More About Implants

Who are dental implants suitable for?

For nearly all age groups

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.

 

Requirements for successful treatment

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.

 

Detailed discussion, diagnostic investigations and planning are crucially important

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.

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Missing Single Tooth

The implant takes over the function of the tooth root and transmits the chewing force from the tooth crown to the jaw bone. This natural stress keeps the jaw bone vital so that it does not atrophy. However, a new tooth is not only intended to fulfil its natural function but should not be distinguishable in appearance from the neighbouring teeth, especially in the front. An attractive treatment result is particularly important in these cases.

 

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.

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Several Missing Teeth

In order to prevent bone loss and malposition of the teeth and jaw, a gap involving several teeth should be closed rapidly not only from the functional aspect but also from the medical aspect. The individual situation determines the number of implants used.

 

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.

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Completely Toothless Jaw

Implant dentistry offers removable prostheses and non-removable rows of teeth to restore completely toothless jaws.

 

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.

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Recent Case

Patient needed the upper left second incisor extracted due to infection. the tooth was then replaced with an implant.

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Picture shows missing tooth replaced with an implant.