Dental implants are now increasingly important in the event of losing one, several, or all of one’s teeth. When teeth are lost there is an aesthetic and, above all, functional limitation – such as biting. Implants are essentially titanium screws that screw into the jaw. This creates a strong connection between the implant and the bone that can then be loaded. They are readily accepted by the human body and do not cause allergies.
In our practice we use the Swiss Straumann Implant System, whose success rate is 98–99%. Thanks to the special SLActive coating, the only one of its kind on the market, the healing time of the implant is reduced from the normal 4 months to 1–2 months.
The implant is inserted into the bone
Treatment is performed under local anaesthesia, comparable to normal tooth extraction. The patient does not experience pain, just some soft pushing and touching. After insertion of the implant into the bone, healing time is required, which takes 2–4 months depending on the type of implant used. Subsequently, impressions and a definitive prosthetic replacement are made. Implant treatment is not limited by age. Patients tolerate the procedure very well. The main advantage of implants is that there is no need to abrade adjacent, often healthy teeth. An implant is the only denture that replaces not only the crown part but also the root. Removable dentures carried by implants are better held and more stable. Implants have a unique aesthetic and functional benefit.