Implantologie

Implants

Also known as artificial roots, dental implants replace missing teeth. The implant root is anchored into the jaw where the original tooth used to be. A tooth replacement is then attached to the implant. Dental implants can replace a single tooth and even all the teeth. A careful and thorough examination must be carried out to determine whether the jaw is wide and deep enough to accommodate a tooth implant. A strong and healthy jawbone with space to fit the implant is important to guarantee a durable and successful result. We will advise you on the different types of implants, their advantages and the risks, and together we can decide what type of treatment is best for you.

 

At our practice we use Digital X-ray Technology that produces better results and reduces radiation exposure by up to 10% of the radiation dosage in conventional film-based x ray.

Candidacy

Dental implantation to replace missing teeth can be performed at any time after adolescence when bone growth is complete. While bone density usually decreases with age, implants can even reduce this process of deterioration as the titanium used is effective at fusing with living bone.

 

Single Implant v. Fixed Bridge
Where a single tooth is missing one solution is a fixed bridge – this comprises a replacement tooth and two crowns that are attached over the neighboring teeth to support the replacement, a disadvantage if these teeth are healthy. By inserting an implant to support the replacement tooth instead of a fixed bridge, the healthy neighboring teeth are left alone.

 

Fixed Bridges  v. Partial Prosthesis (Dentures)
When many teeth need replacing or the missing teeth are in different places in the mouth, functionality can be restored by a partial prosthesis. Alternatively, implants can replace the missing teeth. Single implants can be placed in the jaw and fixed bridges or crowns replace the missing teeth.

 

Permanent Partial Prosthesis
The more teeth that are missing, the more likely a partial prosthesis is required. However, if the teeth are badly misaligned, a partial prosthesis may not sit well and comfortably in the mouth. In such cases implants are a suitable alternative to provide the necessary stability.

 

Biocompatibility

Also known as artificial roots, dental implants replace missing teeth. The implant root is anchored into the jaw where the original tooth used to be. A tooth replacement is then attached to the implant. Dental implants can replace a single tooth and even all the teeth. A careful and thorough examination must be carried out to determine whether the jaw is wide and deep enough to accommodate a tooth implant. A strong and healthy jawbone with space to fit the implant is important to guarantee a durable and successful result. We will advise you on the different types of implants, their advantages and the risks, and together we can decide what type of treatment is best for you.

 

At our practice we use Digital X-ray Technology that produces better results and reduces radiation exposure by up to 10% of the radiation dosage in conventional film-based x ray.

Longevity

After the surgical implant procedure is completed, a regular program of oral hygiene is very important to ensure the longevity of the implant. While we can guarantee the best treatment, your commitment to a daily routine of good oral hygiene practice at home will help ensure your implants last a lifetime. Regular examinations and professional cleaning are also strongly recommended to allow us to monitor the condition of your implants.

Recommendation

Twenty years ago, patients with tooth loss would have had no alternative but to employ a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Today there is another option. Dental implants are long-term replacements without the disadvantages of fixed bridges or removable dentures. Provided the jawbone is healthy and strong enough, implants offer comfortable and long lasting replacements.

 

One of the most important conditions for the longevity of the treatment, however, is a regular and careful program of oral hygiene. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.