Why choose dental implants?
Conventional prosthesis vs. implant – the big difference
If one or more teeth have to be restored, you have the option to choose between a conventional prosthesis and implant therapy. What are the main differences?
The bridge solution
With conventional methods, the two healthy neighbouring teeth have to be ground down in order to fix a bridge in place. This results in a loss of natural tooth surface. Furthermore, the bridge does not transmit chewing forces to the jaw bone, so bone deterioration may also occur. See Bone Preservation
The dental implant replaces the root of the original tooth, while the healthy neighbouring teeth remain intact without having to be ground down.
An implant merges with your body
Even the best prosthesis will always be a foreign body that requires extensive care. By contrast, a dental implant is simply an artificial root, which on healing, merges with the body and acts likes a natural one.
Keep your smile
Functionality and visual appearance go together. An implant-borne restoration looks like a natural tooth – there is no visible difference, and no special care required.
Preserve your facial structure
Implants transmit chewing forces to the jaw bone. This is not the case if teeth are missing, or when a conventional denture has been put in place. If these forces cease, the bone may slowly recede and the shape of the face may change over time.
Enjoy life despite missing teeth
Your teeth don’t have to be ground down
Implant therapy – a proven, safe and modern approach
Implant therapy is not experimental. It is a well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique. For decades it has been scientifically tested and used worldwide by qualified dentists and surgeons. Today, it offers the possibility to treat almost every indication. According to the results of a survey carried out in Germany, 98% per cent of patients questioned were “happy” or “very happy” with their dental implants.