What are dental implants
Dental implants are a modern, revolutionary method to restore the function and aesthetics of the mouth, when one, several, or all teeth are missing.
Dental implants are artificial roots and have similar shape and size of that of the natural teeth.
They are placed into the jaw bone in the position of the missing teeth. They are made of titanium, one of the most biocompatible biomaterials, that is widely used in other medical specialties, such as artificial joints, pace makers et c.
Dental implants help us create fixed, natural looking teeth and thus avoid a removable denture.
How were modern dental implants discovered?
In the beginning of the 50’s, Swedish Professor Branemark made an astonishing discovery!
He observed that titanium could functionally join with living bone cells! After systematic and meticulous research he was able to prove that under controlled conditions titanium could predictably integrate with bone, a process he named osseointegration. The first osseointegrated implants were placed in humans in 1965 with excellent results.
Ever since gigantic leaps of progress have been made. Today more and more people trust dental implants to enjoy a better quality of life.
How is implant treatment carried out?
The proper implant therapy starts with the proper planning! We now have computerized diagnostic systems, which analyze the size and shape of the jaw in all 3 dimensions, which enable us to plan every step with absolute accuracy.
Even before the implantation we know exactly how many and what type of implants will be used, as well as the fine details of the final reconstruction.
Dental implants – Placement and reconstruction
Implant therapy consists of two phases:
1st Phase: Placement of the implants in the pre-selected site.
We then have to wait for a period of 3-4 months, until the osseo-integration is complete (2).
2nd Phase: Exposing the implants, placement of the prosthetic components and temporary restoration and subsequently fabrication of the final teeth (3).
Modern dental implants, as well as refined techniques render implant therapy a safe and highly successful treatment option.
What offers a therapy with dental implants?
Dental implants offer most of all self-confidence, since one can freely enjoy a favored meal and laugh and speak without hesitation.
Using dental implants, we don’t only restore the normal function and chewing ability – we bring harmony back to the smile and the entire face.
Especially when multiple teeth are missing, the lips and cheeks loose their natural support, making the signs of time even stronger.
Dental implants help us recreate a beautiful smile and a youthful, radiant face.
Enjoy again the radiance of youthfulness on your face!
Thanks to dental implants you can turn the clock back in time.
Freely share your smile and above all the fun for life!
The confidence of a natural smile!