- Replace one or more lost teeth
- Hold prostheses securely in the mouth
- Are scientifically researched and tested (convincing success rates of over 96%).
- Have been used successfully in dentistry for decades.
For you to, dental implants may represent a means of restoring a better quality of life, confidence in you and well-being natural. Our clinic opts for one of the implant system more reliable and hitec. Straumann, is a Swiss company that specializes in the production of tools and components for dental implantology. It is a world leader in its field.
What is a dental implants?
A tooth root made of titanium*
A dental implant is a small screw made of metal. It consists of titanium, which is well tolerated as the body accepts it as its own. Intolerance occurs rarely.
A short and painless operation for a long-term solution
In order to take over the function of the tooth root, the dental implant is inserted in the jaw bone by a short operation under local anesthetic as an outpatient procedure. It knits painlessly with the bone, thus forming a solid basis for the long-term and stable fixation of the denture.
Esthetic from the start
Depending on the situation it is possible to load the implant immediately after insertion and attach the final denture. However, since the long-term success should be the main priority in every implant treatment, this decision can only be made after the dentist has carefully considered the medical situation. If the denture cannot be attached immediately, an esthetic temporary denture is placed until the time is right for the final restoration.
1. 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 apperance from the neighboring 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 neighboring
teeth is not necessary so healthy tooth substance is preserved.
2. Serval missing teeth
In order to prevent bone loss and malposistion of the teeth and jaw, a gap involving sereval 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 esthetic aspect, too , implant-borne bridges are a better alternative as they end optimally at the gums in most cases.
Replacement of several teeth in front with an implant-borne bridge.
Replacement of several teeth in back with an implant-borne bridge.
3. Completely toothless jaw
Implant dentistry offfers removable protheses 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:
- Protheses on implants offer secure hold in any situation.
- The chewing forces are transmitted to the bone. This prevents bone atrophy and thus ensures optimal prothesis fit in the longb term.
- With implant-anchored protheses , there are no painful pressure
- The palate remains free from prothesisi material. The sense of taste end thus enjoyment of eating are not impaired.
The most attractive-looking solution for toothesis jaws is a row of teeth fixed with screws. It is fixed directly to the implants and usually ends harmoniously at the gums.
For removable dentures there are other methods of fixation such as magnets. Ask your dentist so that you can find out about the entire range of possibilities.
Diagnosis and planning
- Assessment of the general state of health
- Examination of the entire oral cavity and assessment of oral health
Information about the advantages and disadvantages of the various treatment possibilities, taking individual wishes into account depending on what is feasible and the initial medical situation.
Taking X-rays for exact planning of the operation. This is done to assess the available bone volume and determine the exact position of the implant. Computed tomography may also be used to determine the bone volume and bone quality.
Inserting the implant
The actual implantation takes only a short time. With correct preparation and implementation, the risks are minimal. Compared to extraction of a wisdom tooth, implantation is associated with fewer risks and possible complications.
Inserting a single implant usually lasts no more than 30 minutes but can also take longer depending on the difficulty.
Dental implants are usually inserted under local anesthetic as an outpatient procedure, or under general anesthetic if preferred.
Regular and conscientious oral hygiene is crucial for successful healing. If the dentist’s instructions are followed, the healing period nearly always passes without problems.
In the healing period, an esthetic temporary denture fills the gap until the final denture is fitted. In a few cases and after careful investigation, it is also possible to fix the final restoration when the implant is inserted.
Care and check-ups
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