Dental implants - as well as artificial joints (hips, knees, shoulders, etc.) - are made of titanium, a metal that is optimally tolerated by the body and of the highest medical purity. Implants are inserted as artificial tooth roots into the jawbone almost without wounds if the patient has sufficient jawbone and are fitted with ceramic crowns or ceramic bridges from master dental laboratories in Austria. A difference to natural teeth is not detectable in the cosmetically relevant areas and guarantee a solid bite.
If there are no molars left for a screw-retained or cemented bridge, or if the gap is too large for a bridge. A bridge can also be carried by natural teeth and implants (mixed post concept).
If you are tired of the wobbly partial or total overdenture and want to laugh and eat with your "own" teeth again. A prerequisite for this, however, is a sufficient amount of bone in the upper or lower jaw in order to be able to insert as many long implants as possible.
In this case, bone augmentation must be performed prior or
at the same time as dental implantat insertion to regenerate
a sufficiently wide and high jawbone. The jaw bone is built
up with self-hardening synthetic bone, which acts as a
"guide rail" for the body's own bone regeneration.
Prof. Troedhan and his research group have developed an almost wound-free procedure for lifting the sinus floor ("sinus lift") and for bone stretching ("crest split") based on ultrasound surgery for the upper jaw and jaws that have a too narrow bone-width.
However, necessary bone augmentation surgeries increase the overall risk of the treatment, since bone augmentation through inflammatory or non-inflammatory "bone dissolution" may not produce the desired functional or cosmetic long-term success. Prof. Troedhan therefore always uses self-curing synthetic bone, which he co-developed as part of the Biomaterial Experts Group, to minimise these risks.