Implants are specifically shaped compensations to replace the missing tooth root and they are the basis of crowns, bridges or dentures. By building-in of implants multiple advantages can be achieved for the teeth compensation on the aesthetic, as well as on the functional level.
Implants are surgically placed in the jaw. Due to the fact that implants tie together with the jaw bone, they provide a stable support for dental restorations. When the implant is embedded in the bone, the superstructure is placed onto it, which replaces the teeth stumps, and serves as a carrier for the crown, bridge or dentures. The key to success lies in the process of oseointegration of the implant. In the period after the surgical setting of the implant in the bone-tissue of the jaw a complex process of oseointegration takes place which involves the formation of a new bone in contact with the implant surface.