Implants Bring New Quality of Life and a Bright Smile.
Implants are artificial tooth roots made from biological compatible material. Nowadays, titanium is the most commonly used material for implants since it is tissue friendly and doesn't trigger rejection reaction due to its physical and biological properties. The implant is permanently embedded in the jaw bone and has a pillar that holds the visible tooth installation. Implants antagonise jaw atrophies (bone loss due to reduced exertion) and improve aesthetic appearance, self esteem and quality of life.
After losing a tooth, implants constitute a valid alternative to a bridge. It is not necessary to abrade teeth before or behind the gap for applying an implant. By deploying implants, it is possible in certain situations to apply a firm anchoring dental prothesis even though a removable prothesis would be adequate. In case of several back teeth missing in a dental arch, implant-bridges can be utilized instead of partial denture. Implants are ideal for edentulous patients if dental prothesis cannot be firmly installed.
Feel free to contact us in order to derive at an optimal personalized implant solution. Dr. Meyer, member of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI) will elucidate different feasible implant approaches.
A minimum bone level is a necessary precedent in order to install an implant in the jaw. DVT (Digital Volume Tomography) and a three dimensional X-ray technique pay careful attention to details when looking at the implant area and adjoining jaw structure and enable to apply implants even in very difficult a situation. In the course of joint apparatus utilization, we prepare a 3D X-ray and illustrate feasible treatment possibilities.
Implants are not felt as foreign object and convey a natural teeth sentiment. They constitute physiological bone exposure with nature as their example. When bypassing a space, it is not necessary to grind and crown healthy neighbour teeth for anchoring purposes. Only the missing tooth is replaced. Implants can prevent bone loss in toothless jaw areas and thereby stimulate natural jaw bone metabolism.
In order to improve the support of full protheses, at least four implants should be anchored in the jaw. Protheses of the upper jaw can thereby hold upright also with reduced palatal covering. Support of lower jaw protheses is significantly improved as well when tongue is moving due to chewing and speaking.
Some diseases do not allow implants; including health state after radiation, certain bone diseases, untreated diabetes as well as severe heart or circulation diseases. A family doctor visit is necessary before any implant treatment.
All the teeth must be renovated. Inflammations of other teeth, gingival inflammation (periodontosis) or oral mucosa inflammation have to be treated in advance and must be healed.
Smoking can negatively affect the healing process.
Certain medications stimulating bone metabolism or haemodilution do not allow an implant treatment. In accordance with your doctor, we will analyse whether it would be possible to temporarily discontinue the use of medication.
In some cases call for additional surgical measures as bone regeneration, membranes or connective tissues in order to improve the existing substance and enable implants at a later point in time. Dependent on the jaw bone, bone replacement can be made from the patient´s own bone or synthetic bone. Dependent on the position and magnitude of the defect, different treatments are implemented with different time frames (instant implants, delayed implants and late implants).
In order secure sustainable success, perfect mouth hygiene is necessary. Therefore, prophylaxis on regular basis as well as maintenance sessions are part of our implant pre- and follow up treatments.
Applying implants is a relatively small surgery while making use of local anaesthesia. Only in rare cases, narcosis is put into use. Complaints following surgery (wound pain) can be treated with painkillers.
Usually, the healing process takes three to six months. When bone is mass is built, it takes longer to finalise the treatment.
Yes, implants can be applied right away if there is no inflammation.
Cost of an implant depend on the individual case. They are derived from material cost and other performances like diagnosing, x-ray, modelling, surgeries and prosthetics.
German public health insurance is sharing prosthesis cost via fixed subsidies which is dependent on alternative conventional care. Your bonus points are taken into account.
German private health insurance often pays implants to a certain extent dependent on your individual tariff.
Mrs. Veronika Reinsdorf is pleased to schedule an appointment with you and will answer your questions.
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