Dental implants in Freiburg: Quality of life and safety from your dental practice

With permanent protheses on implants, we are able to give you a large part of your quality of life back! Whether biting into an apple, laughing heartily at a joke, or spontaneously chatting with a neighbor, independence is critical for an enjoyable life. But to have all this, we need permanent teeth. As a specialist dentist for oral surgery, and an experienced implantologist, Dr. Ralf Quirin has extensive expertise – the best prerequisites for a perfect treatment outcome.

Information sheet: Implantology (german only)

The Q-Dentists: Comprehensive advice for dental implants

In order to fulfill your wish for a safe dental prosthesis on implants, a detailed consultation is held before each treatment. We would like to hear about your ideas and needs, and for you to tell us what you expect to gain from implants. Working together, we can then create a personal therapy plan, which will allow you to keep all the costs and treatment steps in full view.

It is also important to us that you share your concerns and fears. We are more than happy to discuss with you all treatment details and to explain precisely how modern diagnostic procedures enable us to ensure maximum safety as well as gentle interventions. During the consultation, we are also happy to clarify the subject of anesthesia!

We have already been able to successfully help many patients with implants, and we can definitely help you to step into a new and enjoyable life with implants by your side as a reliable partner.

We are here for you

  • Detailed advice
  • Clarification of open questions
  • Cost transparency
  • Safety with the aid of precise diagnostic tools
  • Trust through experience

Information for our patients about dental protheses on implants

Unfortunately, lost teeth do not simply regrow. A dental implant, however, can come very close to the appearance and function of a real tooth. We replace the missing tooth with an artificial tooth root made from titanium, a metal which forms a close bond with the bone tissue of the jaw. Following this, we attach a suitable dental prothesis onto the implant. This prothesis fits exactly into your bite (dentition) and is as resilient as a natural tooth.

Reliable dental protheses with implants

Larger or smaller gaps in the dentition should be closed as soon as possible. In small children, the tooth gap may still look cute, whereas in adults, missing teeth can have serious consequences such as the jaw bone degrading at the point where the load is missing. This can also cause further teeth to lose their hold, and in the worst case, fail. Dental protheses on implants are a safe solution to compensate for tooth loss.

  • Single tooth treatment:
    An implant is inserted into the tooth gap and closes the bite (dentition) line.
  • Large gaps:
    Bridges carried by implants close the gap in the row of teeth.
  • Toothless Jaw:
    Even in situations involving toothless upper or lower jaws, we can provide a complete series of teeth with the tried and tested All-on-4-Method.
Inform yourself about the possibilities of permanent protheses on implants? Please call us on: 0761 71040

What are dental implants?

Tooth implants are small screws that are inserted into the jaw bone. In most cases, they consist of pure titanium. This is especially beneficial for allergy sufferers because this allergy-free metal is excellently accepted by the body, and usually fuses without complications into the jaw bone. Recently, more and more patients are opting for ceramic restorations. High-performance porcelain also has excellent properties, and is more than just a good alternative to artificial titanium tooth roots. Your dentist in Freiburg will discuss with you personally, what the best solution for you may be.

An implant usually consists of three parts:

  • Implantable body:
    This is the actual dental implant and is permanently fixed as an artificial tooth root into the jaw bone.
  • Implant abutment:
    The so-called abutment is a small post, which is firmly attached to the implant body. This carries the subsequent dental prothesis.
  • Implant crown:
    The superstructure is visible in the form of a crown, a bridge or a prosthesis.

The implant will be adapted to your needs and wishes. Our implantologists and dental technicians are able to develop your individual dental prosthesis so that it cannot be differentiated from the original tooth, in either shape or function.

Why implants are the better solution

In the case of a conventional bridge, the healthy neighboring teeth are used as bridge supports. This means they must be sanded, and will subsequently be shorter and slimmer. This means harming healthy teeth!

In this sense, a dental prothesis on implants has clear advantages

  • No healthy tooth needs to be sanded.
  • Incorrect loading of teeth and joints will not develop.
  • A dental prothesis on an implant is aesthetic and functional.
  • The artificial tooth root prevents bone loss.
  • Modern implantology replaces missing teeth gently, safely and permanently!
  • With the All-on-4® method, permanent teeth are possible in only one day.

An artificial tooth root prevents loss of bone in the jaw by giving the organism the signal that a tooth must be held here. An implant is therefore the most natural way to replace a missing tooth!

Safe and painless to the goal: With navigated implantology

Nobel Guide’s computer-assisted implantology is gentle and safe. Due to 3-D simulation accuracy, important nerves and blood vessels as well as the maxillary sinuses are not damaged.

The procedure itself takes approximately only one to two hours. This time will fly by. If desired, you can even completely sleep through the procedure. Our experienced anesthesiologists will be happy to advise you about the various anesthetic possibilities.

By two to four months, the implant has fully taken and is capable of accepting full loads. Only at this point can the tooth crown, or another kind of tooth prosthesis, be fitted and subsequently adjusted.

Minimally invasive surgery: Small intervention, big impact

Your implants are inserted using minimally-invasively techniques which preserve tissue. To achieve this, we use modern, powerful surgical magnifying glasses and microscopes. Furthermore, instead of mechanical tools, ultrasonic instruments are used in our practice, which enables procedures to be carried out in a tissue- and vascular-protective manner.

