A dental implant is an artifical tooth root replacement made of pure titanium, which anchors into the jawbone and supports an implant crown. The bone grows around the implant screw's roughened surface. Titanium could be succesfully incorporated into bone; it is biocompatible and stable, as if it was a natural tooth root but even stronger. A variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported bridge or implant-supported denture. Dental implants can be for one tooth, several teeth or, in some special cases, for your entire mouth. This way you will have fixed permanent teeth again! Not only the appearance, but also the safe feeling of natural teeth is restored.
There is an advantage of dental implants that no other dental restoration can claim: it is the prevention of early bone reassertion. As with dentures, when teeth are missing the bone will resorb due to lack of stimulation by chewing, same as with dentures. It issues in the fact that the prosthesis will not find retention. This is not the case with dental implants.
Sinus lifting is a common surgical intervention nowadays. We thicken the adequate part of atrophic maxilla towards the sinus with the help of bone transplantation or bone expletive substance and as a result of it we enable the implantation.
Bone replacement will be necessary in case of lack of adequately thick bone, which could hold the implant. Substances used during the process of bone replacement can be the own bone of the patient (auto transplantation) or artificially produced bone expletive substance. The intervention can be carried out in maxilla and mandibula as well.