The best way to replace a missing tooth
Implants are small, fully biocompatible titanium screws that are inserted in the bone, playing the same role as a natural root.
First things first
You first need to meet with the surgeon, who will plan the operation with you. This appointment will determine the time needed for the operation, the placement of the implant, and your premedication. If necessary, the surgeon will first refer you to the hygienist to reduce the bacterial load: as with any surgery, no matter how minor, it’s important to have a clean and healthy environment.
Dental implants at the CHD
After a period of about 6 to 8 weeks during which the tissue around the implant heals (called osseointegration), we’ll attach a permanent dental crown (either with a screw or glue). Other options can also be used, such as bridges or prostheses.
In some cases, it’s even possible to place the implant and a temporary crown at the same time (“immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone”) without the 6 to 8-week waiting period. If this isn’t possible, we can make a temporary removable appliance to offer a certain level of function and aesthetics.
Implant placement is comfortable for patients, with postoperative symptoms that are comparable or even inferior to tooth extraction.
Please note there are many implant brands of vastly different quality. Statistical data on these brands is extremely variable in terms of the type of titanium, resistance to wear and breakage, and the solidity of the attachment between the screw and crown. We therefore believe dentists should provide their patients with this information before any operation. This is why we use Swiss Straumann implants, the world leader in implantology.
Once your implant is in place and your crown has been made, we’ll refer you to the hygienist to determine the most appropriate oral hygiene methods for you.
Thanks to progress in dental technologies and materials, implants are now the best option for replacing missing teeth.
Dr Arnaud, Médecin dentiste Clinique CHD Meyrin, Geneva and Yverdon – Nord Vaudois.
Implant + crown (on estimate) ~2900.-
You can pay by invoice and in instalments.