Implants

“The ideal solution to replace missing teeth and to re-establish a correct function and a natural aesthetic appearance.”

Implants are the ideal solution to replace one or various missing teeth. Implants are fixations, or artificial roots, which are made of titanium and are placed in the maxillary bone. Once placed, after a period of time, a close union between the implant and the bone is created (osteointegration). This turns the implant into a strong and highly resistant anchorage, which allows us to carry out oral rehabilitations.

The implants are made of pure titanium and its surface receives a special treatment to favour the osteointegration process. Titanium is a highly biocompatible material. There is no rejection to titanium.

Dr. Liliane Wallner has a master’s degree in Implantology and has continued her education in this field at national and international levels. This enables us to offer some of the most sophisticated techniques.

Immediate loading

Placement of the implant and the crown during the same intervention. This technique allows us to extract a hopelessly fractured root, place the implant (the artificial root) and a provisional crown to replace the lost tooth in one single appointment. This provisional crown avoids that the patient remains without a tooth during the osteointegration time (about 3 months). After this period of time, we place a final porcelain or zirconium crown, which has very high aesthetic characteristics. The aim is to simulate the natural tooth and insure that the difference between the crown and the natural neighbouring teeth cannot be distinguished.

Immediate implants

Extraction of the root with simultaneous placement of the implant. The difference consists of the following: with the conventional technique the tooth is extracted and one has to wait a few months for the bone to heal before the implant can be placed. With immediate implants we reduce the total treatment time since we place the implant the same day the tooth is extracted. Often, the immediate loading and placement of a crown can be done in the same day.

Sinus lift

The maxillary sinuses are structures found bilaterally in the upper jaw at the end of the premolar and molar roots. Very often, after loosing these teeth, the maxillary sinus pneumatizes (grows) leaving only a few millimetres of bone to place an implant. In this case, we can use the sinus lifting technique by partially filling the sinus with bone materials in order to reconstruct the lost bone and to place the implants.

Bone grafts

If a tooth has been extracted a long time ago, there will be a resorption of the bone, which makes it impossible to restore the area with an implant. In these cases we can reconstruct the area in order to recover the lost bone using bone grafts form the patient (bone from the chin) or using synthetic bone substitutes.