Dental implants Munich
A radiant smile with beautiful, well-groomed teeth is part of today's ideal of beauty and is desirable for many people. However, gaps in the teeth can occur or it happens that a dental implant becomes necessary to ensure aesthetics and comfort in everyday life.
Professional dental implants in Munich
Fixed dental implants in Munich must be placed professionally, carefully and with an eye on the overall appearance. We therefore attach great importance to a personal consultation, to the professional procedure and pay attention to aesthetics just as much as to your well-being in our practice. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, please do not hesitate to ask us. We will be happy to help you and advise you in detail.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent, fixed tooth replacement. Here, a tooth root is inserted, which is artificial and must heal. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Prokhorenko, places this tooth root into the jaw. The root is made of zirconia and is not visible. The crown is also made of either zirconia or ceramic. Only the implant crown is visible, so careful insertion of the artificial tooth root is essential for a long-lasting result.
With a dental implant, one tooth is replaced, it is not possible to replace several teeth at the same time with this construction. The dentist places the crown on the tooth root with a connection after the healing phase. This makes the dental implant suitable whenever the tooth is completely missing or had to be removed. If implemented professionally, the dental implant is subsequently indistinguishable from the natural teeth, thus restoring a natural appearance.
Advantages of a dental implant
Probably the biggest advantage of a dental implant is the fact that it is a permanent and stable solution. The goal of the implant is not a short-term solution, but always a long-term solution. With an artificial tooth, the most important thing for a permanent solution is that the root is also strong and can support the tooth in the long term.
The fact that a dental implant exerts a certain pressure on the jawbone is also an important advantage. This prevents the bone from receding and shrinking. On the contrary, it remains strong and intact, which is essential for healthy teeth.
Single tooth gaps can be closed particularly well with the dental implant, as it is a compatible solution. In the case of a gap of several teeth, it may be possible to have several dental implants next to each other or to go directly to a dental prosthesis.
Compared to the bridge, implants offer even more great advantages: More tooth structure is preserved, as there is no need to grind down neighboring teeth. After all, this is one of the biggest risks and unpleasant side effects of a bridge.
Dental implants may initially seem more expensive than other solutions. But if you take a closer look at implantation, you will notice that dental implants also offer some advantages in terms of price. In the long run, they are less expensive. The dentures attached to them are more stable, and bone loss is less.
The following advantages are particularly interesting with a dental implant:
- a durable and particularly stable solution
- the natural tooth is completely reproduced and impresses with a completely natural look
- the preservation of the neighbouring teeth is guaranteed
- the functioning of the natural teeth is not impaired
- the jawbone is preserved and does not degrade
- dental care is possible without any special features
How long does a dental implant have to heal?
Here again, it depends on various factors how long the dental implant has to heal. Above all, the quality of the bone must be considered here, as the type and quality of the bone are important. The density of the bone must also be taken into account, as possible defects in the bones around a dental implant must also be compensated for.
Possible illnesses, medication taken and the patient's condition all play a part in determining how long a dental implant will ultimately have to heal. You will receive more detailed information and times after the consultation when the individual condition has been checked.
The typical procedure of a dental implant treatment
Each dental implant is placed in several steps to ensure optimal durability. First, the patient is given a detailed consultation, including a scan of the jawbone. Diseases and the intake of medication are clarified in order to prevent later complaints.
Modern scans for optimal dental implantation
Our scans correspond to the latest and modern standard in dentistry. This is Digital Volume Tomography (DVT), which is generally used in dentistry for planning operations and placing implants. DVT is a three-dimensional imaging tomography procedure using X-rays. This gives us a very accurate 3D X-ray scan and shows us whether a dental implant is possible and what the current status of the jawbone looks like.
Drilling templates for safe and precise insertion
Drill guides are helpful instruments for the safe and precise placement of dental implants in the maxilla and mandible. They are suitable for various implant treatments and enable esthetically pleasing results, especially in the anterior region. Drill guides provide additional safety through computer-assisted 3D implant planning and positioning. They are custom-made for each patient and ensure the correct drilling direction and depth during the procedure. The result leads to minimally invasive treatments, shorter operation times and less postoperative pain.
Insertion of the dental implant
The implant is inserted under local anaesthetic after a short drilling into the jawbone. This is the first treatment, which is carried out after precise adjustment, during which the bone structure is also taken into account. To avoid any wound pain, our patients are given medication immediately after the operation - so the patient has no pain after the first treatment. Now it is a question of the healing of the dental implant into the jawbone, for which a little patience is required. It is especially important that the dental implant is not loaded too early in order to allow it to heal optimally. Only when this process is complete is it a matter of placing a crown on the dental implant that corresponds to the natural tooth.
