Dental implants – all you need to know

An implant or dental implant is a modern and good way to replace lost teeth and fill in dental cavity, whether it is a single tooth or multiple, forehead or cheek tooth. In short, the treatment involves inserting a titanium screw (dental implant) into the jawbone, which then puts a tooth (dental implant crown) with porcelain on the outside. This crown fits in with the other teeth so you can not see it’s an artificial tooth. Implant treatment should be completely painless with local anesthesia. We have also treated patients with dental fears only with local anesthesia.

Dental implants are of the metal titanium that have been shown to heal into the body with a very good prediction. Modern dental implants were originally developed by a Swedish professor (Per-Ingvar Brånemark) who operated the first dental implants in 1967. Dental implants have been developed further and have been used with great success. The illustration illustrates the difference between an implant (dental implant) and a tooth.

How is dental implants performed?


Prior to implant treatment, careful planning and investigation must be done. We look at your public health, oral health and implant area to determine if implant treatment is the best solution. The survey must always be supplemented with X-rays. If you meet the requirements for implant treatment you can go ahead and make time for insertion of the dental implant. If you have active disease like dental care, you must be pre-treated before implantation.

Implant surgery:

During normal local anesthesia that guarantees pain, the gums are opened in the area of ​​operation so that we have access to the jaw bone. The jaw bone is prepared for insertion of the implants and the dental implants are inserted. After the implant surgery, the area will sore a little for a few days. Then, regular pain reliever tablets will reduce the soreness. The gums heal within a few weeks and the jawbone grows into the dental implants over two to three months.

Implant crown or bridge:

After healing, implants are imprinted and sent to a dental technician for completion of the implant crowns, implant bridges or implant prostheses. If the whole jaws are to be replaced, either it can be made in the form of a detachable prosthesis clipped onto the titanium jars or in the form of a completely fixed bridge similar to natural teeth.


The treatment is completed by attaching the crown, bridge or prosthesis to the implant by the dental technician. If it is a larger design where multiple teeth are replaced, a number of tests may be required before the final construction is completed and can be fixed. After implant treatment, the implants must be handled and examined just like natural teeth in order to have a good forecasting.

Dental implant or dental bridge (dental bridge)?

In an existing toothpaste it may be difficult to determine which treatment fits best. There is no direct answer to the question whether dental implants or toothbrushes are the best option without varying from case to case. Critical factors include the teeth at the side of the door, the size of the door, the patient’s oral hygiene and general health, as well as the thickness of the jawbone. If the teeth at the side of the lid are completely healthy and intact, we usually propose dental implant treatment, provided that the volume of the jawbone allows it.

It may be technically impossible to put a dental implant if the jaw bone is too thin in the area. If so, you can either try to broaden your jawbone (read more about this) or simply choose a toothbrush. The durability is equivalent to both treatments. Dental implants can be a few single thousandfolds more expensive. The biggest difference is the treatment time. A dental implant may at best be completed in three months, while a toothbrush or toothbrush can be completed within three weeks

Risks and complications with dental implants

Complications and risks occur in all types of treatments and dental implant treatment is no exception. However, it is important to note that it is rarely happening. Dental implants are very sensitive during lactation and therefore the first month is the most critical. The dental implant may not heal and the body bumps it out (<5%). To minimize the risk, careful X-ray examinations are required to rule out that infections remain in the operation area.

In the case of dental implant surgery in the back of the lower jaw, there is a risk that the nerve may be damaged when operating the dental implant. Even this can easily be avoided by careful X-ray examination. A general rule is that careful pre-trial and planning minimize the risk of complications. Therefore, it is important to, as a patient, not try to speed up the process without letting it all take its time. It is for your own sake!