstructure, on which an artificial tooth is placed. In addition to independent crowns, implants can be bridge supports, and they can also stabilize dentures.