Making your choice

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

 

Implant solution

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

Laughing, kissing, singing and eating like before – implants can support you in regaining your quality of life. Missing teeth can mean self-consciousness and insecurity, and ill-fitting dentures can cause permanent discomfort. These inconveniences come to a welcome halt with dental implants.

Your teeth don’t have to be ground down

With a conventional bridge, the healthy neighbouring teeth to the right and left of the missing tooth have to be ground down to support the bridge. When using an implant to close the gap, the neighbouring teeth are not affected and the natural tooth surface remains intact.

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.

Riegl Study results of 2009, Germany, with over 10,000 patients.
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