Implantology practice in Cologne

Our teeth, like joints and bones, can also become damaged over time or fail to function due to age. In addition to classic dentures, we provide natural compensation for missing teeth. Our goal is to adapt both the function of the implant and its appearance to your teeth – often even optical improvements are possible. 

In contrast to dental prosthesis, where surrounding teeth have to be ground down, an implant only replaces the missing tooth. Furthermore, implants have become a popular alternative to dentures or bridges not only because of their appearance but also because of their longer life span.

Modern dentistry offers various possibilities, which we also offer in our practice in the center of Cologne. Especially the implantation of artificial tooth roots made of titanium shows excellent results. 

When choosing an implant, there are a few aspects to consider. For this reason, we deal with these questions in a consultation at the beginning:

What are your ideas about an implant?

What are the medical possibilities?

How will the treatment proceed?

Are there any risks?

By answering these questions, both you and we will be able to get a comprehensive picture of the situation and find a suitable solution for you according to the requirements.

Costs for dental implants

The cost of an implant varies depending on 

Number of teeth to be replaced (single implant or bridge)

Position of the tooth (visible or invisible area)

removable or fixed implants

necessary bone formation

Additional services like 3D planning and templates

Because of the many possibilities we are at your side to advise you and together we will find the right implant for you.

As a safe alternative to conventional dentures, implants have many advantages:

  • appearance and function are the same as with natural teeth
  • Strong biting and chewing is significantly better than with dentures
  • Your debate remains clear
  • Your jawbone remains stable
  • The neighbouring teeth remain intact
  • They are an effective anchor for removable prostheses or bridges
  • There is no susceptibility to caries
  • Implants ensure well-being and quality of life

Frequently asked questions about implantology

 

What is an implant?

Implants are artificial tooth roots that are anchored in the jawbone. They are usually screw or cylindrical in shape and can be fixed as single crowns, bridges or dentures. Especially the implantation of artificial tooth roots made of titanium shows excellent results. The reason for this is its mechanical strength, stability and good compatibility. To ensure a natural appearance, their shape and color can be adapted to the remaining teeth.

Are implants covered by health insurance?

As a matter of principle, the cost of an implant is not covered by a statutory health insurance company. However, there is the so-called fixed cost subsidy, which the health insurance company pays for general dentures. The subsidy is not always the same, because it depends on whether the tooth is visible or not. 

Do I have pain after an implantation?

Again and again you hear bad stories about with implants. It must be said that no implantation is like the other, each case is unique. How you feel after implantation depends on whether you need to work on the bone, i.e. whether bone augmentation is necessary or not. Another factor is the professional qualification of the dentist. Although every dentist now claims to be able to place an implant, it is important to remember that surgical training in the field is essential for lasting success. Our patients are grateful for our specialization in this field. There is no pain after the implantation, most of them go back to their usual daily routine the next day.

What can I do if I am missing a tooth? Do I have to have it replaced?

Our goal is to always restore the original state of the teeth when one or more teeth are lost. However, it is also clear that we have to reconstruct the tooth including the root. By implantation, i.e. the insertion of an artificial tooth root into the jaw, we come very close to the condition before the loss of a tooth. After the treatment the gap is closed and you can bite as before.

My prostheses never really hold while eating. What can I do?

In our opinion, far too many people tolerate their inadequate prosthesis in the best years because they think this is normal. Total dentures replace the complete set of teeth in a jaw. They rest on the mucous membrane, which in turn is firmly attached to the bone. However, since the bone is continuously degraded by the body in the absence of teeth, one has to go to the dentist regularly for relinings. This procedure, which is unsatisfactory for both sides, is not necessary. Implants bring back a firm hold in your existing dentures: By placing only two implants per jaw (four makes it more stable) your dentures no longer rest on the bone but are firmly anchored. Since we do not have to replace your dentures, this treatment is not very cost-intensive.

I have heard that there are dentures that can be finished in one session. What is that?

Normally, a work requiring a technician has to spend several days in a dental laboratory. Thanks to the machine production of ceramics on our own premises, we have the possibility that a crown, inlay or bridge can actually be finished in one session. This method is often offered under the name Cerec. Cerec is the name of the best known device that makes such a procedure possible.

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