Healthy teeth are an integral part of quality of life. Personal well-being is crucially dependent on whether one can chew powerfully, drink without problems, speak clearly and be free from discrete ridicule. We especially use our expertise in the absence of teeth, in order to simulate the original condition, natural function and the appearance of your teeth. For this, modern dental medicine offers various options.
In fact there are many possible improvements. For excellent results ensures artificial, manufactured titanium implants that are firmly attached to the tooth replacement.
In the following video you can see the sequence of an implant placement one example of one missing tooth
The affected area is anesthetized locally, this allows a painless treatment. At the beginning of the treatment, the gum is opened and kept apart carefully. This allows rapid wound healing in the later stages of treatment. The next step is the implant bed preparation. Usually done in several steps and without pain. After a thorough cleaning of the implant bed, the implant is now inserted, by screwing so receiving a secure grip. The implant gets a cap, which acts as protection during healing. In the healing process the implant connects to the bone, thus establishing a secure hold. After the healing period, the gum is opened again and modeled in a short procedure. Now, in a final step, the abutment can be screwed into the implant. Subsequently the custom made crown is placed on this attachment.
What is a Tooth Implant?
Dental implants are used as a substitute for dental roots in the jaw and are used as fixtures for crowns, prostheses and bridges. Dental implants are permanently anchored in the jaw and grow together with the jawbone. One gets the natural model of healthy sets of teeth with the combination of function and appearance. Even in the case of completely toothless jaws, the function and the outer appearance can be restored with implants.
What advantages are there with Tooth Implant?
- An implant is made of titanium, a very good contractual metal.
- Implants replace missing teeth.
- They close single tooth gaps (like a dental bridge) without grinding the healthy tooth substance of the neighboring teeth.
- Through the use of implants it is often possible to integrate a fixed denture, where otherwise only one removable denture (prostheses) was possible.
- You can stabilize prostheses so that the gum encrustations are unnecessary and so that the prostheses no longer wobble.
- Suitable for single and multiple missing teeth.
- A possible bone loss can be prevented by a strain.
- Convenient for every age (after the conclusion of adolescence).
- Improves chewing and speaking.
- The optical impression corresponds to the natural teeth.
What is a DVT (Digital Volume Tomography)?
A DVT offers the possibility to integrate a three-dimensional digital radiograph similar to the CT. The extremely exact, three-dimensional, freely rotating imaging of the patient’s skull, in particular of the jaw region, clearly shows the anatomical ratios without overlapping. Surgically relevant information such as jaw form, bone thickness and density, the behavior of the artery and the nerve channel, the location of the maxillary sinus and deposits in the lower jaw are known in advance. Studies show a reduction of OP-risks for implantation by 50-60%. The practitioner can virtually move through the bone and the implant shape, length and width as well as determine the ideal implant position and the angle before the operation. Therefore, the risk of complications during implantation is significantly reduced. The ideal implant position is also essential for the aesthetics of subsequent dental prostheses.
Bone Formation (Augmentation)
Today the design of the new bone around the teeth and implants is very reliable under certain conditions. Endogenous bones can be used as construction material and/or pharmaceutically produced bone replacement material can be reliably used.
Sinus Lift (Maxillary sinus lift)
The upper jaw moves up into the maxillary sinus, in which the posterior teeth of the upper jaw extend into. After the loss of teeth a jawbone remodeling will take place and the maxillary sinus enlarges itself. Therefore, there is not enough residual bone height available for an implant. In order to place such an implant, sufficient bone substance must first be created. This will be achieved by inserting bone substitute material between the bottom of the maxillary sinus and the elastic mucous membrane of the maxillary sinus. The transferred material therefore serves as a placeholder and is gradually converted into dense bone from the body.
In the following video you can see the procedure of a sinus lift
The classic method is characterized by the external lateral access to the maxillary sinus. It runs very few complications and is an excellent method to perform a bone augmentation in the upper posterior jaw region. The gum is elevated under local anesthesia to access to the jawbone. Here a small window is provided through which the maxillary sinus mucosa of the floor is lifted carefully. By raising this a cavity is created in which the bone substitute material can be filled. Then cavity and bone window are closed again and the gum is put back over the bone. The incorporated material grows into the cavity and forms after healing a robust and reliable foundation for implants.
The bone formation of a significantly too narrow or too low jaw portion can be achieved by harvesting a larger piece of bone from elsewhere in the oral cavity (normally). This bone can then be fixed by means of small screws at the destination side. Such a bone block (or bone span) normally must heal in for a few months before it can be safely loaded with implants. The ascending lower jaw branch is a suitable donor site for harvesting bone blocks.
GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration)
This technique refers to a procedure which is known as guided bone regeneration. This is a procedure by which a pharmaceutically produced bone substitute or autologous bone are allowed to heal under the protection of a membrane in order to gain sufficient bone height or width for implant placement.