Frequently asked questions about dental implants

What is a dental implant?

The dental implant or artificial root takes the form of a screw made of a biocompatible material; most often titanium but also zirconia (ceramic). It replaces the root of a damaged or missing tooth and provides an anchor for a future denture.

Does it hurt?

The placement of a dental implant is performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation.

How long does a dental implant last?

Generally speaking, dental implantsare among the most durable treatments. Strict dental hygiene and follow-up appointments will ensure the durability of the implant and prosthetic treatment.

Quel est le coût des implants dentaires ?

It is difficult to give a price, each patient requires a personalized study to establish a precise price and treatment plan. This type of treatment is not reimbursed by social security, although some complementary health insurance plans may cover part of the cost.

Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit for having dental implants. A pre-implant examination is necessary. A 3D X-ray allows us to verify several elements (bone volume, infections, fracture of a root …).

I’ve been told I don’t have enough bones?

Only a 3D X-ray (cone beam) can accurately determine the bone volume. In the event of a shortage there are alternative solutions.

Is it safe?

Rigorous, proven and mastered protocols guarantee us a work adapted to the situation, with approximately 95% success rate. In the 5% of cases of failure, the mobile implant is removed and replaced after a healing period. This hazard only delays the treatment without compromising it.

What are the differences between dental implants

There are many models and brands of dental implants. We will distinguish :
The “premium”: major and historical players in the implant market
“Added value”: new brands on the market with more attractive prices
The “low cost” …