The costs of implant treatment depend greatly on the type of restoration chosen or desired by the patient.
Because of the good prognosis and long-lasting durability, an implant-based restoration proves in most cases to be the better alternative in the long term.
Your dentist will draw up an individual treatment and cost plan and discuss this with you.
The risks of implantation are similar to those of any minor surgical procedure.
According to today’s information, 90-95% of placed implants are still functioning fully after 10 years. A precondition for this is the patient’s active cooperation through optimised oral hygiene, regular check-ups and professional tooth cleaning by a dental hygienist.
The advantages offered by dental implants:
Unlimited function, natural appearance
Artificial tooth roots cannot be distinguished from natural teeth in function and appearance. An osseointegrated implant resists the same loads as a natural tooth. Implant restorations can be fitted harmoniously into the existing dentition.
Protection against bone atrophy
Functionally loaded implants protect the surrounding bone from shrinking. Correctly placed implants also shape the soft tissue optimally and prevent it from degenerating.
Perfect long-term stability
Implants are today regarded as one of the safest dental treatment methods overall with a long-term prognosis of up to 98%. Many years of intensive research, especially into the surface structure of the implant, have led to marked improvements in osseointegration.
Increased oral comfort during mastication
In contrast to a conventional restoration for instance with a partial denture that is secured to the adjacent teeth with clasps the sensation of having a foreign body in the mouth does not arise with an implant. This and the firm fixation of the implant lead to a level of oral comfort during mastication that comes close to that of natural teeth.
Are dental implants always possible?
Not a matter of age
Implants are not a matter of age. Implants are not indicated in patients whose jaws have not yet finished growing. Otherwise, implantation is possible without difficulty in patients up to an advanced age.
No implant without individual investigation
A precondition for successful treatment with dental implants is a detailed examination in every case. Only an experienced dentist can do this. He will draw up and suggest an individual treatment proposal after intensive diagnosis and planning.
What is against it?
As with any operation, poor general health or a very few diseases that have a negative effect on healing may be against implantation.
Sometimes, the bone supply is insufficient to hold the implants securely
However, in these cases, favourable conditions for placing implants can usually be created by additional surgical measures to build up the bone. Before and after the implantation, good oral hygiene is important for the long-term stability and inflammation-free preservation of the artificial tooth roots.