Dental implants – the perfect substitute for missing teeth

If teeth are already missing or cannot be saved, then a dental implant is the best and most stable replacement.

An implant is an artificial dental root that is surgically anchored into the jaw bone. A better way to imagine the process is a bit like a dowel and screw: if a dowel is secured to a wall, even a small screw inside it can withstand a considerable burden. An artificial structure (‘screw’) is screwed onto the actual implant which is secured to the bone (‘dowel’) – this will then receive the dental crown on top. The whole construction is firm and stable, offering a feeling as secure as the natural tooth.

  • Natural, secure feeling when chewing and talking, since an implant is as stable as a natural tooth
  • Preservation of the neighbouring teeth, which are normally filed down to accommodate a bridge
  • Prevention of bone recession when the implant is fitted in good time after the loss of the original tooth. The bone involved is burdened to a normal extent, keeping it healthy.

Implants are also suitable for the anchoring of removable and often unstable dentures. The reduction in life quality and disturbances to speaking or chewing associated with poorly fitting dentures can therefore be avoided.

Implants are applied in a minimally invasive procedure, under local anaesthetic. In our practice we use the most modern materials and instruments, so that the process can run as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

In the subsequent recovery phase of around 10-12 weeks, the bone heals around the base of the implant, fusing together with it. After this phase, the implant is fitted with an individualized ceramic crown. In certain cases it’s possible to fit a so-called immediate implant right after the removal of the original tooth. It can also be possible in individual cases to fit the implant immediately with a crown.

For the time during which the implant fuses with the bone, a temporary crown is provided for you. An already existing crown can sometimes also be used or modified. We’re glad to advise you on your unique case.

After the introduction of the implant, you should reckon on around 14 weeks until the application of the final crown. In complex cases a time period of up to 6 months can be necessary.

The prerequisite for implant surgery is sufficient bone height and width in the affected area. This is the most important aspect in the projected durability and security of the construction, next to a professionally managed operation, of course. Occasionally the dimensioning of the existing bone cannot take place, due to a long existing gap or an anatomical issue. In such cases, we can offer the possibility to build up the bone substance in advance of fitting an implant, using the most recent materials and technologies. The bone replacement materials used form a foundation for the regrowth of natural bone, which then constitutes the basis for the implant. We’d be glad to advise you on the various methods and bone substitute materials that we use.

With good dental hygiene at home and a regular schedule of professional teeth cleaning, the durability of an implant can be the same as a natural tooth – it’s possible to retain an implant for the rest of your life.



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