Not very long ago the only possibility to treat tooth loss was wearing a prosthesis or bridge. Nowadays it is possible to substitute lost teeth with so-called implants.
Implants are artificial roots made out of titanium, a material which is totally biocompatible. Scientific investigations show that 97% of the implants are still functioning after 10 years.
The contemporary procedures of implantology allow the substitution of single as well as several teeth. Besides the neighboring teeth are maximally spared as they remain intact in contrast to conventional procedures.Moreover implants can also be very helpful after complete dental loss and thus improve the quality of life.