Dental implants normally consist of screws most often made of titanium. A surgical procedure will place the screw into the jawbone and replace the missing root of your tooth. The dental replacement, crown, bridge or prosthesis will then be mounted onto this artificial pillar.
Dental implants replace individual teeth as well as larger dental gaps or a shortened row of teeth. These implants ask for a good overall health status of the patient as a basic requirement. A sufficient amount of bone material and a good bone quality must be available for the implant to have a secure support in the jawbone. Gum diseases need to be treated before any implantation can take place.