Implantology is a field of dentistry dealing with placement of dental implants to restore the natural function of a lost tooth and regain the aesthetics of the dentition. Modern implantology covers also the procedures of bone augmentation, e.g. maxillary sinus lift, with the use of bone-forming biomaterials.
The procedure is performed to reconstruct deficient bone for the purposes of dental implant placement.
What is a dental implant?
Currently, dental implants provide a state-of-the-art method to replace missing teeth.This is the best solution for patients who, despite tooth loss, wish to enjoy a healthy smile without the risk that the teeth will appear unnatural. Dental implants are an alternative for traditional solutions, such as dentures and bridgework, which do not guarantee that degree of a natural look.
An implant is made of an extremely durable material – titanium. It is composed of a titanium “screw”, abutment (a part joining the “screw” with the prosthetic restoration) and a porcelain crown, replacing the missing tooth.
Titanium is a biocompatible material and does not provoke allergies nor inflammation. Titanium is a metal best tolerated by the human organism.