What is an implant ?
The implant is an artificial root which is anchored in the bone of your jaw. It has as a function to replace a natural root which was lost (decays, fracture…). The implant is thus used as foundation to support an artificial crown, a bridge or a mobile device.
Why implantology ?
The recourse to the implantology to replace one or more teeth absent, makes it possible not to touch with the close teeth which it would have to be mutilated if one wanted to produce a bridge or a mobile device. The implantology also makes it possible to preserve the osseous volume of your jaws. Indeed, the bone of your jaws reabsorbs if it does not support a natural or artificial root. When a mobile prosthesis does not hold, the implants make it possible to stabilize it. Lastly, it should be known that in the event of failure, it is always possible to start again the intervention or to choose another technique.
Insertion of the implant
The gum is opened, and one inserts the implant in the bone. This stage is carried out under local anesthesia and any pain nor nuisance does not cause. You will be able as of the following day to find a normal activity.
In general, the implant remains hidden under the gum so that the cicatrization of the bone around the implant is not disturbed. The time of cicatrization, variable according to various criteria, is from 2 to 6 months. However, in certain cases, the head of the implant can be visible in mouth as of the installation.
When the cicatrization is acquired, one can connect the prosthesis to the artificial root; this one then takes the aspect and the function of a natural tooth.