Is an implant already flawless? Especially for implants that are already older, a regular medical examination is useful to check whether they are still in perfect condition. In most cases, general anesthesia is required for the procedure. The incision is mainly made in the breast crease.
How can dental implants be inserted?
For existing gaps between teeth, dental implants can be used as a gentle, durable and natural-looking alternative to bridges. With their help, gaps in the lower jaw and upper jaw can be closed so that the original function and appearance of the dentition are restored.
How must an implant be built up?
As mentioned at the beginning, bone may need to be built up before an implant can be placed. The less bone there is, the more difficult it is to anchor the implant - a titanium screw - stably in the jawbone.
Which materials are suitable for implants?
The pure titanium and all-ceramic materials used for the implants are characterized by excellent compatibility and load-bearing capacity. This allows the implants to grow completely into the jawbone so that they can be loaded just like real teeth.
How can mini-implants be inserted?
Mini implants can usually be inserted via a minimally invasive approach without prior bone augmentation, as they are shorter than "normal" dental implants and have a smaller diameter (1.8 - 2.4 mm).
What is an alternative implant material?
Implant material: Ceramic Ceramic (zirconium oxide) is available as an alternative implant material. This material is characterized above all by its white color, so that it can not only take over the function of the natural teeth, but above all meet high aesthetic demands.
What are the advantages of mini implants over conventional implants?
Advantages of mini implants. The advantage of mini implants over conventional implants is that they can be screwed in during a small operation. This means that mini implants can also be used for high-risk patients and older patients who are predisposed to wound healing disorders due to pre-existing conditions, for example.
How are mini-implants inserted? Mini implants are usually made of titanium or a titanium alloy and carry ball heads on top onto which the prosthesis for the upper or lower jaw is placed. How are mini-implants inserted? The very small diameter of mini-implants enables a minimally invasive surgical method without opening the gums.
What is the load capacity of mini implants compared to conventional implants? The mini implants can be loaded immediately after insertion, so that the prosthesis can be placed directly. The advantage of mini implants over conventional implants is that they can be screwed in during a minor operation.
How to use ceramic implants?
However, the use of ceramic implants is also possible. The crown ( superstructure ), which is placed on the implant and represents the visible dental prosthesis, is usually made of ceramic or, in its modern form, zirconium. The variant with non-precious metal can also be considered.
How much does a zirconia ceramic implant cost? It costs about 50 euros, the result is already available after one week. If the tendency to inflammation can be proven, zircon ceramic implants are a good alternative.
Is immediate loading possible with ceramic implants? Immediate loading is currently not possible with ceramic implants. However, the gum or soft tissue reacts particularly positively to zirconium oxide and is superior to titanium there.
Why are ceramic implants particularly strong? Implants made of ceramic resemble the natural tooth substance particularly closely. In esthetically relevant zones of the frontal area, they can hardly be distinguished from the naturally grown tooth thanks to the natural-looking white color and their special translucency. There is also no shimmering through of dark metal in thin gums.
What are mini implants for the elderly?
First and foremost, mini implants are a good technique for older people who have problems with their existing dentures. In particular, you can significantly reduce problems with seating and chewing movements by using mini implants.