Dental Implantology in Cologne

Without the wisdom teeth, a person has a total of 28 teeth in the upper and lower jaws, which have 24 roots in the upper jaw and 18 roots in the lower jaw.

These roots are located in the so-called alveolar process of the upper and lower jaw. With every chewing and swallowing these roots are pressed into the alveolar process. The body and the brain register this application of force and, as a result, send increased numbers of bone-forming cells in the form of osteoblasts to these regions of the alveolar process in response to this stress stimulus. As a result, this jawbone is constantly vitalized. This self-sustaining system functions successfully as long as the absence of plaque, tooth decay (caries), disease-causing bacteria and incorrect loading in the form of overloading or traumatic effects are missing. Conclusion: Clean teeth do not get sick.

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If one or more teeth with their root or roots are lost, this self-sustaining system becomes unbalanced. However, this must be avoided.

Consequently, amateur prophylaxis precedes any damage. The enlightened person cares for his teeth with toothbrush and toothpaste. In addition, professional dental prophylaxis in the dental practice ensures that dental plaque that has nevertheless developed is professionally removed and thus the basic prosthesis: a clean tooth does not become diseased, is implemented.

If you decide to wear an implant-supported denture in the future, this is a big step for you. This decision will prove to be extremely important for your quality of life, so it should be well considered and well planned. Of course, you are not alone with this problem. In our daily work we encounter the same tales of woe over and over again every day. First, the patient complains of a decayed tooth, which his dentist fills with a filling. A few years later the crown becomes unavoidable, but at some point the tooth falls ill and the crown has to be removed. In many cases, the diseased tooth can no longer be cured, it no longer finds a hold in the jaw or has a severely inflamed root.

Bridge or dental implant?

Now the question of a bridge or an implant arises. The bridge solution, which is subsidised by the statutory health insurance companies, must unfortunately be considered second-class from a dental point of view. Healthy neighbouring teeth hold this bridge, they have to be ground down and inevitably lose substance. These so-called bridge pillars also bear a double load through the bridge and the tooth gap. This results in the risk that these currently still healthy neighbouring teeth will also fall ill in a few years’ time.

Dental implants as an alternative

The implants themselves refer to the biocompatible titanium roots or ceramic roots, which are placed where the root of the now missing tooth used to be. They are therefore called artificial tooth roots. We distinguish between single-phase and two-phase implants. With the single-phase implants (immediate implants with immediate loading) we can offer a fixed temporary restoration with immediate loading on the same day of implantation. This applies to entire edentulous jaws as well as to smaller gaps between teeth. With this technique, it is even possible to avoid having to open the gums under certain basic conditions. This means a very pleasant, comfortable and gentle treatment for the patient. The two-phase implants heal in a few weeks, can then be loaded and now carry the actual tooth replacement, i.e. a crown, bridge or prosthesis. With normal care, a dental implant lasts at least as long as a natural tooth.

Your way to the dental implant

Before the treatment, there is a consultation and examination appointment, during which we get to know each other. As a dental practice, we have almost 30 years of experience in implantology. We have made a name for ourselves worldwide with the Bender Zahn Implantologie® concept and many years ago we successfully entered new implantological territory. From this we have also developed our slogan YOUR FIXED BITE®. This not only brings you cost advantages, but above all enables us to respond very precisely to your wishes and your individual situation. In addition to the dental anamnesis, every patient has the question as to the exact type of fixed dental prosthesis to be provided, which is particularly important. After a comprehensive exchange of information, we can determine the treatment goal together and plan the necessary therapy steps.

Inserting the dental implant

When we move on to treatment, we insert the desired implant(s), whereby we always operate gently, gently and painlessly. You can choose between local anaesthesia, sedation, general anaesthesia or even hypnosis. The insertion of a dental implant takes place in such a way that the gums are opened up and we then drill a hole in the bone with special instruments into which we insert the implant. The gums are then closed again. The single-phase implant can already be restored now, the two-phase implant heals for a few months, the exact time frame varies from patient to patient and is between a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The healing time depends on the bone supply, the self-healing powers of the body and some accompanying circumstances. Smokers must expect that the healing phase will be delayed. During this time, our dental laboratory in our practice rooms will produce the required dental prosthesis with the quality standard Made in Germany.

Inserting the dental prosthesis

The third treatment phase leads to the placement of the prosthesis on the implant. It is first exposed in order to place the denture. We work with the latest 3D technology, so in most cases only very small corrections are necessary to achieve a perfect fit. The prosthesis can then be loaded immediately and can hardly be distinguished from the natural tooth.

