• implantology is part of the periodontics disicpline of dentistry. Dental implants are called biomaterials, otherwords „fake roots” that are implanted into the jaw. This is only recommended and done when the patient has no teeth or the remaining ones cannot be saved. However, „beyond saving” is much more rare in a periodontal office then in a generel dental practice since the treatment of periodontal disease starts with trying to save all the teeth first. It is also important to mention that implants can only have a long term success if a healthy oral environment is kept with a proper periodontal status. For example, an implant works exactly like a regular root, an inflammation can occur arond the implant just like around a regular tooth which causes peridontitis. Implant surgeries should only be performed in a properly suitable dental office.