DENTAL IMPLANTS

The topic of dental implants is a very extensive one, which is why we want to provide the most important general information on this page.

If you are interested in a specific area, you will find detailed information on selected topics here:

 

However, if your questions remain unanswered, please feel free to send us a message by email at any time.

General

Dental implant is the highest quality replacement for your own tooth. This is an artificial tooth root made of titanium, which connects to the bone.

There are different areas of application: The restoration of single tooth gaps, as well as treatment in the absence of all or several teeth next to each other.

With today's dental implantology options, reliable and long-term results can be achieved.

Even the procedure itself is gentler for most patients than extracting the affected tooth. In our experience, hardly any pain is to be expected after the operation, so that taking a painkiller once is often sufficient.

It has also been shown that there are almost no more groups of people who are considered completely unsuitable for dental implants.

 

Implants are well possible in most cases in smokers and diabetics.

However, we would like to point out that a well-controlled blood sugar and reduction of smoking are in any case beneficial for operations and treatments in the mouth.

Single tooth implant

For individual lost teeth, dental implants, bridges and adhesive bridges for the front teeth are available as treatment options. If there is nothing against it, we recommend a dental implant as a treatment method.

Single-tooth implants are a safe treatment method in which the neighboring teeth are spared.

Multiple tooth implant

If several teeth are to be replaced at the same time, there is also a solution. We have compiled more information on the topic of multiple tooth implants for you on a separate page.

Ceramic implants

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The vast majority of dental implants are made of titanium. In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for metal-free alternatives. Ceramic implants are a high-quality alternative here.

Frequently asked questions about dental implants

No, most patients find the placement of an implant painless. Usually, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, i.e. without anesthesia. You only feel the injection and a slight pulling sensation during the procedure.

No, as is generally the case with dental treatments under local anesthesia, independent driving on the road immediately after treatment is strongly discouraged. The Zieglergasse subway station and a cab stand are located directly in front of our office. For patients with a further journey home it is recommended to organize someone for the return journey.

In principle, the next day for physically non-strenuous work. Some patients also return to work directly after implantation. However, this varies greatly in individual cases.

Here we recommend waiting for the immediate postoperative phase. Mostly everything is possible again after the suture removal. Suture removal takes place between 7 and 10 days after surgery.

In principle, yes. However, depending on the strength of the smoking, there is an increased risk of inflammation. The long-term survival of dental implants in the mouth may also be reduced.. Idealerally reduce your smoking before and after the procedure.

First, you come for a consultation, where a diagnosis is made. Often, a 3D X-ray (DVT) ( linkfor) an accurate case planning is also performed. Usually, several proposed solutions are offered and the various options are discussed with you. Either you then come for another planning appointment or surgery is planned right away.

During the operation, the stay in the surgery, depending on the extent, is about 45 to 90 minutes. The duration of the operation can vary greatly depending on the complexity, usually between 10 and 30 minutes. At the end you will receive a cooling bag, postoperative instructions and an appointment for suture removal.

No, you will never have a gap in your teeth in the visible area. At the end of each treatment, you will be provided with a temporary restoration.

After the implant is placed, it must fuse with the bone. This process takes at least 2 months. In case of simultaneous bone augmentation, this process must be given even more time. Subsequently, the final restoration is fabricated.

prosthetic treatment

If we provide implant treatment for a referring colleague, the definitive prosthetic restoration, i.e. crown, bridge or denture, is completed in the referring dentist's office. If necessary, we will fabricate a temporary restoration for you.

Ideally, implants last a lifetime. As with natural teeth, implants may have to be removed prematurely. In the course of a Peri-implantitis treatment can be used to stop inflammation of the tissue around the implant. In this way, you can ensure the continued existence of the implant in the mouth.

We recommend here a regular control and professional oral hygiene. It is important to recognize the signs of inflammation at an early stage in order to be able to combat them successfully.

An initial consultation is free of charge.

In the case of definitive case planning with the preparation of treatment cost plans, we allow ourselves to charge a fee. This will be offset against the treatment costs in the case of implementation.

There may also be separate costs for the diagnostic survey, such as panoramic X-ray and 3D X-ray. If you have a current panoramic X-ray or other documents, please bring them with you.