Implants - Implantology

Besides crowns, bridges, inlays/onlays, fillings, veneers and dentures, they are one of the possibilities for a dental prosthesis. In case of tooth loss, dental implants are the cheapest option, as their aesthetics are particularly impressive. Further characteristics of implants are strength and stability as well as the best chewing function as with your own tooth. A further advantage of this therapy is the combination of good compatibility and high durability of an implant. Single teeth as well as several teeth can be functionally incorporated. Implants can also be used to attach bridges or fixed prostheses to edentulous jaws. The area of application also includes the condition of the jaw bone. Dental implants have been known for 30 years and have become an integral part of dentistry for 10 years.

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The procedure of implantation is as follows: Implants are placed in the jawbone. This can take place either immediately after the extraction of the tooth (immediate implant) or after a previous tooth loss. The implant must then heal into the bone. Once this is done, a crown, bridge or prosthesis can be placed. How long is a healing phase of implants necessary: The healing time is determined by the bone quality and the bone volume. This is expected to take 3 months in the lower jaw and 6 months in the upper jaw. Immediate implants can be fitted with a dental prosthesis depending on the findings. (immediate loading).

Dentists often recommend a load-free healing phase, as the biological integration of the implant can only take place after weeks or months.

Zahnimplantate bestehen üblicherweise aus Titan, welches sich in wissenschaftlichen Studien als optimal bewährt hat. Titanimplantate in Verbindung mit einem Aufbau aus Titan/Zirkon weisen biologisch das beste Ergebnis auf.

As far as the painfulness of dental implants is concerned, it can be said that this is hardly the case because the area in question is locally anaesthetized during the operation. Afterwards there is only slight pain, which can be remedied with painkillers. Nevertheless, a rest period of up to three days should be observed after a more complex operation.

As far as the compatibility of implants is concerned, it can be noted that titanium is very well accepted by the human body and does not cause allergies. This material is also used throughout medicine.

In order not to have to remain without teeth during the healing phase, a dental prosthesis can be offered after the implantation. If it is a gap in a single tooth, a plastic tooth can be fitted. If there are several missing teeth, a removable prosthesis is used. A gentle healing phase is important and is achieved by a good temporary restoration after the implantation.

Die Haltbarkeit von Implantaten kann nicht allgemein angegeben werden. Jedoch beweisen Langzeitstudien eine große Dauerhaftigkeit des Materials eines Implantats, sogar für ein ganzes Leben lang. Die Langfristigkeit bei Implantaten hängt unter anderem von der Beschaffenheit des Kieferknochens, den Maßnahmen beim Knochenaufbau, der Mitarbeit des Patienten ab, aber wesentlich ist immer die Erfahrung des Implantologen.

Sicherheit und Annehmlichkeit werden für den Patienten bei der Behandlung mit Zahnimplantation durch unsere Dreidimensionale Röntgentechnik (Digitale Volumentomographie) samt computergestützte navigierte Implantologie geboten. Das Erkennen von eventuellen Problemen soll durch regelmäßige Kontrolluntersuchungen ermöglicht werden. Implantatverlust kann ohne weiteres durch ein neues Implantat behoben werden. Die Kosten der Versorgung mit Implantaten hängen von den verwendeten Materialien und von den prothetischen Lösungen ab.

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