You can find more information about implants Implantate in these two brochures.

AGZD – Aargau Association for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

Our fundamental aim is to rescue every tooth. If a tooth has been lost, however, a dental implant, an ‘artificial root’, can be inserted. A restoration, crown, bridge or denture can then be attached to this.

The implant is inserted directly into the jaw bones and anchored. After three to six months it is then firmly integrated into the surrounding bone and can bear normal loads.

Perfect collaboration between us and dental technicians enables impressions or laser scans to be modelled and prepared accurately to the millimetre. The crown or bridge is then positioned. The completed restoration is then screwed or adhered to the implant.

Firmly positioned crowns and bridges on implants in the upper and lower jaws.
Minimal implants – Cost-effective implants for people with little remaining jaw bone. Special: Immediately load-bearing and no waiting times.

Information for recipients of oral implants
An oral implant is the insertion of artificial tooth roots into the jaw bones. The implant is made of tissue-friendly materials that are generally tolerated by bone without any irritation. The type of implant chosen is determined by your particular situation.

Planning
To determine whether an implant is possible and even sensible for you, X-ray imaging, modelling and possibly a general medical examination are necessary. For you as the patient it is important to know that your cooperation and attendance at regular checkups is essential. You must constantly maintain flawless implant and oral hygiene. You will be given detailed instructions and checks.

Procedure
The implantation is done under local anaesthesia as an outpatient procedure. As for all surgery, you may experience swelling and possibly bruising after the implantation. Pain is rather rare and minimal. Occasionally during the procedure it becomes apparent that an implant cannot be inserted, at which point the procedure is terminated.

Healing
Some implants, specifically in the anterior area of the lower jaw, can be immediately loaded; in the remainder of the jaw the implants must heal over a 3–6 month period and can only then be loaded.

Complications
There is no such thing as a medical treatment without risk. Apart from infections, surgery in the upper jaw may result in perforations of the sinus or nasal floor but this does not necessarily mean that the surgery has failed. In the lower jaw a nerve that conducts the lips’ sensations may be damaged. In this case it must be decided whether the implant can be left in place or not. Such problems are temporary with few exceptions. In rare cases a feeling of numbness in the lower lip may remain.

It may be that the implant does not heal. Such implants must be removed; in any case another implant can be inserted later.

Follow-up care
The be-all and end-all of oral implants is the care you give them and regular checkups by us. We will give you all the necessary information.

Costs
Implant solutions are complex and very individual customised restorations and for this reason the costs cannot always be fully determined beforehand. You will receive a cost estimate, however. Ultimately, you can confidently expect a meticulous implant treatment with good prospects for success. Your understanding and your reliable cooperation are an essential part of this success.

You can find more information about implants in these two brochures. . You can download the brochures or order them.