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Implant (tooth)

Depending on the manufacturer, there are different implant systems that differ mainly in shape, but work according to the same basic principle. An artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium or ceramic, is anchored in the jawbone. The way it works is comparable to a dowel that is drilled into the wall. The actual dental prosthesis, a crown, bridge or prosthesis is then mounted on this dental "dowel".

 

The aim of the treatment is that neither the implant nor the denture can be recognized as such, but act like a natural tooth and can be used as such. The following treatment steps are necessary for this:

  • Preliminary examination: Before the implantation, the dentist creates an X-ray image and / or a three-dimensional image in order to be able to plan the subsequent position and diameter of the dental prosthesis. In more complex cases, it may also be necessary to make models (dental bridges) for planning. If there is enough bone, an implantation can be carried out, otherwise the doctor has various options for bone grafting.
  • Place the implant: A small incision is made in the gum under local anesthesia and the implant bed is then prepared. It is just big enough that the implant can be screwed tightly. The wound is then sutured and the implant has to heal for approx. 3 months. A longer healing time may be necessary with simultaneous bone building. During this time, the gap can be covered by a temporary denture.
  • Insert the crown: As soon as the implant is firmly attached to the bone, the final denture is individually made and placed. This can be a single crown, bridge or prosthesis. After the treatment, the patient should go to the dentist for regular check-ups (annually). There is also the possibility - under certain clinical conditions - to restore implants with a temporary crown / bridge immediately. After the implants have healed, the temporary restoration is exchanged for a permanent restoration.

 

Severe general illnesses such as diabetes or bone loss (osteoporosis) and heavy smoking as well as poor oral hygiene can be considered reasons for not carrying out an implantation or only after a strict risk assessment. This makes it more difficult for the artificial tooth root to grow in.

 

An implant restoration requires a relatively low expenditure of time with several treatments. In addition, the therapy is comparatively expensive. The implant has the following advantages:

  • other teeth are not damaged in contrast to treatment with a dental bridge
  • Implants can be used as pillars for a bridge or a prosthesis for subsequent dentures
  • they look natural and stand firmly in the jaw, so they can be loaded like natural teeth
  • Implant-supported bridges / crowns are fixed dentures that do not have to be removed
  • Implants are relatively easy to clean by brushing them morning and evening like a real tooth
  • a regression of the jawbone is largely prevented