An implant will replace the missing root and thus work as a foundation for a new crown. This solution provides a fixed tooth which will work just like the original tooth in practice. Cosmetically, an implant is also a good solution, as you will have a crown on top of the implant which will look like your natural teeth.
In theory, we will be able to insert an implant anywhere in your row of teeth as long as there’s enough bone to attach it to. If there isn’t enough bone, we will usually do a bone formation and afterwards insert the implant.
If you’re in doubt about how you want one or several teeth replaced, please feel free to contact us to learn more about the various solutions. At Curaeos, we have a lot of experience with replacements of lost teeth, and we’re able to guide you through the solutions.
What Is an Implant?
An implant is a small metal screw inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing root of a tooth and function as a foundation for a new crown. Thus, the implant functions as an artificial root screwed into the jawbone and it isn’t visible in the mouth since the actual implant is situated beneath the gums.
An implant is made from titanium which is a metal that is fairly bio-compatible with the human body. This means that the body won’t reject it but will, instead, integrate it into the jawbone.
An implant consists of three parts. The implant itself may be compared with a rawlplug and is attached to the jawbone. The second part is the abutment connecting the implant with the crown. The third part is the crown which is attached to the foundation.
Implants can also be used to attach removable dentures with a locking system.
Is It Painful to Get an Implant?
As we use a local anaesthetic, the treatment will be completely pain-free. You may experience slight discomfort around the operated area after the treatment.
We know that a lot of patients might be nervous or worried about a visit to the dentist. We will always do our best to ensure that all our patients feel safe and have the best possible experience at the clinic.
We are extra careful with patients suffering from dental phobia. If you suffer from dental phobia, please let us know when you make an appointment. Then we will make sure to schedule extra time for your treatment. You can read more about dental phobia here.