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Individual treatment plans

In ideal cases, implants can be placed in as little as one session. Your treatment plan will, be dependent on your particular clinical situation. Depending on the treatment procedure, it may take between one and two hours. Afterwards, the implant often needs time to integrate so that it can fuse with the bone. The better the quality of the bone, the better the conditions and the shorter the treatment duration. Depending on the clinical situation, a temporary tooth may be provided during the integration period. Once this integration phase has been successfully concluded, the final replacement tooth can be attached.

  1. Diagnosis and pre-treatment planning.
    The dentist will first make careful diagnosis and examine whether the conditions for implant treatment have been met. It is essential that gum and bone are free from inflammation (periodontistis) and tooth decay. If necessary, these conditions are also treated. During a diagnosis, the quantity and quality of the bone is also thoroughly examined. If there is an inadequate amount of bone for implant treatment, it can also be built up.

  2. Placing the implant.
    Implant placement can be performed very quickly and, thanks to local anesthesia, it is relatively pain-free. With careful preparation and execution, the treatment should conclude without problems and with minimal risk.

  3. Biological integration.
    In the vast majority of cases, implant integration occurs quite quickly and without problems. Typically, any minimal discomfort experienced following implant insertion improves rapidly. In a minority of cases, it may take up to a year for the implant to fully integrate with the bone.

  4. Final teeth.
    The last step of any implant treatment is the attachment of the final new tooth or teeth. In some cases, this can be performed immediately after the implants have been placed. In most cases, however, a temporary tooth is placed while the implants integrate with the jaw bone and the final replacement teeth are being manufactured. Final teeth are individually designed. These high-precision custom-made crowns and bridges-often made of all-ceramic biocompatible materials-are attached to implants using cement or tiny screws.

  5. Complications and risks.
    Careful preparation and implementation of prosthetic or implant treatment reduces risks to a minimum. Implant treatment is nonetheless a surgical procedure. As such, it is associated with certain risks. Under normal circumstances, the swelling and mild pain, which may occur often disappear after a few days.  Periodontitis, poor oral hygiene, inadequate wound healing, cigarette smoking, or serious general diseases (e.g. diabetes) are also risk factors, which depending on their severity, may be contraindication for dental implants. Your dentist will glad to provide you information about potential complications and risks.

  6. Care and durability.
    How long implants and new teeth last, depends primarily on how well your teeth are cared for. If you have good oral hygiene, including good home care and regular dental check-ups, your implants can last for many years, possibly up to an entire lifetime.