It’s not hard to lose or damage teeth – mechanic traumas, carious diseases, filling conditions may lead to permanent consequences that are too late to treat.
The main reason of tooth loss is periodontitis, not carious diseases, as many think.
Modern research shows that high-quality dental care and intense prophylactics of teeth help to avoid carious diseases at early age. In such case, older patients are prone to diseases caused mainly by periodontitis (gum inflammation). Besides, there is a clear connection between periodontitis and a higher risk of heart attacks, brain hemorrhage and diabetes development. Proper dental care at home should include cleaning of spaces between teeth and using prophylactic remedies against periodontitis. Besides, professional dental cleaning also helps to prevent development of periodontitis. If a patient already has periodontitis, professional cleaning together with periodontitis therapy will ensure efficient treatment in long terms.
A few years ago, above mentioned conditions could mean that a patient will either have a hole in jaw, or wear an overdenture solution. Today, things are different: you can use a high-quality dental implant – this is a state-of-art construction that replaces both tooth root and the visible part called crown.
Dental implantation is a leading sphere of modern dentistry that combines technologies of modern material production, sophisticated computer and software assistance and equipment for implant modeling. It goes without mentioning skilled specialists who work in advanced German clinics: you can definitely trust your health to these doctors.
Types of implants and methods of dental implantation
Although dental implants have the same construction (that is installed in bone tissue), there are some classification differences.
Endoosseous blade-vent implants
This is a special group of implants that are used when patient’s bone tissue is too thin, and a classic dental post cannot be fixed. Instead of it, a thin irregular-shaped plate is used. Its bent shape allows fixing the implant at any directions. Endoosseous implants from the most well-established producers may have porous structure which allows the implant to get inside the bone tissue and take better. Such plates were first used in 1983 and got negative feedbacks from dentists and patients. Some claimed they had a lot of disadvantages including unreliability during chewing load, low take change, low hygiene level and insufficient robustness of crown fixation. However, the technology has been greatly developed since then. Modern implants imply using neutral and strong titanium material – oval constructions and oval perforation makes up for better growing into bone tissue. Zimmer implant is a good example of reliable construction.
Installation of endoosseous implants is a complicated dental operation that requires not only using quality materials, but also accuracy and high skills of the surgeon. It should be performed by qualified specialists only.
*Brand matters – Zimmer Biomet Dental
Zimmer European company is a leading supplier of endoosseous implants. Many German clinics use Zimmer Biomet Dental due to a high quality of service and excellent technical characteristics.
To reduce the risks of implant rejection, Zimmer offers:
- high level of product examination;
- individual approach to cases in dental practice;
- step-by-step procedure guidance;
- quality guarantee on procedures.
Technological portfolio of the brand includes more than 480 combines and united patents.
Zimmer made a considerable contribution to development of implantology. It has more than 650 scientific works, MDEA sphere awards, and extensive courses for ongoing education of dentists from Germany, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, and Belgium.
Screw implants have classic form and are most widespread. They are used when the bone tissue is healthy. They look like grub screws with rough surface (to improve connection with bone). To prevent screw twisting, it is equipped with special grooves, anchor lugs, and sockets. The most optimal material for production of screw implant is titanium – a bioinert metal. However, titanium can be different, and some producers offer alloys with other elements instead. Sometimes vanadium is added to screw implants, which reduces its price at the cost of implant survival and duration. Peculiarities of screw construction should also be noted. The best implants, for instance, products from Straumann company, not only go through sandblasting, but also have pores to take better. MIS is another worthy dental implant brand that features marking and serial number on every screw. Patients and dentists also leave positive reviews about European products of Camlog brand: they are made by special bioengineering ROOT-LINE 2 Implants technology (it allows installing the implant even in thin bone tissue). Nobel Biocare implants have very high survival rate of 99.3%, and Alpha-Bio screw implants are affordable and yet reliable.
