Implantology is now considered a proven method for replacing missing teeth in an aesthetically pleasing way and closing gaps without damaging other teeth for a bridge restoration.
In terms of wearing comfort, aesthetics and biting, implants act like natural teeth with a root of tolerable titanium.
We can anchor a single tooth or entire bridge on implants, therefore creating a fixed dental prosthesis.
The concept of a fixed dental bridge on only four implants (e.g. full arch implant bridges) also provides you as a patient with a new dental prosthesis in only one day, now that’s convenience.
The three-dimensional jawbone can be displayed on a computer screen with a CT scan. The exact position of the implants is determined in a virtual simulation before the patient undergoes the actual surgery. It is transferred exactly over to the patient with a laser-ready stencil. Not only can the precise position in the jawbone be guaranteed this way, but the correct position of the implants for the following prosthesis is also considered at an early stage. With the ideal conditions, it is possible to immediately equip the implants with bridges.
Single tooth loss
The implant assumes the function of a tooth root and passes the biting force on to the jawbone. Thanks to this natural pressure, the jawbone stays vital instead of receding. A new tooth should not just fulfil its function, but also be indistinguishable from the natural ones, especially in the frontal area. An aesthetically pleasing treatment outcome is very important here. Fixed implant-borne teeth not only look like your own teeth, but also feel like them. Implant, new tooth and soft tissue form a harmonious unit.
Partial dental bridge
After the loss of several teeth, the biting force no longer distributes evenly onto the bone. The possible outcome of a lack of or wrong pressure is bone loss. From a medical and aesthetic standpoint, the resulting gap should be closed. Implants enable the restoration of natural chewing conditions, while preventing bone loss. How many implants are used on a patient depends on their bone quality, number of missing teeth and choice of prosthetic solution option.
Implants also provide an aesthetic and fixed restoration after full tooth loss. In terms of wearing comfort and quality of life, a removable implant-borne prosthesis is the treatment of choice. Patients with edentulous jaws have two options to choose from: a fixed full arch bridge screwed onto implants or a removable implant-borne prosthesis.
Removable, implant-borne prostheses neither move around nor do they cause pressure points. They are firmly fixed on their implant pillars.
Firmly embedded bridges are the more discerning solution, aesthetically speaking. This treatment method is characterized by its high wearing comfort and more natural look. Both solutions spare patients the drawbacks of conventional dentures, for example pressure points, moving around and pain when chewing.
Course of treatment
After extensive diagnostics and planning, the implant is inserted in the jawbone during outpatient treatment under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia, as desired. During an individually determined healing period – usually 4 to 12 weeks – the bone grows firmly together with the implant. Patients receive a temporary prosthesis during this time. After the healing period, the implant functions like an artificial tooth root and provides a firm basis for attaching your new teeth – crowns, bridges or prostheses. Implant-borne teeth distribute the biting force evenly onto the jawbone, just like natural ones, creating healthy pressure on the bone.
Implant-borne teeth look like your own. They are fitted in shape and colour to match the surrounding teeth, harmoniously blending in with those remaining. The advantages speak for themselves: high wearing comfort, unlimited chewing function and natural taste.
The permanent success of an implant solution depends highly on upkeeping good oral hygiene. Regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning ensure the preservation of the implants and your new teeth.
Implants require healthy bone substance for a firm hold. A reduced bone supply can be the result of periodontal diseases, complicated tooth removals and already persisting tooth loss. Modern dentistry provides options for correcting these deficits. A firm implant site can be rebuilt with your own bone or bone replacement material, if necessary.
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