what is a dental implant (1)


A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural tooth root. A dental implant is used as a foundation for the long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures and is commonly screw shaped. Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy - materials that have been shown over many years to be well tolerated by bone.


Although there are many different implant systems available, in the main we use the Straumann Dental Implant System. Straumann is one of the global leaders in the manufacture of dental implants and its system is based on international research, backed by reliability and quality. Over the past 30 years Straumann has sold more than 4 million dental implants worldwide, with high success rates.