Science & Research - Research priorities

In order to provide you with even better service in the future, we are continuously working on improving the skills and expertise of our doctors and the clinic in the discipline of maxilla-facial surgery.

Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. A dental implant functions the same way as the patients’ own root, since it directly fuses with the bone. Implants anchor dentures, e.g. bridges, crowns or removable dentures securely to the bone.

Social projects

The clinic supports social and humanitarian projects in addition to their medical and scientific activity. For more details, see science and research.

Tooth transplantation

Autogenous tooth transplantation (autoTX) is a relatively old, but not very well-known method for replacing lost or misaligned teeth.

The main indication is the autogenous tooth transplantation (autoTX) of wisdom teeth due to tooth loss in the gap caused in the maxilla and mandible, followed by autoTX of impacted incisors and premolars.

Regardless of age group (primary age range 15-30 years) and localization, the autogenous tooth transplantation is a promising and very economical therapy for the treatment of edentulous arches. The ten-year success rates for autologous transplantation are at about 80%.

intraoraler Befund vor OP

Radiograph (OPG) and intraoral findings of a 25-year-old woman before (A)

intraoral findings immediately after surgery

and after (B) autologous transplantation of tooth 38 36

intraoral findings immediately after surgery

(C) Intraoral findings three years after transplantation

There was no further root growth detectable in this patents, even in later years. This tooth is still without clinical symptoms.

 

Press releases and medical reports

 

Advantages and disadvantage of autologous (own) tooth transplantation compared with the implantation of artificial implants

Autogenous tooth transplants

  • + Good prognosis
  • + Inexpensive
  • + Suitable for young people
  • + Osteoinductive potential
  • - Susceptible to cavities
  • - Not applicable for all jaw regions

Artificial implants

  • + Very good prognosis
  • + No cavities
  • + Can be used in all jaw regions
  • - Expensive
  • - Only adults (> 16 years)
  • - No osteoinuktive potential