A dental implant is a surgical device (titanium object – highly tolerated by human organisms) fused into the bones of the masticatory system (maxilla or mandible) in order to replace missing teeth roots. It constitutes a base for tooth restoration – dental crowns, bridges or even full mouth reconstruction. Restoration of teeth using dental implants has numerous advantages, the greatest one being that it does not affect adjacent teeth.
A complete dental implant treatment consists of two stages. The first one is a surgical phase, when an implant is inserted. After a few months have passed a prosthodontic restoration can be done, which makes up the second stage. However, this restoration phase often takes a while to complete. On the other hand, final results of a complete treatment are usually outstanding as a restored tooth is permanently solidly secured as well as having the same extent of functionality that regular teeth do.