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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 How much does an Implant cost?

The initial costs of an implant treatment vary depending on the complexity of each case: how many implants are needed, is bone augmentation required? A cost plan can only be developed once these issues have been addressed. Factors to be considered include the surgery itself, lab work, the prosthesis and the dentist’s and dental technician’s fees. Although associated with greater initial investments, in many cases dental implants may offer a more economical solution in the long term.

 What are the Risks?

The risk is very low but this does Depend on medical or other conditions of each patient, potential risk factors may vary. Bad oral hygiene, limited healing of the wound due to pre-existing conditions (for example diabetes and osteoporosis) may reduce the odds of the implant remaining in place. Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, patients should always consult a dental professional to evaluate whether dental implants are the option for them.

 Does it hurt?

Dental implants are generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimise 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.

 How many people are more satisfied with an implant over conventional treatment?

According to a survey carried out with 10,000 patients in Germany (Riegl Survey 6), 66 percent of those questioned were “extremely happy” with their implant-supported restorations, 31 percent indicated they were “happy.” Of patients having conventional restorations, only 42 percent claimed to be “extremely happy” and 44 percent said they were generally “happy.”

 What are the success rates?

Long-term surveys have shown that Straumann implants have a survival rate of up to 98 percent. Patients can count on reliable solutions as Straumann makes no compromises on quality.

 How do I care for my implant?

Clean first, then implant, then clean again. Impeccable oral hygiene is vital before an implant can be placed. After insertion, patients should be aware of the fact that teeth need to be carefully looked after, irrespective of whether they are real or artificial. Diligent oral hygiene helps to ensure satisfactory results. Regular check-ups and preventative appointments at the dentist are also necessary.

 Are their age limitations?

Never too old: As soon as the jaw has stopped growing it is possible to insert implants. In young patients, dental implants can therefore only be used 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.