Dental implant

Firm hold through artificial tooth roots

Sooner or later it affects almost all of us, the first teeth are lost for various reasons. Patients want dentures that are indistinguishable from real teeth. Implants replace missing teeth including the roots of the teeth. A wide variety of forms of dentures can then be applied to this new foundation.

Dental implants take over the function of the tooth root for a single crown, they serve as a pillar of a bridge or ensure a secure hold for removable dentures. The healthy tooth substance is spared and the bone structure is preserved. Implants can be anchored directly in the jaw bone in toothless sections of the jaw. Implants enable an aesthetically and functionally optimal solution. We carry out all surgical procedures, such as the insertion of implants in the jawbone or the removal of wisdom teeth, in our own operating room.

Before implantation

Before an upcoming treatment, you should eat enough so that the anesthesia (anaesthetic) is well tolerated and takes effect. In addition, it is advisable to prepare ways to cool your jaw at home before you go to the doctor’s office, e.g. B. cool envelopes or ice packs.

Since the ability to drive a car may be impaired, or driving under and after the anesthetic is prohibited anyway, it makes sense to organize an escort for the way home. It is recommended to stop smoking two days before the procedure.

The consumption of alcohol should be avoided 24 hours before the treatment. Women should remove all cosmetics; jewelry should be avoided.

It is very important to discuss the use of painkillers or anticoagulant medication with your family doctor and the treating surgeon before the procedure. It is important to avoid unforeseen reactions after an operation. The general discontinuation of medication should always be discussed with your family doctor beforehand.

After implantation

Driving may be impaired immediately after the procedure. Coffee and black tea should be avoided entirely on the day of the operation. Smoking and alcohol consumption should be stopped for at least three, better seven days to avoid the risk of impaired wound healing. While the local anesthetic is taking effect, you should neither drink nor eat. There is a risk of burns, biting or choking.

Douching in the first twelve hours is strongly discouraged. Frequent rinsing disrupts wound healing and can cause secondary bleeding. Oral care should be resumed on the first day after the operation, but the operated area should be avoided when brushing your teeth. The prescribed medication should be taken as directed.

Swelling of the wound may occur after the operation, which should decrease after three days. Cold, damp compresses reduce swelling and wound pain. These envelopes should be started soon after the procedure. Heat, sun exposure and heavy physical work or sports should be avoided in the first week after the procedure.

Can anyone get an implant?

Today, almost every patient can have an implantation. The most important prerequisite is sufficient bone volume so that the implant has a firm hold. Information as to whether an implantation is possible for you will be explained in detail in a personal conversation after a corresponding preliminary examination.