Dental Implants Munich
A dental implant is a surgical screw made from titanium which is placed into the jaw to replace the root of a tooth. This “root” can then serve as a basis for a prosthetic crown. Unlike other kinds of tooth replacement, no adjacent teeth have to be affected when using this technology. In addition, the jawbone does not recede because the implant maintains the natural load of the tooth. Implantology can and should therefore be regarded as the future of tooth replacement in modern dentistry. For this reason, we at the oral surgery clinic Dr. Butz & Partner place great importance on offering our patients the largest possible variety of high-end technology for dental implants. Whether one tooth, several teeth or an entire row of teeth has to be replaced: In our oral surgery clinic in Munich, we guarantee that you will only encounter the latest materials, the most tried techniques and the most competent oral surgeons in your diagnosis and treatment. That is what we stand for.
Advantages of dental implants Munich
Other forms of tooth replacement only replace the part of the tooth visible from the outside (dental crown). However, more than half of the length of a tooth is situated beneath the gums inside the jaw (dental root). If this part is missing, this not only leads to inferior safety and chewing efficiency; in the long term, the jawbone recedes because it is no longer naturally loaded.
In addition, e.g. when crowning a tooth, its adjacent teeth have to be trimmed, which diminishes the long-term prognosis for those teeth. Since a dental implant replaces both the crown and the root and the prosthesis therefore simulates an independent tooth rooted in the tooth’s socket, these problems do not occur. The titanium screw directly interfaces with the jawbone, which gives dental implants the additional advantage of a very long lifespan. Dental implants therefore offer optimal functionality and reliability.
Procedure of dental implants Munich
Before any treatment, you will receive extensive consulting and be informed about your options, the risks involved with treating and not treating your problem, as well as duration and cost of treatment. Thereafter, our oral surgeons will devise an individualised treatment plan together with you, which will then be executed step by step.
The operation itself usually takes place under local anaesthesia, and you will be able to leave our practice immediately afterwards. In special cases or according to your wishes, you also have the option to have the intervention performed under sedation or general anaesthesia. In every case, the procedure is painless. Its duration varies greatly according to the number of components to be implanted. Most surgical interventions in implantology range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
The postoperative pain is usually slight and easy to alleviate using everyday pain medication. You will also be thoroughly informed about this by our specialists of implantology both before and after the treatment. You can find a comprehensive compilation of rules for post-operative behaviour on our website (Practice –› Downloads –› Postoperative Behaviour).
Around one week after the operation, there will be a follow-up examination in our Munich oral surgery clinic and your sutures will be removed. In the following weeks or months, the implant will grow into your jawbone. During this transitional period, our patients receive a temporary crown to close the gap; when the implant is fully ingrown, the permanent prosthesis can be anchored on the implant. For this purpose, the implant has to be uncovered one last time, so that an impression can be obtained and a custom-made prosthesis can be produced. As soon as this prosthesis is fixed to the implant, you can again enjoy a complete row of teeth. Your oral surgeon for dental implants Munich.