What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial prostheses that are implanted in the jawbone, to replace the roots of missing teeth.

A screw-shaped implant is placed in the jawbone where the tooth is missing, and an implant superstructure is placed on it, on which prosthetic work is then placed.

A dental implant is made of a biocompatible material that fuses with the bone because the body does not recognize it as a foreign body.

At SANARIS, we use top-quality Straumann implants that have a 20-year tradition and ensure the best results and success of therapy.

When dental implants grow together with the bones, they function just like natural teeth, completely replacing missing teeth and restoring a sense of confidence and raising the quality of overall life.

Advantage of dental implants

Keep your face shape and smile

With the loss of a tooth, the face loses support and gets a dilapidated appearance. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. In addition to the health segment, a complete smile will give you additional self-confidence.

Preserve the bone

Empty space in the mouth caused by tooth loss can cause additional health problems, such as the loss or decay of a part of the jaw. When it does not support natural teeth, the bone decays, losing strength and strength. A dental implant is the only option to replace a tooth that keeps the bone healthy by stimulating bone growth and thus preventing it from decaying.

They are made to last

Dental implants are a long-term solution. Traditional dental bridges supported by ground teeth last between five and seven years, with proper care for up to 10 years, but at some point they need to be replaced. Dental implants are a lifelong solution.

Protect your healthy teeth

Dental implants are placed in the jaw, where the root of the lost tooth was, without affecting healthy teeth. They also prevent healthy surrounding teeth from moving, as is the case when an empty space is left in place of a lost tooth.

Types of dental implants

Replacement of one tooth with a dental implant

An implant is placed in the place where the tooth is missing.

Replacement of multiple teeth with dental implants

Options to replace two or more teeth

Replacement of all teeth with dental implants

A technique used if you are missing all your teeth

* There are several treatment techniques for the restoration of the whole arch

Treatment procedure


X-rays and 3D diagnostics give the dentist an insight into the existing situation.

After data collection, available treatment options are accessed.

The advantages and disadvantages of various solutions are openly discussed, so that you are well informed about every aspect of the procedure before making a decision.

A sufficient amount of bone is an essential prerequisite. In order for implantation to continue, a sufficient amount of bone must be present. There are patients who do not have enough bone and need an upgrade, for example if the tooth is missing for a long time and the jaw has already shrunk and shrunk.

Implant placement

The implant is surgically placed under local anesthesia.

Temporary restoration can be placed on the implant in the healing phase.

Healing phase

The healing phase usually lasts between a few weeks and a few months. During this period, ideally, the bone around the implant grows and integrates with the surface of the implant – a process called osseointegration. Good oral hygiene is vital in the healing phase.

Once healed, this artificial root serves as the basis for fixing individual crowns, bridges with multiple teeth, or entire dentures.

Placement of the crown

The dental laboratory uses the impression of the place where the implant was placed to produce a crown, bridge or denture.

The dentist will place the restoration after the dental implant has healed.

Questions and answers

Are dental implants expensive?

Contrary to what you may think, conventional dentures are not always cost effective.
The starting price of dental implants varies depending on how many implants are needed and whether bone augmentation is required.
Dental implants are more cost-effective and economical in the long run, it is a solution for a lifetime

Is implant placement painful?

Dental implants are placed under local anesthesia to reduce discomfort during surgery. The procedure itself is not painful for the patient at all.

Is there an age limit for implant placement?

It is possible to install implants as soon as the jaw stops growing. Therefore, in young patients, dental implants can be placed only when their jaw bones are fully developed. There is no age limit at the other end of the spectrum.