Connection of the dental implant
In a second session, the adapted artificial tooth is inserted through a connection to the dental implant. This procedure is virtually painless and restores the desired aesthetics. Following the attachment of the tooth, it is possible to put weight on it and you can bite without fear of losing a tooth.
When is it possible to have immediate implants?
Normally, we work with a dental implant, which first has to heal. In this way, lasting success is possible and our patients do not have to undergo the respective treatment again and again. The longer healing phase of a classical dental implant is not necessary. However, the bone must be strong enough for an immediate implant to be inserted. If this is the case, you can expect a treatment time of around 2 hours, after which you can leave our dental practice in Asamhof, in the centre of Munich, with your artificial tooth.
An immediate implant is not always possible, so you should always wait for a personal consultation with Dr Prokhorenko. If an immediate implant is conceivable, one session is sufficient and afterwards you will receive a load-bearing tooth and a wound that is as small as possible and should heal promptly. Immediate implants are not always possible, however, and it may be necessary to use a classic dental implant for a permanent, stable solution.
How and when are dental implants inserted?
Dental implants can always be inserted in our practice in Munich if a tooth has been lost. This can be the case for a single tooth or for several, depending on the patient and the case at hand. However, it is important that a dental implant is only used when the growth of the jawbone is complete. This is the case between 18 and 21 years of age, so a dental implant is not suitable for teenagers.
In case of doubt, a consultation can determine which options are available and whether the dental implant is a solution or not. Furthermore, there are diseases that cause the growth or the ability to regenerate the bones to be impaired. In such cases, a dental implant cannot be placed. However, this is very rare and will be discussed during the consultation before proceeding.
If there is the possibility of inserting a dental implant, then you can start inserting the artificial tooth root after the consultation. Due to the high compatibility of the implant, there are only a few cases in the practice where the procedure of permanent tooth replacement is not possible.
What is the durability of dental implants?
Dental implants are a long-term solution. However, there are certain behaviours that can lead to the loss of a dental implant. Smoking, the consumption of alcohol or poor oral hygiene are especially worth mentioning here. With these points it can happen that the dental implant is less durable.
Regular check-up & teeth cleaning increases the durability of dental implants
In addition, control examinations check whether the implant is still in the optimal stage or whether any damage is detected. Regular check-ups also increase the durability of a dental implant. Simply because damage is detected at an early stage.
However, with regular professional dental cleaning and very good oral hygiene, experience shows that the durability of dental implants is very high. At this point, it also depends on the patient's lifestyle, which can damage teeth - artificial teeth as well as natural teeth.
Have dental implants placed in Munich: What you can expect
If you want to have implants placed, the question may arise: What will I have to face? In our practice in Munich, we take care of the best possible result carefully and with precision.
First, you visit us before the procedure for an individual consultation. With the help of the DTV procedure, a precise 3D X-ray is taken, which provides us with a particularly meaningful image. In addition, we need to consider the load on the jaw when biting together and chewing. In case of a jawbone deficiency, a targeted jaw reconstruction (also called jaw augmentation) is necessary.
Subsequently, the findings will be discussed directly with Dr. Prokhorenko, your treating dentist, so that the expense can be estimated. In this step, you will also learn the approximate cost of the implantation.
The procedure is performed during the very next visit to our practice in Munich. Using antibiotics and a local anesthetic, the implantation is safe and painless. Sedation or general anesthesia is usually not necessary. We make every effort to carry out the procedure quickly. By the way, placing implants causes less pain and swelling than pulling a tooth. A slight swelling is noticeable for about 3 to 5 days. Bruising is rare, and the pain that may occur after the implant procedure can be well controlled with painkillers.
After the implants are placed, a healing cap is placed to protect the tooth roots. In some cases, we also place a plastic tooth on the implant as a long-term temporary.
Now it's up to you, because care is coming up. To ensure that your implants do the best possible job, you should keep your appointments for checkups and follow-up care. And of course, good oral hygiene also plays a not unimportant role. Professional dental cleaning also helps to prevent any problems.
Are there any risks with dental implant surgery in Munich?
If there is bone loss in the jawbone, the entire treatment takes a little longer because the bone has to be built up. Otherwise it can happen that the dental implant does not hold properly or does not grow in properly. One of the greatest risks of dental implant surgery is that the healing process is delayed or not successful.
The healing of the dental implant is greatly improved by a professional approach, which is a matter of course in our practice. However, in a few cases it may happen that the implant does not heal properly. In such a case, our dentists are of course available to you for alternatives in order to soon restore the accustomed and desired aesthetics.
Are you interested in a dental implant? Feel free to contact us and arrange a consultation appointment for prompt treatment.