Dental implants replace missing or ailing teeth. They preserve a natural chewing function, protect the jawbone from shrinkage and the health of the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants: At a glance
Dental implants at mederi
The provision of dental prostheses on an implant is one of the modern and particularly sustainable treatment methods. We replace single or multiple missing teeth with high-quality dental implants.
An implant comes closest to the missing, natural tooth both functionally and aesthetically. Due to its excellent properties, the implant, which is firmly anchored in the jawbone, supports the preservation of the function of the entire masticatory apparatus. Disturbing tooth gaps are eliminated and you do not have to do without any food thanks to the fixed denture.
The implant anchored in the jaw acts as a new, artificial tooth root. It is made of zirconium dioxide or titanium. Our implantologist places the implant under local anaesthesia on an outpatient basis. After the implant is in place, we attach a dental crown made of all-ceramic, veneered ceramic or zirconium oxide. The appearance of the crown is matched to your teeth – the difference is hardly noticeable.
In an initial on-site appointment, we will provide you with comprehensive advice and discuss possible treatments for your dentures. Afterwards, your denture will be carefully planned and realised by our in-house dental technology.
Dental implants: FAQ
As a rule, dental implants consist of two parts. The first part is the implant body, which is implanted directly into the jawbone. The second part is the implant crown, which is attached to the previously inserted implant body. The types of implants used include, for example:
Hollow cylinder implants
The implants are made of either titanium or ceramic (zirconium oxide). Titanium has a very good biocompatibility and does not cause any incompatibility reactions. Ceramic is also very well tolerated. In addition, the white colour of the material resembles the natural colour of the teeth and therefore also serves high aesthetic demands.
The costs for dental implants depend entirely on the individual case. For example, it may be necessary to strengthen the jawbone before treatment if it has already receded too far.
The costs usually consist of:
- Consultation on implants
- Number of dental implants
- Taking X-rays
- Digital volume tomography
- material chosen (titanium or ceramic)
- Dental laboratory costs
- Dentist’s fee
- any necessary pre-treatments (e.g. building up the jawbone)
The costs for a single dental implant are approximately 1,400 to 2,100 €.
Dental implants are usually not paid for by the statutory health insurance. They are not part of the standard care. The situation is often different with voluntary supplementary dental insurance – they usually contribute to the costs or even cover them.
An exceptional case exists when no other treatment is possible. If a medical necessity is proven and conventional treatments with bridges or dentures are excluded, cost coverage by the statutory health insurance is also possible.
In the first step you will be examined and the effort will be estimated. You will receive a cost estimate and can decide whether you would like to go ahead with the treatment.
During the approximately 60- to 90-minute treatment, the jawbone is exposed for minutes and the implant is inserted. The entire healing process takes between four and six months, depending on the individual case.
Growth factor rich plasma - PRGF
If you opt for treatment including PRGF therapy, we extract growth factors from your blood and use them in the treatment. As a result, wounds heal better than with conventional treatments.
Wound healing can be supported by PRGF/PRF after various types of dental surgery, for example:
- Placement of implants
- Support during bone augmentation
- after removal of teeth
- during treatment of periodontitis
- during the removal of root tips (so-called root tip resection)
- after removal of cysts
- in chronic inflammations of the jawbone (NICO)
- In patients with reduced wound healing, such as diabetics, smokers or elderly people.
PRGF/PRF can be used together with bone chips or bone material from other regions of the teeth, for example for reconstruction in cases of bone loss.
PRGF/PRF is contained in platelets. So that we can use growth factors during the treatment, we take a small amount of blood from you beforehand. A centrifuge separates the growth factors from the other components of your blood. After centrifugation, the growth factors are in concentrated form and can be used during your dental surgery.
Other medical specialities have also been successfully using growth factors from autologous blood for years. Examples are orthopaedics, the treatment of ligament injuries, torn muscle fibres or bone fractures. The good tolerability of PRGF/PRF has been tested and proven in many clinical studies.
PRGF/PRF contains proteins that can stimulate cell growth and accelerate tissue regeneration. During dental surgery, we apply the PRGF/PRF directly into the wound so that it can prevent inflammation and wound infections. It also reduces pain and swelling. Thanks to its growth-promoting properties, PRGF/PRF can reduce bone loss and better preserve supporting tissue.
Its use in periodontitis treatments is therefore also beneficial. Growth factors promote bone formation and ingrowth after implant placement. In many cases, chewing function can be restored more quickly than would be the case with conventional treatment methods. We can also use PRGF/PRF to support the healing process after the removal of cysts and NICOs.
- Wound healing is promoted by PRGF/PRF
- can prevent infections and inflammations
- often reduces pain and swelling
- supports the preservation and development of jawbone and soft tissue
- accelerates the restoration of chewing function
- does not lead to intolerances due to the use of autologous blood
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