*Straumann® Implant – leader in screw implantation
Straumann implants are produced by key modern technologies, such as Morse Taper and CrossFit®. Combined together they guarantee reliable fixation and precise placement between the implant and the abutment.
Straumann offers several modifications for flexible work in every personal case:
- standard implants with smooth cervix 2.8 mm high for one stage implantation;
- crown- apathetic Standart Plus implant 1.8 mm high that makes up for fast taking and high survival rate;
- Straumann Capered Effect for immediate restoration of lost tooth;
- Straumann Bone Level with 99.2% survival rate used together with jaw bone formation.
*Nobel Biocare – high level of survival
Production of Nobel Biocare brand deserves particular attention. It is based on discoveries and research made by Per-Ingvar Brånemark in the sphere of osteointegration and published in 1952. Nobel Biocare is a pioneer in the sphere of implantation, and the founder of such directions as individual CAD/CAM constructions, 3D diagnostics and planning of further surgical treatment based on obtained data.
Key benefit of Nobel Biocare products is a high level of implant survival (99.3%) that is reached by unique “common system” approach.
The company offers ready solutions for dental implantation including:
- screw implants;
This is a complex system, which means the product match with each other, they’re durable, clinically efficient and affordable.
Intramucosal implantation is a modern way of dental post fixation used when bone tissue is too thin. It’s not a fully-fledged implant, because it’s fixed in gums only and looks like a button for installation of temporary implants. The main benefit of such construction is low weight and compact sizes. Intramucosal implants don’t cause discomfort, and don’t affect function of taste receptors. They can be installed, if thickness of mucous membrane exceeds 2.2 mm. One of the most well-established producers of intramucosal implants is German company Bio3 Implants GmbH.
*Bio3 Implants GmbH – genuine German quality
Bio3 Implants GmbH – is a German manufacturer that specializes on premium-class dental solutions.
Major benefits of Bio3 Implants:
- highly precise taper connection;
- anodized hydrophilic surface;
- lifetime guarantee.
Brand uses the following special technologies:
- Taper system Bio3 Implants that ensures tight connection between implant and abutment, long-term osteointegration, simplicity of penetration into bone tissue, and high level of fixation.
- Bio3 Implants surface with hydrophilic porous structure that stimulates active growth of bone tissue on the entire implant surface.
- Anti-Rotation fissuras are made on the apical part of implants – that prevents damage of anatomical part of bone tissue.
Implant models for complicated dental cases.
Subperiostal can also be translated as “subperiosteal”, and the name justifies its peculiarity. Such implant does not touch the bone, it is installed in a thin layer of periosteal coverage – a film that surrounds the bone and performs a lot of functions including bone formation. This method of implantation requires absolute precision of design and installation, so the procedure is performed in the best dental centers of Germany, Austria and other countries with advanced medicine. The method is used in cases when patient’s jaw bone is too thin for installing a screw implant, and dental plates cannot fix the new tooth properly. One-stage implantation is also impossible. During installation of subperiostal implants, bone tissues should be separated from the periosteal coverage, teeth imprint is made and the future implant is produced. Then a fixing operation follows, and a person needs to go through 10-day rehabilitation course while being examined by specialists. Since the technology of subperiostal implantation is sophisticated, and every case is individual, this is a pretty expensive operation.
Endodontal stabilized implants
This is a peculiar type of implants – the principle of work reminds of nail and hammer. Dental post does not replace a tooth, but helps to fix it in bone going through a healthy tooth. This procedure is required when a patient had some part of tooth removed, and it resulted into instability. To solve this problem, doctors use endodontal stabilized implants that “nail” the tooth back to the bone foundation. This is an methods of express implantation, also called as one-moment implantation.
Combined type dental implants
Implants of combined type may consist of screw and plate constructions. Dental clinics apply them in cases when a patient has thin bone tissue, so classic dental post cannot be installed, and plates also cannot solve the problem. Combines type implant often has a shorter post that is compensated by additional plates. The most well-known type of combined implant is Ramus-Frame. Its construction consists of a titanium plate and several cylindrical screws. The implant is installed inside the bone and compensates lack of bone tissue for performing other restorative operations.
