As strong as your own teeth!
Whether implants, i.e. artificial tooth roots, are inserted into the jaw in place of missing teeth or a so-called bridge has to replace the gap of missing teeth – we dedicate ourselves to your dental problems with dedication and can even replace several teeth at once.
Dental implants –
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Quality of life in everyday life.
as an adaptable alternative.
Questions and answers
Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about dental implants.
What are implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace lost teeth.
They wear single crowns or bridges and they can securely re-anchor removable dentures (partial or complete dentures) or replace them with completely fixed teeth. Dental implants have been used for several decades and are now a proven treatment method for restoring chewing function.
They are made of titanium or ceramic. Implants are tissue-friendly and form a strong bond with the bone. Their shape is cylindrical (with or without screw thread) and their length is 8-16 mm depending on the requirement and their diameter is about 3-5 mm.
There are so-called one-piece and two-piece implants: The one-piece implants consist of a post that protrudes from the gum after implantation. The dental crown is attached to this.
With two-piece systems, the implant first grows in under the gum. After the healing phase, the implant is exposed. A abutment is then inserted into the implant, protruding above the gum. Crowns, bridges or removable dentures are then attached to this abutment.
How much do dental implants cost?
This question cannot be answered in a blanket manner. The price understandably depends on the number, effort, difficulty and demands of the patient.
In any case, you will receive an in-depth consultation and a detailed treatment and cost plan before treatment begins.
Private insurers usually reimburse the costs according to the contractual agreement. Statutory health insurance companies pay a subsidy for the dentures (crowns, bridges, prostheses) that go on the implants, but not for the implants themselves.
Consider this when making your decision for implants: The financial outlay appears in a different light when implants significantly enhance your quality of life and health.
How long do implants last?
In principle, implants can last a lifetime. Studies have shown that after 10 years, about 95 percent of the implants were still firm.
By the way: There is no upper age limit for an implant restoration. Implants can significantly improve the quality of life and health, especially in old age, because they allow normal and strong chewing again.
The durability of implants also depends to a large extent on how they are cared for. Just as with your own natural teeth, regular and careful oral care at home is required.
In addition, there are regular check-ups by the dentist and professional dental cleanings in the practice.
When to choose a dental implant?
For gaps between teeth: single or multiple missing teeth can be replaced by an implant with a crown. This saves grinding down the neighboring teeth for a bridge. In case of missing back teeth: Instead of a removable partial denture, fixed implants with crowns or bridges can be made here. It’s like having your own teeth again.
For complete dentures: There are two options here:
- It is possible to design ill-fitting dentures (especially in the lower jaw) with implants so that they hold well and securely again.
- 6 – 8 implants are placed per jaw and bridges are attached to them. This means that you can dispense with the removable denture altogether and have completely fixed teeth again.