What are Implants?
Implants are helical artificial dental roots. These dental roots are made of titanium, a material that is well-tried and established in medical technology. The advantage of titanium is that after a certain time is has a solid compound with the bone and it is biocompatible. Insertion of implants has almost become standard therapy nowadays when a tooth gap needs to be filled.
What can you do when you do not have any more teeth of your own?
An anodont jaw can either be supplied with an implant based dental bridge or with a dental prosthesis. Dental implants replace the missing natural teeth and stabilize the dentures.
Care and hygiene of implants
Just like our natural teeth implants also need oral hygiene. That is why the prophylaxis of diseases is the basis of our treatment concept. Professional tooth cleaning answers the purpose to make implants as long lasting as possible. We especially focus on the transition area between implant and the gum. In this area, healthy gum lies flat against the implant. By doing prophylaxis treatments on a regular basis, our specifically trained employees watch over this sensitive region around the implant very closely.
Tooth loss reduces the quality of life when you are eating, laughing or kissing. In the past, missing teeth often could only be replaced by using classical dental bridges or dentures. The main disadvantage was that by using a classical solution healthy dental hard tissue had to be sacrificed. Modern implantology is able to help provide you with new teeth which feel like your own. This procedure needs only a short period of time and will help you regain the quality of life you were once used to.
How does an implantation go off?
During a small surgery, which can either be carried out with local anesthesia or general anesthetic, the gums are pushed away a little after a small cut is made in the relevant region of the jaw in order for the bone to be visible. Afterwards the bony implant site is prepared. For this purpose a small and circular meatus is created inside of the bone. The helical implant is then screwed in tight. The gums are then closed and will heal subsequently. During the healing process it is very important that no weight is put onto the implant. Similar to a broken leg the body needs some time until it has a “solid compound” with the implant.