City Face – Implantology Vienna – Dental implant Vienna
In our practice City Face in Vienna, we specialize in implants, among other things.
No case is too difficult for our competent team.
“Not every gap needs a bridge”, this guiding principle of our institution illustrates the importance of this relatively young discipline. The conventional treatment of a gap with a bridge pontic is still the most frequently performed rehabilitation in the framework of the treatment of the gap occlusion. According to the most modern criteria and possibilities, this treatment is in many cases outdated and no longer up to date. The alternative is a dental implant in Vienna or your city.
What is an implant?
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are made of titanium and are accepted like the body’s own tissue. Allergic reactions are not known. For many years, science in dentistry has had sound knowledge and experience worldwide with titanium implants.
Titanium is used as a standard in implantology in Vienna and all over the world.
In most cases implants have the shape of a screw, but sometimes also of a cylinder. The length and diameter of a dental implant can vary depending on the intended use and clinical situation of the patient.
The implant can be placed in the upper or lower jaw on an outpatient basis, i.e. under local anesthesia or sedation (twilight sleep), or, if desired, under general anesthesia.
During the healing period, the bone tissue grows firmly together with the dental implant. Then crowns, bridges or prostheses can be attached to this stable base.
This tooth abutment, which is connected to the implant (crown or bridge), usually consists of a metal framework on which the dental technician builds the new teeth. Alternatively, we can also make metal-free, all-ceramic abutments.
These implant-supported dentures, rows of teeth or single teeth are very firm. Classic dentures have disadvantages, one of which is the poor fit. In addition, a dental prosthesis with holding clasps can result in long-term damage to the remaining teeth. With a dental implant, which the City-Face-Team Vienna will fabricate and insert for you, these inconveniences will be saved.
If you want to have an aesthetically and functionally high-quality dental prosthesis, there is usually only one solution: a dental implant from our team!
As described above, classical treatment methods are often associated with unpleasant disadvantages. For example, conventional, mucosa-supported prostheses often do not fully restore the masticatory function. Pressure points can constantly form which cause pain when chewing.
If the tooth is lost, the bone can recede and if there is no load, even a muscle can regress. With the right implant, patients regain a secure feeling when speaking, eating or laughing and the dreaded bone loss (atrophy) is prevented due to a lack of stress.
Negative consequences of conventional treatments and care options for a gap
Before we discuss the individual treatment options for a gap in the implant area, we would like to consider the possible negative consequences of a conventional treatment. As a rule, this leads to indentations in the bone. If the bone area is treated with an implant, there are hardly any changes of this kind.
The main area of application apart from single tooth restoration is the toothless jaw. Since the upper jaw is usually well treated by the supposed suction effect of the prosthesis, implants are mainly used to support the lower jaw.
Usually there are four implants that are connected to bars. In rare cases, the mandibular prostheses are fitted with 2 – 3 implants and ball attachments. These compromises are usually made for social reasons. This treatment is not recommended for younger patients. By placing another 2 implants in the posterior area, an additional stabilization of the prosthesis is achieved.
The implantological restoration in the upper jaw is also becoming more and more important, as palatal freedom is increasingly associated with an improved quality of life. It is the pleasure palate that makes implantation in the maxilla increasingly important. Some examples from our practice.
However, it is not always possible to implant in the upper jaw. Due to the anatomical conditions, there is often no space for the implant. This problem has also been well solved in the meantime.
The technical terms for solving this problem are: Sinus lift and augmentation. Sinus lift or elevation means lifting. What does this mean in dentistry? As most of us know, the maxilla has a sinus. Their expansion in the maxilla is often so large that only a thin lamella separates the sinus from the pharynx. The limit value, which indicates the width of this lamella, is 4mm. There are two ways to solve these anatomical conditions.
From a bone width of 4 mm, a single-stage sinus floor elevation is performed. The procedure requires dexterity and great experience. A window on the outside of the upper jaw bone is carefully prepared. After the maxillary sinus mucosa has been sensitively detached from the bone and lifted off, a bone substitute material is inserted and the implants are placed at the same time.
However, if the bone lamella has less than 4 mm, the two-stage sinus floor elevation is used in this case. Bone replacement material is inserted here and implanted 6 to 8 months later.
The healing phase: With the single-stage method, 6 to 8 months are waited before a crown is placed on the implant. With the two-stage method we have to wait 8 to 10 months depending on the bone quality for the healing of the bone substitute material and wait another 6 months after the subsequent implantology. “I am without teeth all the time” is the most common question. Of course, the answer is not. To bridge the gap, dentures or partial dentures are fabricated.
If you would like to learn more about Implantology Vienna, please call our team in Vienna at 01 5330147. We are always ready to answer all your questions.