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General questions


Will the implant set off a metal detector, such as during an airport security inspection?

No, implants are non-magnetic and will not trigger a metal detector.

How many appointments will be required for my new tooth roots?

This depends on the scope and type of your treatment. One session is usually enough for the consultation. The preliminary examination and planning is conducted at another appointment. Your new “tooth roots” can generally be placed and the gum sutured in another session. One or two days after the operation the wound is checked. The sutures are removed about ten days later. Then the healing phase starts, during which additional appointments are not usually required.

Could implants affect a pacemaker?

No, because implants have no electromagnetic effect and therefore present no danger for the operation of a cardiac pacemaker.

What is the situation with exercise after implant placement?

Movement is basically not a problem after implant placement. However, you should consult your implantologist before engaging in activities requiring heavy physical activity. A few days of relaxation may be recommended to avoid affecting the healing process.

Will I be without teeth at any time during the treatment and the healing phase?

If you had a removable denture before the treatment, you can normally continue to use it after minor adjustment. Otherwise the gap is closed by a temporary denture. In some circumstances it can be attached to the implants immediately – as a long-term temporary denture.

What is artificial bone material?

There are situations in which not enough of their own bone tissue is present causes, such as bone decrease due to periodontal disease, tooth loss or other reasons. are added in such cases, artificial bone material, which consists of spongy granules and is placed after the removal of a tooth in the still-open wound, stimulate as well after surgery on the gums or around the inserted implant to bone formation. After a period of 6 months you can not see any difference between the artificial and one’s own bone tissue.

When can the final restorations be completed?

The time needed to complete ingrowth of the implant is in the bones in the maxilla and mandible 4 months 3-4 months. In this period the patient wears a temporary prosthesis, which allows him a normal, carefree everyday life. Only then is the definitive work, so the final dentures made.

What material is used for the crowns and bridges?

Most crowns and bridges are metal or metal alloys and are veneered with ceramic to match the color of the teeth. The esthetic alternative is porcelain. Ceramic is made of high strength zirconium oxide and is particularly suitable for implant-borne dentures, for both single teeth or larger bridges.

Does the gum former feel uncomfortable in the mouth?

Not really. Most patients become accustomed to it after a few hours. However, be careful not to touch it frequently with your tongue or fingers. And clean it lightly with your toothbrush.

What toothbrush is right for me?

After healing is complete it is best to use a medium soft toothbrush with rounded and bundled bristles. Hard or low quality toothbrushes, particularly when pressed hard on the teeth, may cause the gum around the implants – and also around the natural cervix of the tooth – to retract. It is best to ask your dentist to recommend the right toothbrush and the right brushing technique.

Can I use an electric toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes are no better or worse than a normal toothbrush. If you are used to an electric toothbrush and can use it correctly, there is no reason why you should not use it for your implant-supported teeth.

Can I also clean the emergence points with dental floss?

You can certainly do that. However, if you pull the dental floss quickly back and forth there is a danger that you might injure the gum. Interdental brushes are gentler, safer and more efficient. The hygiene team at your dentist, which is responsible for regular professional cleaning of your teeth, can show you how to use the small brushes correctly.

When can I go back to work?

Depending on what your implantologist advises you can generally resume a normal life and go back to work the day after the operation.

Will I be able to bite and eat normally with an implant-borne denture?

Regardless of whether you have an implant-borne crown, bridge or prosthesis: you will be able to eat, bite, talk and laugh just as you could with your “second set of teeth”.

I only need single implants, but I would like all my teeth to be brighter and more attractive. What can be done?

The dentist can often bleach darkened teeth. Unattractive front teeth can be coated with plastic or fine ceramic shells, referred to as veneers. The crowns for the implants will then be brighter from the start or shaped to match the changes to the natural teeth. Ask your dentist about it.

How long does an implant last?

Once the healing phase has been completed, a correctly placed high-quality implant is more resistant to many influences than the natural tooth root. An optimally loaded titanium implant will not break and cannot be affected by caries. Consistent oral hygiene will keep the gum and the implant site healthy. This means that implants can last a lifetime.

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