A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is embedded in the jawbone. This artificial root which integrates perfectly with the bone tissue is used to replace one or more absent teeth, to support a crown, a bridge, or a dental prosthesis. Since it is anchored into the bone, the dental implant is much stronger than a removable dental prosthesis. In addition to being durable, it offers many advantages: it allows recovering the aesthetics of a natural tooth, it improves food mastication, it facilitates cleaning, etc. For these reasons, it remains the ideal replacement solution for a missing tooth. Its surgical installation has three steps: the implant is first screwed into the bone; the integration of the implant in the bone is then ascertained before the pillar is introduced into the titanium root; when the healing period is over, the dental crown can finally be installed.
Depending on your dental condition, your specialist will recommend various types of prostheses that can be secured on your dental implants. To replace a missing tooth, the most commonly used solution is the crown (usually made of ceramic because this very durable material is the one that best imitates the natural tooth). If you have lost one or more teeth, the restoration generally used is a bridge (a natural looking structure that fills the toothless space). In addition to being aesthetic, a bridge offers many advantages. If you need to replace all the teeth of your upper or lower jaw, your dentist will most certainly suggest the complete acrylic prosthesis. The latter, which is particularly appreciated by patients, is secured onto the dental implants, either in a permanent or removable fashion. If you feel pain, if you find mastication difficult, or if you wish to recover your natural smile, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our dentists and specialists.