A dental implant is the best solution for replacing a missing tooth. The implant is a titanium screw placed into the bone with a small surgical intervention. The whole procedure lasts about half an hour and if all rules are followed, the procedure should not cause bigger complications or later pain.
The implant replaces the missing root and tooth roots and becomes the new crown, bridge or retention for the replacement or provides support for the denture.
After the procedure, the implant needs time to integrate, i.e. grow with the bone. This process is called Osseo integration, and lasts 4 to 6 months. In case of a toothless jaw we can place them in the form of a fixed bride on only four implants. The system is called ALL-ON-FOUR.