It is only in the last few years that implantology has become its own specialist field in dentistry. At first, implantology was categorised as dental surgery and it is only in the past thirty years that it has been classed as its own discipline along with the other specialisations in the field of dentistry. As opposed to other methods of tooth replacement, implantology is the practice of placing screws directly into the jaw bone to function as roots. This procedure impacting the facial bone structure requires specialist knowledge in the fields of mouth, jaw, and facial surgery.
As implants are visually very similar to real teeth, good dental implants are hardly recognisable and become an intergral part of your natural dentition. This also means that they are the most technically challenging solution. A dentist, who masters the creation of unrecognisable implants, will possess the full spectrum of skills needed for dental surgery. People who decide to get implants will no longer have to live the adhesion problems, pressure problems, or any of the other disadvantages of traditional dentures. The reshaping of healthy teeth to fit dentures has become a thing of the past, and existing dental bridges can be replaced at any time without the need for abutment teeth to fix them in place. All of these are benefits that the growing number of implant customers enjoy - over one million implants are placed around the world each year.