The technique is based on the fact that an artificial (titanium) root-implant is ingrafted into the place of the lost tooth root. After a certain time the implant is loaded with a prosthetic unit (crown). Implantation is usually carried out in several stages. This is due to the fact that some time is needed for the integration (engraftment) process.
The philosophy of implantation technique is to offer patients an alternative to buffing (filing) adjacent teeth for crowns in the event of loss of one or more teeth. Implants can help get rid of a dental bridge, or a removable denture or, in some cases, significantly improve the fixation of a removable denture.
To learn how to properly take care of implants you can find lots of useful information in our article “Hygiene after implantation”.