When is a dental implant recommended?
Having no teeth is an important problem for those affected. For a lot of patients aesthetics and the psychological effects in connection with that plays an important role. Problems of chewing, badly functioning tooth replacement, etc., often adds to the isolation of a lot of people.
You might feel insecure because of your teeth not being in order; you might feel distressed because of your ill-fitting tooth replacements.
Which tooth implant system do we recommend?
The aim of the new improvements of CAMLOG® dental implant system was to improve an implant system- based on the experience of Dr. A. Kirsch and DR. K.L. Ackermann in implanting and prosthetics- that is innovative and well-functioning and creates new standards in implantation/combined build-up.
With the help of scientific findings and experience of many years the Camlog system was created without any "old burdens". It contains a vast minimum of components and so is it for clinicists, assistants and tooth technicians easy to review and extremely user-friendly.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of full titan which is placed into the jaws under local anaesthesia. There the bone heals around the implant tightly and depending on the type of system it becomes loadable in 3-6 months.
The next step is to check whether your overall health condition allows the implantation. Furthermore, it is of great importance if you have enough bone in your jaws so that the implant can be inserted appropriately.
A tooth implant is recommended when there is:
- Blocking of gaps in case of one missing tooth. Healthy neighbouring teeth can be saved this way from grinding down and being crowned.
- Restoration of the chewing function of grinders.
- Fixation of full prosthesis to achieve better attachment and as a result of this a better chewing function.
- In case of loss of one, several or all teeth and if the patient is not willing to accept removable dentures.
The optimal, but also most expensive solution for a toothless mouth also called as edentulous jaw is a fixed denture. 6 to 8 tooth implants need to be inserted into the jaws depending on the form and bone supply of the jaws. As the next step a bridge is placed on these implants, which does not need to be removed anymore.
Tooth implant and build-up part
With an implant the set-up can be improved or prosthesis can be fully redeemed.
The adaptation of tooth implants:
- Single tooth replacement
- Handling bigger cavities
- Handling shortened tooth dentures
- Improvement of the hold of removable prosthesis
- Full or partly replacement of the dental arch with a fixed bridge
Implanted tooth replacement is made up of three components: an artificial root that is placed into the jawbone by the dentist, a linking part and an artificial crown, bridge or prosthesis, which are completed by a specially trained dental technician in a dental lab. Modern tooth implants can be produced one-by-one which makes the treatment time shorter and reduces costs. The artificial root is usually made of the metal titanium. It is produced in the form of a screw and a cylinder and is between 8 and 16 millimetres long. On this root we put a linking part and a tooth, bridge or prosthesis in the end.
The linking part is in most cases made of titanium or ceramics. The dental implant-supported crown or bridge is made of ceramic alloy or ceramics just like traditional ones.
The success results of dental implants are high. The so called Osseo integration or healing into the jawbone succeeds in 95 % of all cases. After 10 years about 90 % of them still function well.
Tens of thousands of artificial roots are placed in in the UK every year. They give the basis for a single artificial tooth or as a root for bridges, removable or non-removable prosthesis. Implantation follows in stages. Firstly, a careful examination is needed along with the planning of the placing of the implants. If during the examination any diseases of the teeth of the gum are detected, first these need to be handled with only after solving these problems and healing of these can the placement of the implants started.
Furthermore another pre-condition is that there is enough bone substance of the jaw. If it is too thin, the implantologist needs to build up the jaw bone at the required place for example with the help bone taken from the chin to have sufficient bone substance. After this the implants can be placed into the bone. If only a small amount of bone is needed this can be gained during implantation from the place of boring as during this process small chips are filtered and apprehended. Another opportunity is the bone build-up with artificial alloplastic grafts. These are usually produced in a lab synthetically of beta-tricalcium phosphate or sea algae. However, even in the case of artificial bone build-up about 50 % bone substitute is mixed to the artificial material. These processes bring inflectional and operational risks with it.
Disk dental implants are placed into the jaw from the sides and in most cases it can be loaded immediately. This type of implant does not usually require any bone build-up as it uses the sides of the bones. There is, however, no data existing based on evidence so this type of implant is only rarely used.
Should you have any further questions, we are at your disposal. We look forward to your hearing your appointment request, so we can convince you of the high quality our services and win your confidence. We remain in deep respect and hope to see you soon personally.
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