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Everything you need to know about dental implants

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Dental implants

All the maxilla and mandible teeth represent a stable whole, keeping one another in place. A single missing tooth can cause numerous complications.
Additionally, when one or more teeth are missing, it’s important to replace them quickly. An implant is the best solution for:

  • Preserving bone and gum volume
  • Preventing the movement and possible loss of adjacent teeth
  • Facilitating chewing, thus promoting optimal digestion
  • Reducing risk of gum disease
  • Harmonizing the smile
  • Maintaining optimal speech
  • Prevent temporo-mandibular articulation problems
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What are dental implants?

Implantology is about replacing the missing root from a natural tooth with an artificial one. The artificial root fully supports the prothesis, without using adjacent teeth, which are then preserved and intact.

The dental implants can be placed in the lower or upper jaw to replace one or more missing teeth, but also to replace a removable (dental) prosthesis with a fixed prosthesis.

 

What are dental implants for?

The dental implants can be placed in the lower or upper jaw to replace one or more missing teeth, but also to replace a removable prosthesis with a fixed prosthesis or stop your removable prosthesis from moving.

In the loss of a tooth, an implant can be placed in the space left by the missing tooth. A crown is then fixed to the implant. This new tooth looks and acts just like natural teeth.

During the loss of two or more adjacent teeth, implants can be placed in the spaces left by the missing teeth. Depending on the case, you may not need to place an implant for each tooth to be replaced. Single-unit crowns or a bridge are then fixed on the implants.

For total edentulism in the mandible or maxilla: 
  • a complete fixed bridge can be carried out on several implants.
  • a complete removable prosthesis can be stabilized with several implants.

The number of implants placed based on our bone quality, the prosthesis type chosen and its placement (upper or lower jaw).

2 implants may be enough at the mandible to stabilize a full prosthesis (or at the maxilla). A bar connects the implants.

Benefits of dental implants

Effective chewing

Securely attached, you have the same sensations and can eat as normally as with natural teeth.

Natural speaking

The implants leave the palate is totally free, making it possible to speak naturally.

Esthetic

The dental prosthesis placed over the implant makes it esthetically identical to a natural tooth.

Invisible

You can smile, laugh or yawn with the implants comfortably, without risk of seeing any brackets or metallic prosthesis parts.

Long-lasting restoration & security

Today, placing dental implants is a proven technology with an extremely high rate of surgery success.

Sustainability

Patients with good oral hygiene can keep their implants for years.

The steps of implant treatment

1) Diagnosis / pre-implant consultation
2) Implant placement
3) Gingival and bone healing
4) Placement de la prosthesis
5) Follow-up
Steps visual

Pre-implant questionnaire

Your clinician will take you through a questionnaire in order to:

  • identify any contraindications for placing dental implants (serious cardiac pathologies, advanced osteoporosis, infectious diseases, etc.)
  • assess beforehand any medical situations like local infection, type II diabetes, anticoagulant medications, etc.

Pre-implant exam

Your clinician will perform an oral examination to assess the condition of the area to implant and to find any cavities or gingivitis.

Your clinician will be able to prescribe or perform a 3D exam (scan or cone beam) to guarantee maximum security. It also detects any important elements: nerves, sinus or anatomic variations in the area to implant.

These exams make it possible to create a specific treatment plan, adapted to your particular situation and will inform you on the different steps, the duration of the treatment, and all the associated treatment.

As a first step, the clinician will prepare the placement of your root-to-be. The clinician will then perform several new alveoli to be able to place the dental implant(s). The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and aseptic conditions.

Depending on the case, the clinician will go for a single procedure or two separate procedures, with a few weeks in between. In most cases, three to six months are enough before placing the crown, to let the implant integrate will in the bone (osteointegration).

The crowns and bridges are placed on the implant(s) placed in the mouth. After taking the impression, they are made by a dental technician and are set in the mouth at the dental practice by screwing or sealing.
Generally, the implant needs to be integrated to the bone in which it was placed before placing the prosthesis.
Sometimes you can preview the placement with a temporary tooth on the same day as the implant placement. This chosen solution will be assessed case-by-case based on the clinical indications.

Once you’re back home, it’s important that you follow your clinician’s instructions and keep good dental hygiene. You must regularly see your dentist to prevent any complications. Your dentist will tell you how to clean and maintain hygiene for good post-surgicalfollow-up.

Frequently asked questions about dental implants

After approving the treatment plan designed by your clinician based on your specific case, your expectations and your budget, your treatment will follow 4 main steps:

  • Preparation: extraction of non-preservable teeth, scaling and sanitization of the remaining teeth and gums.
  • Placing of the implants.
  • Gingival and bone healing for 3 to 6 months.
  • Placement of the permanent prosthesis

The duration varies depending on the scope of the procedure and the prosthesis to place, and generally the treatment lasts a few months. In some cases, placement of the prosthesis can immediately follow the implants.

To eliminate any sensitivity or pain, surgery is performed under local anesthesia. Your clinician will give you adapted premedication. Usually you can go back to your usual activities the next day: work, exercise, leisure, etc.
The implants and prosthetic elements placed in the mouth are made of implantable medical grade titanium that comply with the requirements of standards ISO 5832 and ISO 10993. The origin of the raw materials is controlled, certified and traced for each batch of implantable components and compliance with the requirements ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and the European directive 93/42/EEC, providing the CE marking.
The success rate is 98%.

The cost of treatment depends on several factors:

  • The number of teeth to replace.
  • The number of implants to place.
  • The complexity of cases to treat.
  • The type of prosthesis to place.

Your dental surgeon will give you a quote for the surgery (placing the implant) and one of the prosthesis (crown or apparatus) before starting the treatment to propose a solution suitable for your case and your budget.

OUR RELIABLE AND PROVEN MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Certified surface finish

30 years of clinical experience
Microsandblasting with titanium oxide.
Etched with nitric and hydrofluoric acids.

Precise, watertight, validated connection

15 years of clinical experience
Internal hexagonal tapered connection.
A single prosthetic connection common to all implant diameters.

Our quality guarantees

100% French implants
Implants guaranteed for life
Prosthetic part guaranteed for 10 years
CE and ISO 12485 standard

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