A dental implant is a prosthetic root that is settled on the Maxillary bone or the jaw to replace a missing tooth. Natural teeth consist of a crown and a root. The crown is the visible part which is also covered with white enamel. The root of the tooth is the part where the crown rests and it extends through the Maxillary. The root is the part that is effectively replaced by an implant.
There are commonly three parts in what it is described as an implant – The implant by itself (that places directly in the bone); the support – the piece that connects the implant device for the third part – the overlying crown or denture.
Today implants are made essentially of titanium or zirconium, totally biocompatible, and they offer durability and resistance as well as a unique bone fusion property called Osseointegration. Other techniques used to produce implants are carried out by our staff in our own Master Dental Laboratory. It consists of removing the root, after scanning the piece, making an exact replica that includes an additional structure as the support where the zirconium-porcelain crown will be placed. This technique is very valuable since we don’t have to perform any additional procedure in order to place a manufactured implant. Then in the same socket where the root was located will be used to place the exact replica of the root, but now in zirconium.