Why opt for an implant?
Dental implants have proved invaluable to millions of people around the world. They provide for optimum restoration of the natural dental situation – irrespective of whether you have lost one, several or, in severe cases, all of your teeth.
What is an implant?
An implant is an “artificial root” that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, where it fuses with the bone. The root then offers a firm mount for the replacement tooth (single tooth, bridge or prosthesis) placed upon it. Tooth implants are generally made of titanium, a metal well tolerated by the human body. In accordance with the number of teeth missing, implants can serve as mounts for single crowns, bridges, or dental prostheses.
What is the exact sequence of implantation?
As a general rule the placement of dentures on top of implants is the most advantageous solution for replacing missing teeth. The implant is inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic. Once the implant has fused together with the jawbone – this process may take up to several months* – the permanent denture can be mounted on the implant.
* You will be fitted with a temporary denture for the duration of the healing phase.
What are the prerequisites for an implant?
In order to be able to fuse completely and permanently with the jawbone, implants require sufficient healthy bone substance. If the available volume of bone is insufficient for an implant, bone substance can be regenerated by the insertion of bone regeneration material. Implantation is carried out once sufficient jawbone has grown.
What advantages do implants offer?
- The jawbone does not recede, the substance remains stable.
- The adjacent teeth do not need to be ground down.
- In many cases removable prostheses are no longer necessary.
We will be pleased to offer you detailed information and advice on the subject of implants. The implant itself is inserted here in our clinic, or into the bone by the surgical practices of Dr. Beate Lengert, Dr. Dr. Michael Stiller and Dr. Dr. Michael Weiss, the specialists with whom we co-operate.