“ I would recommend German Dental Clinic to anyone thinking about Dental Implants. It is very reassuring to know that you are in good hands when it comes to such a complex procedure.”
“I recently started Dental Implants treatment at German Dental Clinic and so far have been very pleased with the excellent level of patient service. All staff are committed and organised and I feel very supported by them.”
“I would like to thank German Dental Clinic for the recent Dental Implants treatment I have had under your excellent care. Well Done!”
“The level of professionalism with which I was treated was of the highest standard and as a result and at 78 years old, I have finally gotten the teeth I have been missing for the past 25 years. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done.”
“I needed to have a full set of dentures replaced. Two implants were used to secure the bottom dentures. I found the whole treatment virtually painless. I am extremely happy with the service provided at German Dental Clinic and I would be very happy to recommend them.”
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is not a real tooth but a prosthesis or an artificial tooth. Basically, it is a small titanium post or fixture that is inserted into the jawbone, on top of which, a single crown, a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or full denture is placed. Once the dental implant integrates into the bone, a structure called abutment is connected to the implant and then the artificial tooth is attached. Therefore, the 3 most important elements to dental implant is the dental implant itself, the abutment, and the artificial tooth.
What are the advantages of Dental Implants?
The team of dental professionals at our dental clinic feels that dental implants offer a range of benefits as a comprehensive and effective solution for tooth loss, which includes,
- Restoring and increasing the patient's ability to chew food and speak properly.
- Reduce the implication of tooth loss.
- Restore facial aesthetics and the 'sunken face' look which can result from bone loss.
- Preserves the remaining bone structure in the jaw, which can start receding if left untreated.
- Reduce the instances of gum disease.
- Aesthetically enhance the structure and shape of a smile.
What are the disadvantages of dental implants?
Like any other oral surgical procedure, there are certain risk involved with dental implants such as the possibility of infection, inflammation and pain, but the our dentist will discuss how these can be minimized and managed for you. Certain candidates don't have enough bone to place the implant, therefore, bone and gum grafting treatment may be required, which can increase the cost of the treatment. However, dental implants are an investment and it can pay off on the long run.
How successful are dental implants?
The success of dental implants will vary for each individual based on the level of their general health, oral health and lifestyle habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are very successful, almost above 90-95 percent. It's best to consult with a dental specialist with 3 years of additional education after dental school, and who is trained and has the experience to treat individuals requiring dental implants.
Do dental implants last very long?
In contrast to natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to dental disease and decay. However, it is mandatory to keep the gums healthy for the success of dental implants. Conscientious home care of the patient and regular dental checkups and cleanings are an essential part of dental implant sustainability and longevity. Each patient is different, and responsibility of the success of dental implants rests upon diagnosis and planning, medical history and a variety of other factors.
Is it possible for anyone to have dental implants?
Individuals who have lost one or more teeth are ideal candidates for dental implants. Whether you are a teenager or in your late nineties and whether you have lost one or more teeth or all of your natural teeth, dental implants can give you a satisfying, comprehensive and effective solution. Here at GDNC, we make use of cutting-edge dental technology, the skill of our highly qualified and experienced dental team and advanced computer design programs to give all our patients a brand new beautiful smile!
Do dental implants hurt?
Many of our patients say they hardly experience any pain at all, the bottom line is that there is no pain involved when dental implants placed. However, certain patients do feel a certain degree of discomfort and tenderness in the days following the procedure. Each patient is different and if you do feel any pain or discomfort, following the procedure, our dental implant surgeon will prescribe pain medication so that you can manage the pain.
Also, with the use of sophisticated diagnostic and visualization tools and technology, our skilled team of dental surgeons are able to achieve the best results using minimally invasive techniques which are far more comfortable for the patient.
How are dental implants placed?
Dental implants are placed into the jawbone after the dentist makes a small incision into the site where the tooth is missing. Once the implant is placed, the gum tissue is replaced over the implant and allowed to fully osseointegrate. During this time a temporary denture is fitted and after the implant has integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is fitted so the crown or tooth-like replacement can be held in place.
How do you deal with nervous patients?
All of our staff are well used to and accustomed to handling patients who are anxious and scared about the procedure. You can expect our total co-operation, compassion and support during your experience with us here at GDNC. If you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, you may have the choice to decide on the type of sedation or anesthesia option you prefer prior to and during your treatment. We encourage patients to bring their family members should they want someone around as a source of comfort before and after the treatment!
What is the after care for dental implants?
Looking after dental implants are similar to looking after your natural teeth, with a daily routine that includes brushing and flossing. Regular visits with our dentists for periodic checkups and cleanings, is the best way to maintain and keep your new teeth in the best condition. Our dentists will make sure your new teeth look beautiful and your dental implants are healthy and functioning optimally, so that they last a lifetime.