The loss of natural teeth is often also a psychological burden. It disturbs our sense of aesthetics and damages our self-image. Healthy teeth mean quality of life. That is why we use our professional expertise to give you back quality of life when you lose your teeth. To achieve this, we use the most modern methods and materials in implantology.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. We place a crown on the implant, which is individually adapted to your smile and leaves nothing to be desired in terms of aesthetics or functionality.
Types of dental implants
In addition to the classic titanium implants, we also offer you ultra-modern, particularly compatible ceramic implants at our dental practice in Munich Lehel. These are particularly suitable for patients who prefer a metal-free alternative, for example, due to allergies.
The right dental prosthesis is an important and personal decision - we are happy to advise you and help you find the right dental prosthesis for you.
Dental implants - treatment procedure
Prior to each treatment, a detailed patient consultation is held in which we inform you about risks, side effects and the exact course of treatment. We collect important information about any previous illnesses, regular medication and adapt our treatment concept to your individual needs.
It is important to us that you can understand the actions of our specialists at any time.
After the preliminary talks, you will be taken to the digital inventory of your jaw. With the help of a 3D X-ray scan, our team will examine the condition of the bone structure and the position of the teeth. Using the data from the 3D scan, we can precisely plan and prepare the operation.
If no further measures such as bone augmentation or periodontal therapy are necessary, the implant can be inserted into the jawbone. Depending on the extent of the operation, it can take up to a few hours and can be performed under local anaesthesia, or under general or partial anaesthesia.
If you belong to the so-called anxiety patients who suffer from acute dental phobia or simply do not want to be aware of the procedure, we will be happy to advise you on the form of anaesthesia that is right for you.
After the operation, we monitor the recovery of the wound at regular intervals and agree with you on your own post-operative recovery plan. In the case of two-part implants, a temporary denture is first placed on the implant to close the tooth gap and ensure optimal wound healing.
Usually after three months the implant is firmly attached to the jaw and you will receive the final denture, which is individually made for you in our own laboratory.
Dental implants - costs and subsidies from (statutory) health insurance companies
As a rule, dental implants are not covered by the benefits catalogue of the statutory health insurance companies. Only in the context of a special hardship provision will the health insurance company still cover the costs. This includes very rare diseases, tumours and allergies.
In contrast, a fixed allowance, the so-called fixed allowance, is included in the care provided. This can be increased by an exemplary bonus booklet and increases again for patients with low income.
Private patients can also expect a subsidy, depending on the tariff.
Ask your health insurance company about any subsidies and get advice on financing your dental prosthesis at our dental practice in Munich Lehel.
Dental implants - risks and side effects
The decision for a dental implant is often a decision for life: If the implant has been inserted professionally and gently and is subsequently cared for by the wearer, lifelong functionality is not uncommon.
However, the procedure also involves risks and requires a certain set of basic conditions that favour a long life of the implant.
Since implants are implanted in the jawbone, a surgical procedure is necessary which requires a great deal of sensitivity - otherwise blood vessels, nerves and secondary tooth roots can be damaged.
A healthy bone structure is essential for the functionality of the implant. People with osteoporosis or periodontitis often need preparatory therapies before an implant can be considered.
Smokers also belong to the risk group and should definitely take advantage of a consultation.
We would be happy to advise you personally in your individual case and provide you with comprehensive information about the risks and side effects of dental implants.
Dr. Michael Berthold, one of the leading implantologists in this field, is at your side.
How long do dental implants last?
Under favourable conditions, dental implants can last a lifetime. The scientific studies of the last 25 years underline the very high success rate: After 10 years, about 90% of the test persons still had their dental implant in function.
Exemplary oral hygiene is a cornerstone in terms of care and prophylaxis to ensure the long-term functionality of the implants.
The durability of the implants essentially depends on the individual tooth situation. Influencing factors are the condition of the jawbone, the gums and the individual anatomy, as well as any previous illnesses such as diabetes and rheumatism.
Make an appointment with our implant specialist Dr. Berthold and receive comprehensive information about implant care and your individual options.
What is peri-implantitis? Prophylaxis and treatment
Periimplantitis is the most common post-operative complication associated with dental implants. Favoured for example by poor oral hygiene or heavy smoking, the inflammation of the gums and implant bed leads to a gradual bone loss and can even lead to the loss of the implant.
In addition to smokers, the risk group also includes diabetics, rheumatism patients and people who are taking drugs that impede bone metabolism, as is the case with chemotherapy, for example.
However, this can be well prevented with healthy prophylaxis by dentists and patients:
Healthy oral hygiene at home is the be-all and end-all in the prevention of periimplantitis. Regular check-ups and professional tooth cleaning by your specialist also considerably reduce the risk of developing periimplantitis. If it does happen, we are there for you:
The most important goal of periimplantitis treatment is to eliminate the bacteria that cause the inflammation. The appropriate method depends on the extent of the inflammation. If the disease is detected early enough, the treatment is simple, gentle and effective. Once the child has fallen into the well, all hope is not immediately lost. As a treatment for advanced or even worse periimplantitis, we will be happy to explain surgical measures for reproductive bone augmentation to you in our dental practice in Munich Lehel.