What are the costs of dental implants?
Dental implants are often associated with greater initial investments, but they may offer a more economical solution in the long term.
The initial costs of an implant treatment vary depending on several factors:
- How many implants are needed?
- Is bone augmentation required?
- What are the costs of the surgery, lab work, and the prosthesis?
- What are the dentist’s and dental technician’s fees?
What are the risks?
Every surgical procedure carries potential risks. You should always consult with a dental professional prior to treatment. Potential risk factors may vary depending on medical or other conditions of each patient. For example, bad oral hygiene or limited healing of the wound due to pre-existing conditions (e.g. diabetes, osteoporosis) may reduce the odds of the implant remaining in place.
Is there much pain?
Dental implants are generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort during the operation. If you experience any doubts about the condition of the implant site after the procedure, please make sure to consult with your dentist.
What is required for aftercare?
Impeccable oral hygiene is vital before an implant can be placed. After insertion, the teeth also need to be carefully looked after, irrespective of whether they are real or artificial. Regular check-ups and preventative appointments at the dentist are also necessary.
What is the age group?
In young patients, dental implants may be inserted only once their jaw bones are fully developed. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit – given of course that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors.
How can I prevent loose teeth?
Usually, healthy teeth are firmly anchored and do not come loose. To keep your periodontium healthy and intact, good dental hygiene is an important prerequisite. Removing plaque regularly and thoroughly is thus important to prevent your teeth from coming loose.
What are the potential causes?
If plaque is not regularly and thoroughly removed, bacteria may colonize the jaw, destroy tissues and may finally cause diseases of the periodontium (periodontitis). Left untreated, the disease may, in the worst case, result in tooth loss.
What are the early warning signs?
Many adults suffer from periodontitis during their lives, many without initially knowing it. Swollen, reddened or bleeding gums may be the first signs of an early stage of periodontitis. If you are noticing anything unusual, seek an individual consultation with your dentist.
Beautiful smile with modern dental restorations
To feel self-confident with a tooth replacement, it is important to obtain natural-looking and customised dental prosthetics. Due to computer-aided, high-tech processes, it is possible to use innovative materials to create modern, esthetic dental restorations (for example crowns and bridges).
What's the procedure for restorative treatments?
- The dentist takes an impression (either with conventional impression material or with a digital impression).
- The dental restoration is designed on the computer.
- The data are transferred.
- The dental restoration is manufactured using industrial techniques.