Dental Implants - More Quality of Life

You only appreciate things when you lose them. This theory also works for teeth. Their loss is often experienced as a dramatic event in life. By that we gain the awareness of how we miss the former quality of life.

How good it is to enjoy chewing with healthy teeth, to laugh and be well-grounded. However, in the course of life different reasons can lead to the loss of one or several teeth. One missing tooth already spoils culinary pleasures and shakes our social life, not only in professional terms but also when it comes to friends and family. So healthy and beautiful teeth ensure a free smile and a merry charisma, and are the basis for a self-content appearance. Intact teeth don't necessarily come natural, but nowadays, aided by the modern possibilities in dentistry, you can get this feeling back with implants that are deep-seated in the bone. This kind of dental prostheses is really close to the natural form of a tooth.

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The Implantation

Prior to every surgery and treatment, a detailed interview will take place. At first we try to get a picture of the conditions in your mouth, of your habits and your state of health. Prior to an implantation teeth and gum should be in good condition.

1. Planning and preparation

After a detailed personal interview in which all wishes, possibilities and also the risks of the implantation have been discussed, the planning stage will follow. During this time we will plan the required treatment. Our extensive experience combined with the possibilities of modern diagnostics ensure the best possible prearrangement of the required treatment. Digital X-ray and computer-aided tomography can show the jaw conditions in the best and detailed way and help to form the basis of the planning.

2. Inserting the implant

After a local anesthesia we will open your gum (1). Afterwards a hole will be drilled into your jaw bone to bury the implant which replaces the tooth root (2). After that treatment the wound will be sutured (3). The bone stabilizes the implant, and after about two months the gum will be healed. 

3. Healing time of the implant

In order to ensure that the bone adheres quickly with the implant the part where the surgery was done has to be absolutely protected for a certain period of time. Every healing process of a surgery wound needs a certain period of time. The healing time depends on different factors such as bone quality and amount of bone structure. If requested, a temporary denture can be implemented directly after the implantation, e.g. for an incisor gap to maintain esthetics. We will give you information about how to properly care for your teeth during this healing process. Particularly during the first days after the surgery you should avoid all foods that strain the implant. This means among others an extra emphasis on mouth hygiene, no hard food, no smoking, no alcohol nor pronounced physical strain.

4. Inserting the dental prosthesis onto the implant

After healing out well and once the adherence of the implant with the bone is satisfactory, we construct tooth crowns in our own dental laboratory. The replacement will then be implemented and fixed onto the implant.  

5. Possibilities in case of insufficient bone material

If there is not enough bone material, the bone structure can be build up. To achieve this, spare bone material will be put onto the existing jaw bone. They grow together to form a stable basis for the implant. In the upper jaw the mucous membrane of the maxillary sinus can be slightly lifted so that the newly developed sinus can be filled with spare bone material. This procedure is called sinus lift and is a routine procedure. 

6. The period of treatment

How much time it will take to complete the treatment depends on your individual condition and your requirements. It can take two weeks ('immediate loading') to six months (e.g. complex bone augmentation). The 'immediate loading' is an exception and can only be considered under perfect circumstances. The treatment usually takes three months.

1) Open up the gum 2) Drilling 3) Sealing

Dental Implants - The new teeth

A long life of the implants is ensured by optimal care and regular check-up. Implants are a valuable investment with a great benefit for you. With the correct care they will stay with you for a lifetime. Scientific studies prove this. Just like you care for your remaining teeth, you should also take good care of your implants. This way you will be able to enjoy the advantages of your new teeth for a long time.

In dental plaque bacteria proliferate and can lead to inflammations. Such inflammations are a risk for the preservation of your implants. Thus a daily and thorough routine with suitable cleaning auxiliaries is mandatory. We are happy to assist you with this. In addition to perfect home care we recommend a regular prevention program with professional dental hygiene, which we offer in our practices. Here persistent deposits will be removed and so the preservation of your implants is ensured.

Firm teeth strengthen your occlusion.

The safety of your treatment

Implants are a very close-to-nature and high-quality dental replacement. The use of this operative therapy presumes extensive knowledge in this field of modern diagnostics as well as the command of the operational techniques. Thus such a high-class care is only offered by especially trained and experienced dentists.

21 years of experience with more than 3.000 successful implants and the number of certificates resulting from specialised education and skill-enhancement training of our implantologist Dr. Michael Hager make nearly every surgery a routine surgery. Even in complex cases the modern equipment together with a computer-aided tomographic prearrangement enable a successful surgery.