The real third teeth are rock-solid

An implant solution for every need for a solid bite

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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.

When do You need implants ?

If teeth have not grown due to a natural anomaly or have been lost due to an accident or caries and the adjacent teeth are free of caries.

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.

What to do if there is too few jaw-bone for implants ?

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.

Minimal invasive biological bone reconstruction in case of bone atrophy

Tooth removal with ultrasound

Modern dentistry can preserve teeth for a long time, but inevitably the time comes when they have to be removed. This is then no longer possible with simple forceps, as the teeth are fragmented or are already broken off in the jawbone. The removal then causes the destruction of the jawbone by bone milling or chiselling. With ultrasound, on the other hand, the tooth remnants can be loosened without bone loss, removed and often implants can be placed immediately in the same position.

almost woundless sinuslift

In 2006, Prof. Trödhan and his research partners developed ultrasound instruments for the most frequently required bone augmentation, the "sinus lift" in the upper jaw. In contrast to conventional methods using bone milling and bone chisels, the entire bone augmentation surgery is performed through a 3 mm small hole, less than a tooth extraction-site. Numerous international studies have shown that Prof. Troedhan's INTRALIFT is superior to previous methods.

almost woundless bone-widening

In 2009, Prof. Troedhan and his research partners developed the first real alternative to complex autologous bone grafting surgeries in order to widen a too narrow jaw bone for implants almost bloodlessly.  Horizontal ultrasound jaw bone stretching also usually allows simultaneous placement of the dental implants and the remaining cavities are closed with self-curing synthetic artificial bone substitute material. Mostly crown or bridge-restorations can be performed after 3-5 months.

Important medical information for implant surgery and risks associated with implants

The precise knowledge of implant biology helps you to make the right choice for You

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After implant surgery

A temporary resin bridge or the old prosthesis is replaced, which means you are never toothless!
Antibiotics are given for 5 days to prevent infection.
The rarely occurring swelling is combated with ice compresses and decongestant painkillers.
Wound pain is unanimously described by all patients as very mild. In many cases it does not occur at all.
According to unanimous patient statements, there is practically no postoperative swelling or pain after wound-free implant-insertions without the need of additional bone augmentation procedures.
After bone augmentation surgeries, swellings and "bruises" on the face can occur, a slight wound pain can be prevented with painkillers for 2-3 days but are more than 50% reduced by the application of ultrasound-surgical techniques as worldwide clinical studies proved.
The uncovery and insertion of the bridge or bar/prosthesis takes place in the lower jaw after 12 weeks of mucosa-covered healing, in the upper jaw after 12 - 16 weeks in case immediate prosthetic treatment is not possible due to poor bone-quality and -volume.
In the case of immediately loadable implants, crowns, bridges or bar prostheses are fitted 2 days to 1 week after implantation.
In sinus lift surgeries, the waiting time until dental implants can be inserted or loaded is between 6 and 9 months (this is the time in which bone grafts are converted into stable and resilient bone produced by the body - even when using autologous bone-grafts !). Bone regeneration is a biological "constant" by evolution and cannot be speeded up by medical treatments.

Infection risk as with natural teeth

The only enemies of dental implants are abnormally high loads (tooth grinding, chronic chewing gum use), insufficient bone and bacteria, which can lead to bone loss, loosening and inflammation (implant periodontosis, "periimplantitis") as with natural teeth.

This means that if you do not care for your implants carefully and correctly, they will loosen like natural teeth. Especially if you have lost your teeth due to periodontal disease (periodontitis), we recommend that you attend the implant care training offered at your center after inserting dental implants and have regular gum and hygiene checks carried out. If you know that you grind very hard at night, you should refrain from implant treatment or wear a protective splint after implant treatment. Dental implants are not the "better teeth" but today the only way to replace lost teeth. The dental implants (= artificial tooth roots made of titanium) themselves are almost indestructible, but are lost faster than natural teeth when the bone-anchorage of the implants disappear due to overloading or bacterial infection ("periimplantitis").

The risk of infection and thus the loss of implants are minimized by the highly polished attachment sleeve or the smooth "implant neck" (Q1-Q3/QZA implants) and regular controls in your center and, above all, perfect hygiene. Prof. Troedhan's long-term success rate is 96.27% over an observation period of 20 years and over 12,000 implants placed. So far only five implants have broken due to overloading in the jaw bone (after 12-15 years), all other lost implants were not properly cared for by the implant wearer and had to be removed due to peri-implant bone infection and inflammation or the implants were loosened due to abnormal loads (tooth grinding, chewing gum) in the bone and had to be removed.

Unfortunately, implants - as suspected 20 years ago - do not completely halt natural bone loss, especially in the edentulous upper jaw, so that maxillary implants can lose their hold after 10-15 years due to this bone loss. In order to prevent bone loss in the maxilla as far as possible and to prolong the service life of the implants, we routinely recommend bone widening with synthetic bone augmentation materials.

Cosmetic aspects

In order to improve the longest possible and inflammation-free preservation of your implants an to facilitate an easy cleaning of your implants, the implant necks protrude approx. 1 mm from the gum in jaw sections which cannot be seen at chewing or at a wide smile (molar region in the upper and lower jaw, very rarely also after accidents in the anterior region). The cemented crowns or screwed-on bars are shaped in such a way that easy access to cleaning with interdental space brushes is guaranteed. Although this may be unusual at first, it will serve your long satisfaction with dental implants.