The dental implant is essentially the “foreign body”, which replaces the root of a lost tooth. It is made of titanium, the most biocompatible metal with the human body, and its placement in the jaw of the patient is surgically performed by a specialized dentist. A crown, the so-called cap, is placed on the implant. It can be used to replace or restore a tooth or to be used as a support for fixed bridges, for partial or even total denture. This is a modern and very successful way of replacing lost teeth with an amazing and very natural result.
In the case where the patient suffers from gingivitis or periodontitis, it is necessary, as is reasonable and scientifically acceptable, to initially treat gingivitis or periodontitis, and then to place an implant and prosthetic restoration. It is not meant to place an implant in a bone and gums that are sick (gingivitis, periodontitis). The most important point of implantology is not the implant placement, but maintenance and treatment, if necessary. Therefore, the periodontist, being the most specialized in the bones of the jaw, gums and tissues, is the most suitable and specialized person, not only for the treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis, which must be preceded, but also for subsequent placement of the implants into the bone.