A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Measuring 6 to 18 mm in length, it serves as a replacement root for a tooth that has been extracted, or as an anchor for a dental prosthesis. The procedure is safe and relatively painless.
Implant-supported permanent prostheses
To replace one or several teeth, prosthetic crowns or bridges are durable and natural-looking options. The implants inserted into the jawbone help maintain bone mass, while the restoration itself helps maintain the integrity of adjacent teeth.
Implant-supported removable full dentures
A removable prosthesis offers the following benefits when all teeth need to be replaced:
- Stable and comfortable
- Improves chewing and speaking
- Maintains bone mass
- Improves self-esteem
Options include removable prostheses with spherical attachments and bar-retained removable prostheses.