Modern implantology in our practice in Munich-Harlaching
Natural and long lasting
Implantology is our specialization par excellence and the field in which we command the most experience, the greatest expertise and techniques we’ve developed ourselves in order to provide care that is so gentle and long-lasting that – even after losing teeth – you’ll be able to rely again one hundred percent on your bite strength and your smile.
We place importance on a cooperative concept, where your dentist, the dental technician and we, your dental surgeons, work together to ensure that you receive the best treatment possible for your specific situation.
Sometimes a tooth just can’t be saved. If tooth-saving measures such as apicoectomy are unsuccessful, there is the question of what to do with the resulting gap.
Your dentist is sure to explain to you why an implant, a bridge or other methods are preferable. An implant provides a firm foundation for your new artificial tooth – or even a complete prosthesis. To this end, one or more metal pins are implanted in your jaw. Once the tissue has fully healed (between six weeks and four months), the stability achieved is comparable to that of a natural tooth root.
With regard to the choice of implants, we work closely with leading implant manufacturers. We prefer to use titanium implants. However, if desired, we can also use white implants made of ziconia (ceramic). These materials are not only durable and strong but also biocompatible, meaning that they are well tolerated by the human body.
The implants are inserted under local anaesthesia or twilight sleep. We will be happy to advise you personally about which of the two forms of anaesthesia is best for you.
A healthy and substantive jawbone is essential for successful implantation. If the bone has already receded or if the bone material is too weak, new bone tissue must first be grafted in place.
We use only bone from the patient’s own body (autograft). The advantages are obvious: tissue from the patient’s own body is generally better tolerated than artificial tissue. This can shorten the healing time and minimise the risk of complications.
In autografting, bone tissue is first taken from another site of the jaw, usually from the region around the lower wisdom teeth. It is then implanted at the site in the jaw where the future implant will be situated. The transplanted bone tissue grows and at the same time stimulates surrounding tissue to grow. As a result, the jawbone at the site becomes thicker again, providing a sufficiently strong basis for the implant.