Laser dental implantation – modern methods
Survival rate of dental implants depends not only on used materials and types of implants, but also on the type of operation. Swelling and destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants can be avoided by using surgical laser. Such procedure is more expensive than usual implantation, but this method has the following considerable advantages:
- laser implantation is a one stage procedure that takes up to 30 minutes;
- laser is a safe and precise instrument with spare effect on body;
- laser procedure does not cause bleeding, so the specialist can get better vision of the mouth cavity;
- laser also has disinfectant effect which reduces complications caused by infections and bacteria.
How much does a dental implant cost?
The price of dental implantation depends on several parameters:
- cost of implant (without root installation);
- cost of installation;
- cost of the superstructure (prosthesis with a crown and bridge).
According to Implantology German society, the cost of dental implant in Germany ranges from 1.200 to 2.000 €. If a patient needs buildup of bone tissue, the cost of service can grow by 500 €. Installation of 4 implants with bone tissue buildup can cost from 5.000 to 8.000 €. It should be noted that the prices don’t include superstructure fixed on dental implants.
The cost of dental restoration in German clinics depends on the quality of materials and can reach from 600 € (metal crowns) to 1.000 € (full ceramic crowns) for one tooth.
Overall cost of one dental implant in Germany can reach from 1.800 to 3.000 € (without build-up of dental tissue).
Note that prices are always individual, and can differ from the numbers mentioned above.
Main factors that influence overall cost of dental implantation are:
- Volume and the level of complexity of surgical invasion.
- Quantity of implants.
- Quality of dental tissue and possible measure to build it up.
- Prosthesis material.
Dental implantation in Germany: materials used for implants.
Dental implantation in Germany is performed with innovative dental implants that are made of high-quality titanium allows. German clinics also offer their clients to choose between ceramic and zirconium implants. The materials used for dental implantation in Germany are absolutely safe for patients and don’t cause allergy or other side effects.
Practice shows that titanium implants are the most optimal for dental prostheses. They are durable, and have a high biocompatibility level. Yet clients who pay utmost attention to the cosmetic aspect of implantation are recommended to use zirconium implants, because they do not show through the mucous coat unlike other materials. Besides, zirconium implants are often used when tissues around teeth are too thin.
How to choose a clinic for dental implant installation?
The choice of reliable dental clinic should be based on clients’ reviews and feedbacks. Don’t select small clinics without queues. Good doctors are always on demand, and they don’t have much free time. Besides, you should also pay attention to clinic’s equipment.
Worthy implantation centers are always equipped with advanced devices for fully-fledged examination of mouth cavity, modeling and installation of implants. Decent clinics and doctors use products of tried and tested brands. Avoid having low-quality implants installed – it can lead to complications.
German Medical Group helps patients to find the best dental clinics in Germany. We offer medical centers that may restore your healthy smile without risks and pain.
Dental implantation in Germany: computer 3D modeling
Planning of dental implantation in Germany requires several stages to be completed. First, digital volumetric tomograph (highly precise diagnostic device) is used to make round X-ray images and get 3D image of high and low jaw bones, surrounding tissues and localization of nervous canals and the state of maxillary sinus cavity.
Thanks to professional skills and rich practice, specialists of German clinics use their knowledge for working with new equipment and getting precise results.
Dental implantation in Germany is performed according the principle of reverse consequence according to the implied results. First, a modeled structure is produced to get the complete image of what implant should look like. This method allows fixing implant in tissues around the tooth and minimizing damage of surrounding structures. The success of dental implantation is ensured on the stage of preparation.
Dental implantation in Germany is a modern direction in advanced medicine. Only innovative equipment and the latest dental technologies are used. German clinics offer qualified help in solving problems with teeth and gums.
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