The dental implant is used to replace the root of a missing tooth
The dental implant is used to replace the root of a missing tooth. This is actually a titanium screw that is attached to the jawbone. Due to the material used, the risks of rejection or infection are practically nil. Subsequently, the implant will be attached to a crown (the visible part of the tooth).
The advantages of implantology are numerous :
- Permanent solution
- Maintaining bone mass in the jaw
- Best chewing function
- Enhanced aesthetics
However, certain criteria are required for a patient to benefit from implantology. First, he must enjoy good general health. In addition, the bone mass of the jaw must be sufficiently massive to be able to support the implant. If this is not the case, a bone graft could be considered.