Having a missing tooth can affect the way you smile, talk and eat. Implants are an alternative to conventional bridgework or dentures.

When a tooth and its root are missing, an implant replaces the missing tooth root. It is placed in the bone which is allowed to grow around it until it is firm. A made-to-match crown can then be placed on top.

Implants can be used to replace one, several or all  of the teeth in a jaw and provide a long-term solution for a natural function.

What is a dental implant?

It is an artificial root that works like a natural one.

About dental implants

A dental implant is a small but strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. Under local anaesthetic, it is inserted into the jaw bone in place of the missing tooth root and acts as a support for the tooth.

The healing phase is between 6 and 12 weeks depending on the individual medical situation. During this period the implant becomes securely attached to the jaw bone – a process called osseointegration. Once healed, this artificial root acts as a base for fixing individual crows, multi-tooth bridges, or an entire dental prosthesis.

Materials and surfaces of Straumann Implants

Titanium (commercially pure) is a biocompatible metal, non-toxic and well-tolerated by the body. Its many medical uses include surgical implements and implants, where high strength and low weight are preferred.

One of its most important medical applications is in implants. Those made from titanium have been shown to bond very well to living bone and can last for decades.

Roxolid®2 is a groundbreaking material from Straumann specifically designed for use in dental implantology. It is a titanium-zirconium alloy, stronger than pure titanium with excellent osseointegration properties – a combination which is unique in the market of dental implants.