Even though we take well care of our teeth, it is possible to have cavities, gum problems or tooth loss. Bridges and protesis were used as a solution for a long time until in 1960s they started to develop dental implants as a better alternative.
How is it done?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are made of titanium. After a removal of a tooth, first dental implant is placed which subsitutes for tooth root. Then, dental crown is placed onto the implant which stays for the original tooth crown.
Placement of dental implant that substitutes the tooth root is the first stage of the treatment. It is performed under local anesthesia and the patient does not feel any pain after. Once the implants are located, the healing and adaptation process starts. This process is 2 months for lower jaw and 3 months for upper jaw. Once the implants are secure in its place, dental crowns are placed and the treatment is over.