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Frequent questions

Implants

  1. Disadvantages and risks of implants

    Surgical intervention usually a healing phase is necessary in case of lack of bone supply a bone structure is necessary In rare cases, the implant is rejected by the body Lack of oral hygiene, cigarette consumption, limited wound healing and some general conditions are risk factors
  2. What solutions are there for lack of bone supply

    Bodies of bone and bone substitute material: One-time: Bone building and implantation in one session Two-time: implantation after bone augmentation Computer assisted implantation: Navigated implantation without bone structure for the best possible utilization of the existing bone
  3. How should implants be maintained?

    Domestic oral hygiene: also with dental floss Regular prophylaxis: professional oral hygiene Regular checks
  4. What is a dental implant?

    Small screw made of titanium Purity grade 4: very well tolerated material Is used in the absence of one or more teeth as a replacement for the natural tooth root in the jawbone Then you can attach crowns or bridges in the gap denture and prostheses in the empty jaw
  5. What is the procedure?

    DDiagnostics and Implant Consulting: Determination of general health Assessment of the bone supply Assessment of the residual dentition (periodontitis, ...) makeover (possibly bone formation if there is too little bone) Inserting the implant healing Definitive prosthetics: crown or bridge restoration
  6. How is the implant inserted?

    Usually short surgery by local anesthesia The implant firmly attaches to the bone during a healing period that depends on bone quality. After the healing phase, the implants are restored with crowns If the quality of the bone permits it, an immediate restoration of implants with a crown is also possible
  7. When will implants be used?

    If a tooth is missing: Single implant instead of a bridge in which the adjacent teeth must be ground If several adjacent teeth are missing: Bridge on implants instead of prosthesis When the jaw is completely toothless: Removable denture on implants with push button Removable denture on implant bar Firmly bolted bridge on implants