This has advantages for the patient:

  • Faster wound healing
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less pain

Immediate implantation: Prostheses without waiting time

There is also the possibility of closing existing gaps between teeth with an immediate implant. Especially in the area of ​​the front teeth, our patients often want a fast and high-quality solution – for visual and functional reasons.

Immediate implantation occurs immediately after removal of the tooth. The artificial tooth root made of titanium or ceramics is inserted into the dental cavity, where the natural tooth root had previously been located.

  • Shorter incision
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Less costs

Thanks to the modern CEREC-procedure, only one session is necessary for the insertion of a dental prosthesis made from ceramic.

We have had many successful experiences with immediate implantation.
From the patient’s perspective, apart from normal general health, and in the case of younger patients, the cessation of body growth, no further prerequisites are required for the performance of an immediate implantation.

Bone augmentation for the necessary support

Your implantologist in Freiburg can in principle help everyone to a more enjoyable life with dental prostheses on implants. However, bone growth should have ended, which is usually the case at 18 years of age.

In order for the implant to serve as a permanently safe prosthesis, it must fuse with the jaw bone. In some cases, however, sufficient bone is not available. In these cases, our aim is to build up the bone and give your prothesis the necessary support!

In order to replenish the bone volume, various methods are worth considering:

  • Bone Augmentation:
    If the existing bone material is not sufficient, then either before, or during the implantation, a bone augmentation procedure is carried out. This may involve an autologous bone graft or synthetic substitute.
  • Sinus lift:
    This method strengthens the bone layer of the sinus cavity floor in the area of ​​the lateral upper jaw, and provides adequate support for the implant. As a rule, sinus floor elevation can be performed during implantation.
  • Soft tissue augmentation:
    In order that the implant procedure leads to an aesthetically satisfactory result, a reconstruction or supplementation of the mucosa in the implant area may be necessary in certain cases. Depending on the findings, various surgical procedures are used.

With treatment methods such as “All-on-4®”, implantation is also possible without additional bone augmentation. We will gladly inform you about the possibilities.

 

Informieren Sie sich jetzt über die Möglichkeiten von festsitzendem Zahnersatz auf Implantaten in Freiburg.
Rufen Sie uns an unter: 0761 71040

Dental implants: Safe dental protheses – also for diabetics and dialysis patients

Nobody should have to do without the advantages of a safe dental prothesis on implants – not even dialysis patients and diabetics! What seemed unthinkable a few years ago because of the associated risks, is now, thanks to progress in implant techniques, possible.
To ensure treatment success, we work closely with the competent specialists so as to keep you informed about your health status. This reduces the potential risks of implantation.

Für die erfolgreiche Behandlung arbeiten wir eng mit den zuständigen Fachärzten zusammen, um ständig über Ihren Gesundheitszustand informiert zu sein. So können wir mögliche Risiken für die Implantation verringern.

Dental implants for dialysis patients

In order to minimize risks as far as possible, implantation procedures always takes place in dialysis-free periods. For optimal treatment, we work closely with your family doctor, nephrologist &/or internal specialist. This includes maintaining stable blood sugar and iron levels, determining the degree of anemia, and assessing the individual risk for cardiovascular disease.

We will work together to fulfill your dreams of implants. Please contact us so we can discuss your treatment options.

Dental implants for diabetics

Since the blood glucose level of diabetics is often susceptible to strong fluctuations, and since diabetes has a great influence on the metabolism of the body, the use of dental implants in diabetic patients appears inappropriate. However, in the setting of comprehensive diagnostics and corresponding treatment measures, implantation of an artificial tooth root is possible.

We reduce the potential risks for implants in diabetics by:

  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Accompanying course of vitamin D treatment
  • Parallel use of antibiotics
  • Strict monitoring of the blood glucose level

With care and discipline as well as supportive therapy, we reduce the risk of potential side effects and the loss of the dental implant. So even as a diabetic patient, you can enjoy your life self-confidently and safely with a dental prothesis on implants.

Inform yourself about the possibilities of permanent protheses on implants in Freiburg for diabetics and dialysis patients. Give us a call: 0761 71040

Frequently Asked Questions about Implantology

 

What does an implant cost?

We are aware that the question of cost is important to you; nevertheless, this is an extremely difficult question to answer. Firstly, the financial outlay depends on the size of the implant. Is it a single implant or must a completely toothless jaw be treated? In addition, the material used also plays an important role. We offer our patients both basic and luxury versions. Please contact us if you have any questions about the costs. We will develop an individual treatment plan together with you so that your costs can be precisely defined.

What does health insurance cover?

As a rule, statutory health insurance does not support the provision of implants. However, in certain cases, specific treatments may be granted. It is thus worth inquiring about your insurance coverage in advance. Private insurance companies may often bear the expenses.

How long does implantation take?

Depending on the extent of the procedure, the actual implantation usually takes no more than one to two hours. Two to four months are usually required until the implant has completely fused with the jaw.

How long do implants last?

In a best-case scenario, implants will last a lifetime. For this however, you need to take excellent care and seek out regular professional tooth cleaning by our dental hygienists. Inflammation in the mouth is not only a danger to your teeth, but in the worst case, can lead to loss of the implant. Our helpful prophylaxis experts are there to give you advice and recommend actions.

How painful is an implant?

We offer you various analgesic options to make your implantation as comfortable as possible. The procedure itself is performed under anesthetic, so you do not feel anything. After the implantation, you can expect very little interference with your normal activities of living.