Dental implants can be used as soon as jaw growth is complete. Apart from this restriction, implants can be the optimal solution for all age groups.
The basic requirements for successful implantation are a good general state of health, good oral hygiene and adequate bone quality and volume. If the bone volume is not sufficient for placing an implant, there are various ways of building up the bone again to prepare it for successful implantation.
Whether implants are the best solution in an individual case can only be determined by detailed examination and discussion with your dentist. If all the medical requirements are met, careful treatment planning by the dentist is also required if an optimal and long-lasting outcome is to be achieved.
Fixed implant-borne teeth not only look like your own teeth, they also feel like them. The implant, crown and gums form a harmonious unit.
The dental implant replaces the lost tooth root and acts as a post for the implant crown. Grinding the neighbouring teeth is not necessary so healthy tooth substance is preserved.
A major advantage of implant-borne bridges is that the healthy neighboring teeth do not have to be ground.
From the aesthetic aspect, too, implant-borne bridges are a better alternative as they end optimally at the gums in most cases.
The advantages of the two solutions compared to classical adhesive dentures speak for themselves:
Prostheses on implants offer secure hold in any situation.
The chewing forces are transmitted to the bone. This prevents bone atrophy and thus ensures optimal prosthesis fit in the long term.
With implant-anchored prostheses, there are no painful pressure points.
The palate remains free from prosthesis material. The sense of taste and thus enjoyment of eating are not impaired.
The most attractive-looking solution for toothless jaws is a row of teeth fixed with screws. It is fixed directly to the implants and usually ends harmoniously at the gums.
Patient needed the upper left second incisor extracted due to infection. the tooth was then replaced with an implant.