Implantology represents one of the biggest breakthroughs in dentistry in the last few decades. It allows artificial teeth roots to be anchored into the jawbone that are just as good as the natural teeth they are replacing.
When teeth are lost, there are several methods available for securing a replacement tooth in position. Usually, they require varying degrees of healthy dental substance to be filed down. To anchor a bridge, for example, the two neighbouring teeth are shaped so that they can act like posts. The loss of healthy tissue does not in any way compromise stability – unlike with an implant, which is as solid as a true dental root. Once inserted into the jawbone, it knits firmly with the surrounding tissue. The material is of course entirely compatible with the body. Thanks to its threaded body, the implant can be fitted with all types of replacement structures, be they crowns, bridges or dentures. If the structure gets damaged, it is simply unscrewed and repaired or replaced. If you would like to learn more about implants, we will be delighted to explain the advantages and disadvantages to you in your individual case.