The Structure of an Implant

All natural teeth consist of a root and a crown. The root provides the tooth with a safe fixation and additionally ensures a consistent position of the jaw bone. In case the tooth needs to be replaced, the implant takes on this role as an artificial root. Similarly to a dowel, the implant is sunk into the jaw bone, is therefore no longer being visible from the outside, and serves as a foundation for the new crown.

Implant Material

Ceramic or titanium are employed as implant material. Both types of material have advantages and disadvantages.

Titanium Implants

Titanium is stable, highly compatible, and known to grow in quickly. However, the purity of the material plays...

Ceramic Implants

Ceramic implants are still quite new, resulting in a lack of long-term studies. Their major advantages include the...

Types of Implants

There are countless types of different implants. Three versions have prevailed in practice.

Zygoma Implants

Zygoma implants are significantly longer than conventional implants. They are typically used in special situations.

Mini Implants

Here, everything is “mini“: Treatment time, implant size, and costs. But are mini implants really advisable?