FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

What sets Straumann implants apart from other dental implant systems?

Straumann is one of the best choices for your dental implants, with a long history or providing reliable, high-quality dental implants. With Straumann, you can be confident that your dental implant is supported by rigorous scientific and clinical evidence, leading technology and a commitment to quality, with a worldwide support network built in. 

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How much do implants cost?

Although associated with greater initial investments, in many cases dental implants may offer a more economical solution in the long term.

The initial costs of an implant treatment vary depending on several factors:

  • The number of implants needed.
  • If additional surgical procedures are required.
  • The costs of the surgery, lab work and the prosthesis.
  • The dentist’s and dental technician’s fees.

Will the procedure be painful?

Dental implants are generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort during the operation. Patients could experience temporary symptoms like pain, swelling and difficulty speaking.

Patients experiencing any concerns about the condition of the implant site after the procedure should consult their dentist immediately.

What is the age group for implants?

Provided that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors, there is no age limit for dental implants; however, dental implants can only be used in young patients once their jaw bones are fully developed.

How long do implants last?

Dental implants are designed to be a permanent replacement solution. Long-term research has shown that Straumann® Implants have a high survival rate.*

Straumann values quality and reliability, and our implants are backed by over 30 years of scientific evidence.

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How will I care for my implants?

Just like natural teeth, implants require regular check-ups and conscientious oral hygiene. With appropriate care, the long-term function of implants can be maintained.

Your dentist will guide you on cleaning and hygiene measures.

Are there risks involved?

Depending on medical or other conditions of each patient, potential risk factors will vary.

Every surgical procedure carries potential risks. You should always consult with a dental professional prior to treatment. Potential risk factors may vary depending on medical or other conditions of each patient. For example, poor oral hygiene or limited healing of the wound due to pre-existing conditions (e.g. diabetes, osteoporosis) may reduce the odds of the implant remaining in place.

Contraindications

Inadequate bone volume and/or quality, local root remnants, serious  internal  medical  problems,  uncontrolled  bleeding disorders, inadequate wound healing capacity, not completed maxillary and mandibular growth, poor general state of health, uncooperative, unmotivated patient, drug  or alcohol abuse, psychoses, prolonged therapy-resistant functional disorders, xerostomia, weakened immune system, illnesses  requiring  periodic  use of steroids, uncontrollable endocrine disorders.  Allergies or hypersensitivity to chemical ingredients of materials used: titanium (Grade 4) or titanium-zirconium alloy.

Cautions/Precautions

 A careful clinical and radiological examination of the patient should be performed prior to surgery to determine the psychological and physical status of the patient.  Special attention should be given to patients who have local or systemic factors that could interfere with the healing process of either bone or soft tissue or the osseointegration process (e.g., bone metabolism disturbances, previously irradiated bone in the head or neck area, diabetes mellitus, anticoagulation drugs/hemorrhagic diatheses, bruxism, parafunctional habits, unfavorable anatomic bone conditions, tobacco abuse, untreated periodontal diseases, acute infection of implant site, temporomandibular joint disorders, treatable pathologic diseases of the jaw and changes in the oral mucosa, pregnancy, inadequate oral hygiene).



Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, patients should always consult a dental professional to evaluate whether dental implants are the option for them.