With an implant as a dental prosthesis, one decides for the highest quality restoration. A single tooth can be replaced, several gaps can be closed, or the entire edentulous jaw can be restored.
There are various concepts available in modern implantology to restore the dentition aesthetically and functionally, depending on the initial situation.
Not every tooth has to be replaced by an implant
Theoretically, any lost tooth can be replaced 1-to-1 with an implant. But in case of toothlessness it is not necessary at all. Because sophisticated and proven concepts allow far fewer implant pillars for a firm bite. Placing more dental implants (than necessary) then only increases the cost, but not the stability.
These are the dental implant options:
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What are the requirements for dental implants?
- The financial means and the will "a little more money" in the hand
- Possibility and will to take proper care of the dental prosthesis
- Sufficient bone supply for implant anchorage
- Enough space for the prosthetic abutment (z.B. crown)
- Completed jaw growth (however, there is no age restriction)!)
- Consideration of contraindications for dental implants
Which denture is the right?
The decision as to which denture is best must be made individually for each set of teeth. Conventional dentures instead of dental implants can be uncomplicated, and work well both aesthetically and functionally. Sometimes a dental bridge is more practical than an implant, for example, if the neighboring teeth of the gap are already overlront anyway.
Certain basic conditions may militate against a dental implant under certain circumstances. For example, the financial situation. In the rarest cases there are objections from a medical point of view.
With dental implants one is flexibly supplied
The market offers a huge selection of fasteners and body parts. As a result, there is hardly any dental situation for which one or the other implant manufacturer does not have a restoration solution ready.
Not every restoration is reasonable or possible for every lost tooth. To get your bearings, there is also a corresponding list of tooth replacement options (indication classes) for various tooth loss patterns. This allows your dentist to advise you individually and an agreement can be reached on the most appropriate dental implant solution in advance during implant planning.