Your frequently asked questions about implant treatment solutions

Is dental implant treatment more expensive than conventional treatment?

The cost of dental implant treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. Implants are a cost-effective alternative to conventional restorations and improve the quality of life.1-3

Straumann® implants are made to be durable and long-lasting, so a Straumann® implant treatment solution is a long-term investment in your health and future comfort.

Before treatment, an initial diagnosis and cost plan is determined by your dentist. Costs depend on how many implants are needed and whether sufficient bone is available. Other factors may include special surgical needs, unique lab work, prosthesis and the dentist’s and dental technician’s fees.

It is best to contact your dentist directly and ask about suitable options that fit your needs.

1 Vogel R, Smith-Palmer J, Valentine W. Evaluating the Health Economic Implications and Cost-Effectiveness of Dental Implants: A Literature Review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2013;28:343–356. doi: 10.11607/ jomi.2921.
2 Priest, GF, Priest JE. The Economics Of Implants For Single Missing Teeth. Dental Economics 2004;94(5):130-138.
3 Blackwell, R, Lowe, R, Morris, G, Priest, G, Implant Economics, A Supplement To Dental Practice Report, September 2004.

What are the main benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants preserve your jawbone and facial structure 
Dental implants transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which helps to maintain a healthy jaw and therefore preserve your facial structure.

Dental implants help your smile and self-confidence 
A dental implant solution looks and feels like your natural teeth – there is simply no visible difference. You can feel more comfortable talking, smiling, eating and kissing too.

Dental implants help function
Dental implants are anchored as secure as a natural tooth in the bone. Together with the prosthetic part you can bite and chew naturally again and eat the food you like.

Why are Straumann® implants so sophisticated and considered to be the implant of choice?

For decades Straumann® has innovated in design, technology, materials, software, processes and treatment procedures in dental implant solutions. We have set high global standards for implants.

We strive to make the best, most reliable implant solutions and you can count on our efforts to increase your chances for a healthy recovery and comfort.

Are there any risks when placing dental implants?

Today, implant therapy is an established standard for tooth replacement. It is well documented that implants are a safe and successful method of treatment.

Even though implants are very common, potential risks can vary depending on your health. Bad oral hygiene or limited healing due to pre-existing medical conditions may affect your recovery and the durability of an implant.

Your dentist will do a thorough assessment if implant treatment is the right choice for you.

Is surgery painful?

Today’s techniques are being continually improved to reduce discomfort and enhance recovery. Experts are trained to provide the best care and the most innovative techniques to insert implants.

Implants are usually inserted under local anesthesia to avoid discomfort during treatment. In order to provide the fastest and best recovery, it is important to follow the recommendations of your dentist. No matter your fears, there is an array of successful techniques to prevent or alleviate pain. Do not hesitate to talk to your dentist.

Is there any age limitation to dental implant treatment?

For young patients it is possible to insert implants as soon as your jaw has stopped growing. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given of course that you don’t display any significant medical risk factors and are a suitable candidate for implant treatment.

Do I have to expose a tooth gap after implant surgery?

There are different options and procedures to cover a gap after tooth extraction or implant surgery. In an immediate treatment procedure for example you will receive a provisional prosthetic restoration on the same day as the implant placement.

What if I don’t have enough bone?

It may turn out that you don’t have enough bone available to ensure the secure placement of dental implants. With the help of bone augmentation – an established treatment used to build up bone – implants can still be placed. We offer a wide range of synthetic and natural biomaterials designed to build up bone. 

What kind of care is required after my treatment is complete?

As always, oral hygiene is very important to the health of your teeth. This is even more true after you have an implant. Diligent oral hygiene helps to ensure the healthiest and fastest recovery. You should care for your teeth on a daily basis and follow the recommendations of your dentist. And you will have to regularly visit your dentist for checkups on your implants.