When to use Implants?

Nowadays, a dental implant is frequently the better alternative as compared to a bridge. The advantages are obvious: No intervention in the vital tooth substance, better durability, less complications. But which implants exist? In which cases is an implantation particularly indicated? We shall attempt to provide a useful overview.

The Structure of an Implant

All natural teeth consist of a root and a crown. The implant replaces the root and is sunk...

Implant Material

Ceramic or titanium are employed as implant material. Both types of material have advantages and disadvantages.

Titanium Implants

Titanium is stable, highly compatible, and known to grow in quickly. However, the purity of the material plays...

Ceramic Implants

Ceramic implants are still quite new, resulting in a lack of long-term studies. Their major advantages include the...

Types of Implants

There are countless types of different implants. Three versions have prevailed in practice.

Zygoma Implants

Zygoma implants are significantly longer than conventional implants. They are typically used in special situations.

Mini Implants

Here, everything is “mini“: Treatment time, implant size, and costs. But are mini implants really advisable?

Implants / Indications

Classic gaps, edentulous spaces, free-end gaps, or third sets of teeth: When do implants make sense and what...

Single-Tooth Gap

Classic single-tooth gaps constitute good indications for a dental implant, which provides effective protection for healthy neighboring teeth.

Edentulous Spaces

Implants can also make sense in the case of edentulous spaces as they usually succeed in providing higher...

Free-End Gaps

At the end of a row of teeth, only an implant can guarantee strong grip. An implant-supported bridge...


“Third teeth“ do not have a particularly good reputation. Implants can produce relief in many different ways.