An implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone. Titanium has excellent biocompatibility, so the bone attaches to the screw and makes it part of the body. Different types of attachments can then be placed onto the implant: crowns, bridges or overdentures.

Implants revolutionised dentistry when they were introduced in 1965 by Professor Branemark, and are now one of the most studied and most successful methods of dental treatment. An implant is one of the longest-lasting treatments we do, lasting between ten and thirty years.