A partial or full set of false teeth can often be a nuisance during speaking or eating. To eliminate this, we offer implants with which we can make fixed dental prostheses if the bone base is sufficient.
A dental prosthesis anchored with an implant can be a long-term, comfortable solution in terms of both function and aesthetics.
Tooth implantation is a small-risk and pain-free surgical intervention the point of which is that an implant is put to the place of the missing tooth.
Implants can be placed into a fully inflammation-free environment. After removing an inflamed tooth, we must wait until the inflammation goes away. Teeth must be cleaned, caries must be filled. Nothing that might pose a threat to the success of the implantation may stay in the mouth.
The insertion of the implant depends on the bone stock. For success, a bone stock of sufficient width and depth is required. There are however many other factors: heavy smoking, diabetes, poor oral hygiene. Implants are not recommended in such cases.
2 implants are required to replace 3 missing teeth. If the complete set of teeth is missing, then 8 implants are needed per each jaw.
The denture can be prepared 3-4 months after the implantation.
What is an implant?
It is an artificial root which is implanted in the jawbone. Implants have different diameters and length.
In the healing phase, which is optimally 3 to 4 months, the bone gets embedded in the implant, so it becomes stable for tooth replacement. Then the new crown is screwed into the implant.
Clear titanium. The human body can accept that completely.
Advantages of implantation
- completely replaces missing teeth
- chewing as if you did it with your original teeth
- outstanding aesthetic value
Risks of implants
- blueish discoloration
- damage to adjacent anatomic structures
Implantation is performed by an experienced dental surgeon. He makes a panoramic X-ray or a CT before the treatment. Perhaps both.
One can use these to determine whether an implant is needed or possible to make the best tooth-replacement and if new bone is required.
The duration of the intervention depends on the number of implants. Its is performed in local anaesthesia, in a pain-free manner.
Stitches are removed after 7 to 10 days, in a pain-free manner.
This is followed by the healing phase, which can be 3 to 6 months, depending on the question whether bone-growing is required. Bone-growing extends the healing time.
The new crown can be placed on the implant afterwards.
What to do before and after implantation
- Eat as usual
- take your regular medicine
- use cold to alleviate the tender, swollen mucous membrane
- avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, dairy products, smoking, spicy food for a few days
- proper oral hygiene
- take prescribed medicine
- use mouthwash
- check-up every 6 to 12 months