IMPLANTOLOGY

If one or more teeth are lost, implantation is now the most comfortable alternative to conventional bridges or dentures. 1.3 million dental implants are placed every year throughout Germany. Numerous studies prove the lasting success of implant therapies. We have various options available for this purpose.
Implant therapy is a routine procedure in our practice. It is usually performed in five steps. Our experienced team will accompany you on your way to a long-term stable implant restoration. In some cases it is also advisable to improve the initial situation before an implant therapy for the greatest possible treatment success. Various preparatory measures are available for this purpose.

Implant therapy:

We have been implanting in our practice since 2005 and can look back on numerous successful implantations. Depending on the individual situation, one or more implants may be necessary – although it is not necessary to replace each individual tooth with an implant. After a detailed diagnosis of your personal situation, we draw up an individual case plan based on anatomical and functional feasibility as well as your emotional, aesthetic and financial aspects.

Advantages of implant therapy

  • The bone surrounding the implant remains intact because the implant – like a natural tooth – transmits the pressure to the jawbone and thus trains it.
  • Healthy neighboring teeth do not need to be ground to firmly anchor the prosthesis, as is the case with a bridge.
  • Cleaning of the interdental spaces works like with natural teeth. This means a better hygienic situation for the entire oral cavity.
  • Implants can last a lifetime.
  • Disturbing clasps or unpleasant palatal plates are completely eliminated.
  • Implantation is a low-risk routine procedure with a high success rate.

Advantages titanium implant

Implants made of pure titanium have been on the market for over 30 years and represent state of the art treatment. Its flexibility combined with famous stability and durability means optimal treatment results for you.

  • Titanium implants are biocompatible.
  • Titanium implants are flexible, resilient and break-proof.
  • Titanium implants form a fast and strong connection with the jawbone.
  • Titanium implants can even be used in cases of poor bone availability.

In order to offer you the greatest possible security, we exclusively use German brand products, which are also developed and produced in Germany. German engineering for your smile.

Advantages of ceramic implants

Depending on the individual initial situation, we can choose between different implant types. In aesthetically demanding situations, such as in the anterior region, we now also have implants made of high-performance ceramics. Allergies, incompatibilities or inflammation of the periodontium may also favor ceramic implants.

  • Ceramic implants can be used without restriction even in cases of allergic or other intolerances.
  • Ceramic implants speak for permanently highly aesthetic results, as they resemble the natural tooth colour and thus prevent the metal from shining through when the gums are thin.
  • Implants made of ceramic have a high bending strength and hardness.

Implant therapy

1. Diagnostics

An exact examination and evaluation of the initial situation enables us to plan your case individually. On the basis of the anatomy, your aesthetic wishes and the consideration of functional aspects, we design a treatment tailored to your needs. At this point, we clarify whether a metal-free implant restoration, i.e. with an innovative ceramic implant or a proven titanium implant, is an option for you.

For your convenience, we can create a digital X-ray image directly in the treatment chair during the preliminary examination. We also use modern imaging in a targeted manner to explain the options available to you in a clear way.

2. Pre-treatments

The goal of any implant therapy is long-term success and various parameters must be met. If this is not the case, we still have various means at our disposal to positively influence the initial situation.

If there is an inflammation of the periodontium, we can start a periodontitis therapy to reduce germs in the mouth. If the jawbone has already degenerated due to prolonged edentulism or bridge treatment, we can take various oral surgical measures to improve the bone supply.

3. Implantation

If the operation is well planned, the implantation usually takes place relatively quickly. Most patients are surprised by the short duration of the operation. Modern treatment methods allow us to be minimally invasive and gentle. In addition, we work under local anaesthesia so that you do not feel the operation. Nevertheless, if required, we offer our patients to have the operation performed in the presence of an anaesthetist in twilight sleep or under anaesthesia.

The moment the implant is inserted into the bone, a connection is created immediately – the so-called primary stability. In the following weeks of the healing phase, the bone reconstruction cells connect more and more with the implant surface and ensure a strong, stable and resilient connection – the implant grows into the bone.

4. Dental Prosthesis

The implant has the task of taking over the function of the tooth root and establishing the connection to the dental prosthesis. So that you can enjoy your everyday life as usual directly after the operation, we first provide you with a temporary denture and thus give the implant the necessary time to connect firmly and stably with the bone – without stress.

Only when the implant has healed safely will you receive the final prosthesis. The new teeth are then fully functional and can be loaded again. This procedure ensures maximum success rates.

5. Care

An implant works like a natural tooth and it needs to be cared for in the same way. The success of this treatment therefore depends not only on our skills, but also on your cooperation. Regular care is therefore a basic prerequisite in order to enjoy high-quality dental care for as long as possible – in the best case a lifetime.

Home dental care is not enough to thoroughly clean teeth and implants. Our implant patients therefore take part in the Recall Program for Professional Dental Cleaning, in which we remind them of the regular procedure. In addition to tooth cleaning, we regularly carry out a special saliva test (perio-prevention) in which we can detect possible inflammation at an early stage. This enables us to take the necessary measures in good time so that you can keep your implant for many years to come.

Implant pre-treatment

If there is not enough jaw bone to securely anchor the implant, it may be necessary to strengthen the bone before implantation. In the upper jaw we can thicken the bone by building up the maxillary sinus – with the so-called sinus lift. We have two alternatives to choose from.

With the internal sinus lift, the maxillary sinus floor is raised. We insert bone substitute material into the resulting cavity. The external sinus lift works according to the same principle, but via a window on the cheek side. The implant can only be placed after a certain healing phase.

In the case of pronounced periodontitis, it can happen that the jawbone has degraded differently. This can make implantation impossible. With modern oral surgical treatment methods, however, we still have a choice of means to restore the anatomical shape of the jawbone.

In so-called “osteoplasty”, the anatomy of the jawbone is restored. The jawbone can be removed or rebuilt using bone blocks, granules and membranes to restore the original, healthy condition.

We know from the many clinical studies of recent years that for a good prognosis of implant treatments, sufficiently thick gums must be present. If the gum is too thin, we can rebuild it with our own or artificial gum.

This treatment is a routine procedure in our practice. It serves the long-term stability of the implant and is an essential key to success. In addition, the gums also play an extremely important role in aesthetically demanding areas.