A dental implant is an artificial root that is the same size as a natural dental root. Implants are made of titanium and are between 8 and 16mm in length.
Titanium is a metal with a high acceptance rate when used as an implant. It is very rare that the body rejects titanium. The implant assumes the function
of the root and conducts the chewing force onto the jawbone. A major advantage of this is that because of this natural pressure, the jawbone remains vital
and does not shrink.
A short, painless procedure
To allow the implant to assume the function of the old dental root, the implant is embedded in the jaw during a short procedure under local anaesthetic.
The subsequent bone growth will ensure bonding with the implant. Once the bone and the implant are sufficiently bonded, a solid base is created to which dentures,
crowns or bridges can be attached.
Dental implants are safe
Since the development of implantology in the 1960s, the use of implants has been researched in over 10,000 scientific studies. This includes numerous
long-term studies in which implant solutions have been monitored for upwards of 15 years. The extensive research conducted over the last 40 years convincingly
supports the high success rate of over 96%.