Implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They offer a permanent solution to tooth loss and can restore single tooth gaps, multiple teeth or even the entire dental arch. Here is some important information about implants:

Structure of an implant: A typical dental implant consists of three main parts: the implant (titanium screw), the abutment (abutment made of titanium or ceramic) and the implant-supported crown, bridge or prosthesis. The implant screw is surgically inserted into the jawbone and serves as an artificial tooth root. The abutment is a connection that is placed on the implant screw. It connects and supports the crown or prosthesis to the implant, which is the visible part of the implant restoration.

Materials: Implants are usually made of biocompatible materials that interact well with the bone tissue. The most common materials are titanium and zirconium oxide. Titanium implants are widely used due to their strength, durability and biocompatibility.

Treatment process: Implant treatment takes place in several steps. First, a thorough examination and planning is carried out, including an assessment of bone quality and quantity. The implant is then inserted surgically under local anesthesia, if necessary with bone augmentation measures. After a healing phase of 3-9 months, depending on the initial situation and jaw, the implant osteointegrates (grows together) with the bone. The abutment is placed as part of an exposure procedure and the visible part of the restoration, such as the crown or bridge abutment, is attached in subsequent sessions.

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Advantages of implants:

  • Stability and durability: implants provide firm anchoring in the jawbone and enable stable and permanent attachment of crowns, bridges or dentures.
    Natural look and feel: Implant-supported restorations look and feel like natural teeth and offer an aesthetically pleasing solution to tooth loss.
  • Preservation of the jawbone: Implants stimulate the bone and prevent the deterioration of the jawbone that can occur with untreated tooth loss.
  • Functionality: Implants enable normal chewing and speaking function, which improves the patient’s quality of life.

Indications: Implants are suitable for most healthy adults with sufficient bone quality and quantity. They can be used to treat single tooth gaps, partial or complete tooth loss and to stabilize removable dentures.

Overall, implants are an advanced and effective solution for tooth loss, offering aesthetic, functional and long-term benefits. A thorough examination and planning by an experienced dentist are crucial to the success of implant treatment.