Dental Implants – Live as Usual With Permanent Teeth
You will experience a high level of expertise and experience with dental implants. All our clinics offer dental implant treatment with experienced therapists. In addition, we have extended the warranty period to five years to make sure that something unforeseen would happen.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants have therefore become an increasingly common option for those who want to replace their lost teeth. The major benefits of dental implants are that they, unlike for example removable prostheses or bridges, are attached to the jawbone. It’s easier to chew and you do not have to worry about getting rid of it. Another great benefit of dental implants compared to so-called bridges is that the dental implants do not require you to grind and drill into healthy, close teeth.
How does the treatment work?
Step 1: Examination and individual assessment
The first step is that your dentist performs a thorough examination and an individual assessment with, among other things, X-rays to determine if dental implant is appropriate for your mouth. It is important to have a strong and healthy jaw bone. Certain diseases and medications may also mean that the risk of complications increases and dental implants may therefore be inappropriate. In children, you need to wait for the implant until the jawbone is completed to avoid complications. Then your dentist walks through your treatment and describes the different steps in the treatment.
Step 2: Attachment of implant
The second step is to attach the implant to the jaw bone that will act as an artificial root to your new tooth. This is done by a small surgical procedure where the implant is attached to the jawbone. How many implants are attached depends on how many teeth are to be replaced, but for example, a completely toothless upper jaw, you may need as many as six implants to provide a stable result. The titanium that the implant screws are made of have been shown to work well with the body’s tissues and have a unique ability to grow together with the jawbone. The operation is performed under anesthesia and therefore does not hurt during the procedure itself, although you may experience tenderness and some pain a while afterwards.
Step 3: Healing
After the surgery, the implant is allowed to grow together with the jawbone and the tissue. This process takes a different length of time depending on the location of the implant, but often it takes a few months up to six months. During this time, loose prostheses are usually used to fill the voids.
Step 4: Fixing your new teeth
Then you can then attach the new teeth most often made in ceramics. If replacing a single tooth, the new tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. If you need to replace several teeth in a row, you instead make a bridge between the implants.
What does dental implants cost?
How much dental implant treatment depends on how many implants you need. However, it is a rather extensive procedure and for larger treatments the cost can be high. However, through the high-cost protection you receive 50% of the costs of an intervention between 300 and 500 dollars, and compensation for 85 percent of the cost of the operation costs more than 1500 dollar. The remuneration is based on the Social Insurance Fund’s reference price for the treatment. Before a treatment, you will always receive a written cost calculation
After you get your new teeth, you will be called for regular checks to make sure the implants are good and no complications occur. It is also very important to take care of the hygiene around the implant just as well as a proper tooth. Your dentist or dental hygienist will also help you with tips and advice on how to properly clean the implant. Keep in mind that smoking involves an increased risk of problems with your implants and refrain from smoking is important to ensure a good result.