Cost questions about the implant

Unfortunately, there can be no blanket answers about the costs, since implants are highly individual. Please note that the work itself is of course cheaper in relation to a replaced tooth if several implants are placed during the entire treatment phase. This is also indicated from a medical point of view and in view of the necessary restrictions during the healing phase. You should therefore always think about how many teeth can be optimally replaced. We will be happy to advise you on this.

Dental implantology

Implantology is the new magic word in medicine and especially in dentistry in Cologne at Friesenplatz 17a with Professor UF, USA Dr. Manfred Bender, in the whole city of Cologne, in North Rhine-Westphalia, in all states of the Federal Republic of Germany, but also beyond Germany’s borders in the EU and throughout Europe, America such as North, Central and South America, but especially Canada and the USA. Israel, North Africa and also South Africa, as well as Australia and the Asian continent with Japan, Russia, China, India, Korea and many other countries there have recognized the advantage of this modern, successful sense of the word and are using it more and more in their advanced treatment centers for the benefit of their people and this already for young as well as old people and patients.

The dream and goal of humanity has always been to make progress in coping with everyday life. With implantology and the development of modern dental implants, a completely new door could be opened to a better awareness of life for people. We now have the opportunity and the key to take away the fear of aging and the loss of teeth for many people. Professor UF, USA Dr. Manfred Bender created a special term for this excellent form of human treatment already in 1993. The pioneer and mastermind in this coveted sector of modern dentistry describes it as follows: “Implants, the new generation of third parties”. With this the professor and dentist hits the nail on the head. Removable prostheses, which until then had been called the so-called “third generation”, can be avoided and removed with dental implants as a new foundation in the jawbone and dental crowns anchored and inserted on it, and enable the modern patient to have fixed teeth until old age. This puts an end to the unappetizing artificial sticking of dentures by pastes advertised by the industry. The chewing comfort is a very natural one and gives the person provided with dental implants and dental crowns a secure hold and newly gained self-confidence. The sense of taste can be maintained. At the same time, many other positive aspects come into play. Modern knowledge about maintaining overall health comes into play, which was not sufficiently considered in the past. Just as we know today that a healthy and balanced diet is very important and plays a prominent role in keeping the human body healthy, it is equally important that this food is chopped in a very good way when chewing and optimizes the energy preparation process. This process starts in the mouth by thoroughly crushing the food with the teeth and mixing it with saliva. Similar to sports and muscle training, where we can make positive use of the musculoskeletal system and thus set in motion and maintain the vital stimulations for a healthy organism, a healthy and with fixed, fully present teeth in our mouth represents an optimal and important basis and prerequisite for a long healthy life. Implants are therefore not an end in themselves, but a wonderful medium with which the well-trained, progressive and prudent specialist in dentistry can help the patient with this now scientifically researched and through the millions of interventions, operations, dental-technically proven measures. Staying healthy as you get older is certainly no coincidence. Although nature has a genetically designed degradation programme, we already know today in many areas that we can slow down this degradation process and sometimes even positively influence our biological age if we take the right steps. Being active is an extremely important word in this context and confirms the old proverb “A rolling stone gathers no moss”.

What does this mean for oral surgery, dental surgery, dental implantology and dentistry?

Here, the meaning of the original natural supply of the human dentition with jaw bone, teeth and masticatory musculature has to be brought into connection with the whole other organism such as blood circulation, brain performance and mechanics. Our body, as we know today more than ever, is a locomotor system and a functioning, very complex miraculous apparatus that strives to keep itself alive. If it loses important components such as individual teeth, it can no longer help itself as well. As a result, damage occurs. The roots of the teeth transmit chewing and swallowing forces into the tooth-bearing alveolar bone, which houses the roots of the teeth. If teeth with their roots are lost, this tooth-bearing bone is no longer supplied with blood and shrinks as a result of inactivity, i.e. it decomposes. A degeneration process therefore occurs with many consequences. The chewing muscles of a person also gradually diminish with the loss of teeth. The more such a degeneration process starts, the more surrounding body tissues and organs are damaged and affected. Implants have therefore set a huge milestone in successfully combating such decay in humans up to a very old age.

Summarizing terms are helpful: dental implants, blood circulation, dental surgery, chewing muscles, musculoskeletal system, immediate restoration with implants, painless treatment, gentle treatment, knowledge advantage, force application, energy processing.

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