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What else should I know?

Costs

The treatment plan and the cost incurred for the procedure depend upon the oral situation of the patient and the type of tooth replacement that is chosen. Factors which can determine the cost of the procedure include the number of implants to be placed, if bone grafting is necessary, just to name a few. Therefore, no general cost guidelines can be provided.

The dentist will prepare a detailed treatment and cost estimate to discuss with the patient prior to the procedure. A greater initial investment may be involved for dental implants; however, in many instances implants are the more economical choice in the long run.

Quality

The precise, automated testing and inspection systems in our production facility check critical dimensions of each individual part and are capable of roundthe- clock operation for the highest degree of safety and reliability. Various internal studies show that Thommen Medical dental implants still function perfectly in 99% of patients, even after 10 years. Careful planning, professional treatment and the patient’s health are also determining factors for longterm success. This success also includes regular visits to the dentist, professional dental hygiene care and thorough personal dental care.

Risks

Any surgical procedure carries a potential risk and complications cannot be predicted. This is why extensive consultations and examination by the dentist are essential. The risks of a dental implant procedure can be assessed before the day of surgery, but not completely eliminated. Poor oral hygiene or preexisting diseases (e.g. osteoporosis, diabetes) can have an effect on wound healing.

Pain

To limit the pain during surgery, implants are usually placed under local anesthesia. If there is any discomfort after the procedure, it can usually be treated effectively with light- to medium-strength pain medication. Applying a cold compress to the area can prevent swelling and limit discomfort. Nevertheless, if pain occurs it is best to contact your dentist.