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DENTAL IMPLANTS

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Missing teeth in the front and side area can be safely and reliably replaced by implants. Grinding of neighboring healthy teeth is no longer necessary and your jaw-bone no longer continues to recede into the implantation site.

Strictly speaking, tooth implants are artificial tooth roots, which are placed carefully and painlessly into the jaw-bone. Once the implants have grown in, individual crowns and bridges can be fastened to them securely.

The modern implants we use consist of pure titanium – an extremely robust, stable and biocompatible metal. Titanium behaves biologically neutrally and does not trigger any allergies or rejection reactions. The body does not treat titanium as a foreign body, but enters into a direct connection with the implant instead.

The end result is the feeling of having natural teeth. With a fixed, implant-based dental prosthesis you cannot only chew without worrying, you will also improve your general well-being.


Why missing teeth should be replaced.

The consequences of missing teeth
As a general rule, missing teeth should be replaced. As part of a complex system, each tooth plays an important role. For example, each tooth provides support to its neighboring teeth and holds them in position. Dental restoration (e.g. an implant) helps to prevent the tilting of the adjacent teeth and elongation of the opposing teeth. Where a gap is left or teeth drift, the bite typically sinks, resulting in dysfunctional loading of the jaw. This, in turn, may lead to abnormal and relieving postures which may cause symptoms in the entire musculoskeletal system. 

Dysfunction of the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joints (myoarthropathic dysfunction) can be the cause of symptoms such as teeth grinding, headache, shoulder and back pain, impaired vision, tinnitus or dizziness. 

Missing teeth and the inability to chew properly has a strong impact on our food intake. Our entire digestive system (stomach, intestines and other internal organs) can be affected. 

Why restoration with a dental implant?
Today’s implantology offers a broad range of options for the replacement of missing teeth. In contrast to classic dental bridges, dental implants do not require grinding down (”damaging”) the adjacent healthy teeth. Healthy dental material can thus be preserved. In addition, grinding down teeth is associated with the risk of triggering inflammation of the dental nerve, especially in teeth with an oblique long axis. As a result, root canal treatment or extensive treatment for a fractured tooth may be required. 

Dental implants for bone preservation
Where teeth are missing, the chewing forces are no longer transmitted to the jawbone. Without this stimulation, the bone starts to disappear. We know from space flight that the lack of forces acting on and stimulating the muscles lead to muscle atrophy. What happens to the affected jawbone is somewhat similar. Bone loss is the result of a lack of loading on the tissue and/or the increased presence of cells that break down bone (so-called osteoclasts). In addition, inactivity leads to atrophy of the muscles involved. In contrast to an edentulous situation, the chewing forces in a completely dentate situation are equally distributed onto teeth and implants, resulting in bone preservation.

Dental implants "help" the natural teeth
Implants can replace the natural root of a tooth. Excessive or abnormal loading forces acting on adjacent teeth can be prevented in this way. This is crucial, especially in patients with pre-existing periodontal disease (periodontitis). With dental bridges, the chewing forces only act on the teeth supporting the bridge. Here, implants can be use strategically to increase the number of abutment teeth.

The advantages of implants at a glance:

  • Implants are artificial tooth roots with stable integration in the jawbone. No difference to natural teeth is usually experienced.
  • Dental implants can last for a lifetime, given proper aftercare and good oral hygiene.
  • In contrast to classic dental bridges, dental implants do not require grinding down the adjacent healthy teeth.
  • Dental implants are made of titanium, which is not rejected by the body.
  • Implants are placed quickly in a minimally invasive, pain-free way.
  • All annoying aspects of prostheses are avoided.
  • Loss of jawbone is prevented.
  • The jaw muscles continue to function naturally.

Frequently asked questions

Who can get dental implants?

In principle, any patient of any age can get tooth implants. Only general fitness for a medical procedure is a requirement. In young patients, fully completed body growth is a condition. Tooth implantation is then a safe and sustainable treatment method.

What are implants?

Strictly speaking, tooth implants are artificial tooth roots, which are placed carefully and painlessly into the jaw-bone. Once the implants have grown in, individual crowns and bridges can be fastened to them securely.

What is the exact procedure?

Diagnostics – It is fundamental to have preoperative diagnostics and/or systematic planning prior to implantation. The dental examination, model/functional analysis and x-rays (2D/3D) with measurement of your jaw-bone are essential for a precise and safe surgical procedure.

Duration – The duration of a treatment depends heavily on the number of implants. The implantation can be performed under local/regional anesthesia and under general anesthesia. This depends on the individual situation and on your own wishes and it completely numbs the sensation of pain.

Implementation – Tooth implants are installed tailor-made to your jaw-bone. Optimal and precise results are obtained by a prosthetic-oriented and possibly computer-assisted planning and surgical navigation. 

Postoperative – After your procedure you can contact us at any time. Comprehensive support during the first postoperative days ensures lasting treatment success.

Aftercare – Tooth implants require conscientious and thorough oral hygiene. This includes regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning at the dentist’s. Only by thorough care and regular (X-ray) check-ups can long-term success of the treatment and the implant be ensured.

What are tooth implants made of?

The modern implants we use consist of pure titanium – an extremely robust, stable and biocompatible metal. Titanium behaves biologically neutrally and does not trigger any allergies or rejection reactions. The body treats titanium not as a foreign body, but enters into a direct connection with the implant instead.

Is the treatment painful?

Your treatment will be pain-free using modern methods for pain relief (local anesthesia). Should you experience any light pain after the procedure, this can be reliably relieved with "normal" painkillers.

Can the operation be done under narcosis?

For patients with extensive treatments or those with anxiety, we offer professional anesthetic care. All dental and surgical treatments can therefore take place under sedation (twilight sleep / local anesthesia) or under general anesthesia. This depends in each case on the individual situation and on your own wishes.

Who does the implant-supported dental restorations?

Implant prosthetics – Best results from a single source. From planning to aftercare, you can trust in our professional competence in all aspects of modern implantology, because in contrast to purely surgical practices, we also provide dental implant-supported prostheses for our patients. This enables an all-around medical treatment from A-Z – "Made in Munich".

 

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