A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically placed in the jaw bone under the gum line. Replacement teeth or a bridge can then be mounted on it. It looks and functions just like your natural tooth. It lets you smile, speak, enjoy food and drink as you used to do. Another advantage of implants is that they are a long-term solution. With regular dentist visits and thorough care, they can last a lifetime.
The main requirements when using implants are a good state of the bone and healthy gums. Quality implants are made from special dental materials which our body does not recognize as a foreign object. It makes the osseointegration process – the implants fusion with the surrounding bone – proceed faster. Placed implants need regular dentist visits and thorough care in order to ensure long-term success.