Dental implants are purposely designed components that are nowadays used as the best solution for the lack of one or more teeth. They are embedded in the bone tissue of the upper and/or the lower jawbone at the position of the missing tooth, replacing the root. Dental implants are made from titanium or titanium alloys, a fully biocompatible material that does not contain substances with toxic, allergenic and carcinogenic potential. Dental implant placement is performed under local anesthesia. This procedure is quick and takes approximately 15 minutes per implant.
Before the implantation procedure it is necessary to do an analysis of X-rays image, for the purpose of determining bone level, vicinity of surrounding anatomical structures, as well as to treat any infection that may be present in oral cavity such as gingivitis, parodontopathy and dental caries. In the post implantation period, an osseointegration occurs, a process that involves the formation of a new bone around the implant placed. The osseointegration period is 1-3 months. After this period, implants are covered with superstructures (an abutment, the replacement for parts which support dental restoration), after which a prosthetic work is done, a crown or a bridge, depending on the option for which the patient has opted for.