Dental implants offer a replacement for a missing tooth or a missing tooth root. A screw is inserted into the jawbone in the location of the natural tooth root (insertion). Implants can be supplied for individual teeth, groups of teeth or whole rows of teeth. The implants serve as a base for the replacement, e.g. a crown or a bridge. Implants establish themselves firmly in the jawbone.
Implant surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic and generally takes around 20 minutes. The wound is sewn up after insertion of the implant. The stitches are removed after 7-10 days. As a rule, the healing process takes 8 weeks. Following this, the prosthetic fitting can be carried out.