What is an implant?
An implant is a replacement for a lost tooth root. It is made of titanium and is biocompatible, meaning that it will not be rejected by the human body.
Does placing an implant hurt?
Placing an implant is a completely painless procedure that is performed under local anaesthesia.
Do I qualify for a dental implant?
Almost anyone missing one or more teeth may receive dental implants. During your consultation, our dentists will estimate your overall oral cavity health, your medical status and the structure and quantity of the remaining bone. Based on this, they will create an individual plan according to your specific situation.
What is the success rate for dental implants?
The success rate of dental implants is 96 to 98%. With proper hygiene, regular checkups and professional cleaning, implants should last forever.
Which types of implants are available at Dental Centre b2?
For our clients, we use only proven implant systems with a long-standing tradition, such as:
- Nobel Biocare (Sweden)
- Straumann (Switzerland)
- Astra tech (Sweden)
How should I care for my implants?
You should care for your implants just as your natural teeth, meaning that it is necessary to use all oral cavity hygiene means such as dental floss, a toothbrush, an interdental brush and water showers. Moreover, regular checkups are of great importance to ensure your implants last.
Why opt for a dental implant?
- It is not necessary to abrade healthy neighbouring teeth
- Implants preserve the bone height and gums at the site of placement, as opposed to other replacements
- If you lack most or all of your teeth, a fixed prosthetic may be made either in the form of a bridge or an implant supported prosthetic
- No more dental prosthetics falling out and potentially embarrassing situations
- Speech and eating are almost perfect
- After a short adjustment period, you will not notice any difference between your natural teeth and the implant supported teeth
- Implants represent the very pinnacle of dental medicine and ensure optimal quality of life and a radiant smile
Is there an age limit for placing dental implants?
There is no limitation in terms of age, except for children and youth persons who are still growing and developing. There is no upper age limit.
Are complications possible when placing implants?
Yes, complications are possible, though very rare. Even if this should happen, the procedure will be successfully repeated without any consequences.
Complications in placing an implant are very rare but possible:
- If the client does not abide by the oral cavity hygiene instructions, an infection of the bone and soft tissues around the implant is possible due to food and calculus accumulation (peri-implantitis)
- In smokers and diabetics, the success rate is reduced by 10%
- Due to severe systemic diseases
What happens after an implant has been placed?
After an implant is placed, a waiting period of 2 to 8 months is necessary, depending on the situation, to complete the procedure. Oral cavity hygiene and regular checkups are very important during this time.
What is artificial bone?
If the bone is missing at the site of placement of the implant, the bone is replaced with artificial bone in order to secure the implant. The reasons for missing bones are all the conditions leading to tooth loss and the actual tooth loss. The artificial bone is almost completely replaced by natural bone and this process takes about 6 months.