When are prosthetic solutions used?
Prosthetic solutions are used to replace damaged or missing teeth. New dental crowns
and bridges are
individually designed and supported by either remaining natural teeth or dental
solutions are available for a single tooth, several teeth, or a full jaw.
What is an implant?
Dental implants serve as artificial roots, firmly anchored into the jawbone, that
support removable or
fixed tooth replacements.
When are implants appropriate?
When one tooth is missing or several teeth are missing, or when the whole jaw is
teeth. Various treatment processes and implant solutions are available that take
the medical and personal
needs of the patient into account. The dentist will advise the patient on the optimal
Why is placing an implant recommended?
Dental implants ensure that the jawbone remains functional and help prevent further
bone loss. This
reduces the risk of a chain reaction, which, in the most extreme cases, can result
in the loss of all teeth.
Dental implant treatment can restore the patient’s natural appearance, self
confidence and ability to eat
the things they like.
What material are implants made of?
Dental implants are made of commercially pure titanium-a material proven to be accepted
tissue (biocompatible). Adverse reactions to titanium are extremely rare.
How long do implants last?
With proper care and regular checkups, your implants can last for a long time. Many
patients have had
implants for 15 years and longer. The likelihood of an implant still being fully
functional after ten years
is greater than 90%.
What are the age limitations for implants?
Typically, implants are not placed in individuals whose jawbones have not yet fully
developed. But, good
health is a primary deciding factor. In healthy older patients, the prospects of
success are virtually the same
as for younger people.
Is implant treatment unpleasant or even painful?
No, implants are generally placed under local anesthesia. Placing the implants involves
for the patient.
With implants how long do I have to wait for my new teeth?
In ideal cases, some implants can be restored right after the implant is placed,
during the same visit. This
means that you can leave your dental professional’s office with a temporary,
or even permanent, prosthetic
in place. In most cases, you will have to wait until the implant is sufficiently
bonded to the bone.
Will I be able to feel the implants?
Once placed, implants cannot be felt. Titanium implants are completely biocompatible
and very well
tolerated by the body. The same applies to all-ceramic replacement teeth.
What does tooth replacement cost?
Everyone is different. As a result, the cost of the implant procedure and preparation
of the tooth
replacement will differ as well. For this reason, it is not possible to give an
all-inclusive cost estimate.