Wide experience with dental implant - In the center of Oslo

Dental implants safely replace lost teeth

When a tooth is missing or needs to be removed, it can be replaced with a dental implant. This is a modern treatment that gives good results for most people.

Losing teeth and clenching teeth is an unpleasant experience that can be frightening to many. Fortunately, today there is good and safe treatment to replace lost teeth.

When the teeth loosen because the roots are damaged, both the root system and the tooth must be replaced. There can be several reasons why the tooth attachment disappears. It is usually due to a gum disease but it can also happen as a result of an injury.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a modern replacement for lost teeth. The implant itself is shaped like a screw with threads. The implant is inserted as a replacement for one or more roots that have been lost. Most dental implants are made of an alloy with titanium which, among other things, is known to be less allergenic.

A "new" tooth (dental prosthesis) made of porcelain is attached on top of the dental implant.

How to attach the dental implant

The dentist drills a hole in the jaw with a drill and screws the implant into the hole. Then a dental prosthesis is attached to the top of the dental implant.

In order for the dental implant to be integrated as well as possible with the jawbone, it has a rough surface. Eventually, the implant grows together with the jawbone.

Dental implant - treatment and procedure

We have extensive experience with dental implants and guarantee that you receive a safe and professional treatment. The first thing we do is to do a thorough examination of your health. Conditions such as illness, medication and smoking can affect the result of the treatment, therefore it must be included in the assessment.

Replacing teeth can be an extensive process, which is why we are concerned that you are informed about the different phases of the treatment.

Examination and assessment

We are investigating the possibilities of inserting a dental implant in your jaw. With the help of X-ray examinations, we get a good picture of the conditions in which the implant is intended. Together we discuss different treatment options and find the one that is right for you. If the choice lands on the implant, we set up a schedule.

Insertion of dental implant

It should not hurt to insert an implant, therefore you get a local anesthetic. Some people prefer to get sedatives as well. It is also possible to get anesthesia.

After 2-3 months, the jawbone will have grown around the dental implant so that it has attached well.

Attaching the dental crown

Once the dental implant is attached, we start the procedure by inserting the new dental crown. Usually there will be a need for up to four dental visits before the dental crown is in place. During this period, you get temporary teeth in the area being treated.

After the treatment

Most people experience minor bruises and that the gums and soft tissue swell up a bit. If you feel uncomfortable, you can treat it with regular painkillers. Most people can go to work the next day.

Benefits of dental implants

The first time after you get a dental implant, you need to be a little careful, then you can use your teeth in the same way as natural teeth. Dental implants feel completely natural and you do not have to pay attention to it other than with natural teeth.

A dental implant normally lasts a lifetime.

The cost of dental implants

The price of a dental implant varies depending on the type and not least how large an area is affected. The total can be large. Therefore, it is worth checking if you can get a refund of some of the cost.

Support when you need a dental implant

If you need a dental implant, you can get support from Helfo. It is national insurance that decides whether you are entitled to benefits and how much. You can get support, among other things, if you have

  • Dry mouth in combination with caries (hyposalivation)
  • Gum disease that leads to the teeth not being able to be treated
  • Severely reduced ability to self-care
  • Dentures or prostheses that cannot be attached
  • Tooth damage as a result of an accident
  • Work injury
  • Various other conditions that give the right to a refund

Do you have questions about dental implants?
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