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Implants – fixed dentures by your dentist in the district of Tirschenreuth

Tooth loss can affect anyone – whether as a result of an accident or a disease such as periodontitis or caries. An aesthetic and high-quality dental prosthesis in the form of crowns, bridges or dentures on implants has established itself as a safe and permanent solution in modern dentistry.

We would be pleased to inform you in our dental practice in Erbendorf about dental implants as a particularly natural-looking, firmly seated alternative to the natural tooth.

With the help of 3D digital x-ray with DVT, we can safely plan dental implants in our practice. Please contact us!

Our practice is open to private patients as well as those with statutory health insurance from the regions of Tirschenreuth, Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Grafenwoerth, Marktredwitz and the surrounding area.

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The advantages of dental prostheses on implants:
  • Firm hold – no wobbling or slipping of the denture
  • Natural look
  • High chewing comfort
  • Preservation of the jawbone
  • Very long shelf life (with good oral hygiene)
  • Usually very well tolerated

Our practice is specialised in implantology and oral surgery

Dentist Dr MSc. Daniel von Knippenberg has completed the postgraduate training to become a "Master of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology". Continuous further training with the German Society for Implantology (DGI) ensures that you can benefit from the latest research results, materials and procedures in our dental practice.

Dentist Dr MSC von Knippenberg was able to consolidate the quality and safety of the implants during many years of work in practices and clinics specialising in dental surgery. Well over 5,000 surgical procedures speak for themselves!

Fixed teeth in just one day

Another advantage. If you wish, fixed teeth are possible in our dental practice in just one day! Thanks to our practice focus on oral surgery and our in-house practice laboratory, we can offer you all implantology services under one roof.

Cooperation with your family dentist

We are also happy to work hand in hand with your family dentist. After the surgical phase is completed with us, the dentist you know will take over the treatment for the dental prosthesis (the so-called "superstructure").

In recent years, this principle has proven to be very successful due to the anaesthesia options available at our clinic.

Dentists in the area around Weiden in the Upper Palatinate, Tirschenreuth, Grafenwoerth, Marktredwitz and the surrounding area have kindly placed their trust in us.

Please contact us and arrange a personal consultation in our dental practice in Erbendorf now!

Questions about implantology

What are implants?

Implants are artificial tooth roots that are firmly anchored in the jaw by a small surgical procedure (similar to a screw). Dental implants consist of pure titanium or zirconium dioxide ceramic. These materials have long proven their worth in medical technology and are biologically optimally compatible ("biocompatible").

After a healing time of two to six months, the dental implants are resilient. Depending on the type of restoration required, a single crown, bridge or denture can then be placed on the artificial tooth root.

When are implants placed in the jawbone?

  • When individual teeth are missing. The insertion of an implant protects the neighbouring teeth. Implants mean that the adjacent teeth no longer have to be ground down and crowned to replace a missing tooth with a bridge. The tooth to be replaced is fixed exclusively on the implant.
  • If several teeth are missing. Single crowns and also bridges on implants are possible to replace the missing teeth. In certain cases, it is thus possible to bypass a removable denture.
  •  When there are only a few or no teeth left. Here, prostheses often lack the support. Dental implants can be an excellent remedy and provide a firm anchorage of the prosthesis.

What are the requirements for an implant?

Two factors are of decisive importance for the long-term stability of the dental implant:

  • A stable and healthy gum. The soft tissue can be generated before or after the implantation during the exposure operation (passage through the gums).
  • Sufficient bone supply. It is important to anchor the implant well in the bone in all dimensions (height and width). Otherwise, dirt niches easily accessible to bacteria will form, which in turn lead to an inflammation.

If there is a lack of bone substance, bone augmentation is possible in some cases. Here there are various techniques. Your dentist will decide exactly how to proceed in each case.

How are implants inserted?

Nowadays very gently with a small operation:

  • First step: gums are opened.
  • A small hole is drilled into the bone.
  • The implant is screwed into the bone.
  • The gums are sutured again.

If the surgeon proceeds gently, pain or swelling is hardly to be expected.

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