Frequently asked questions implants

Yes, that's possible. You can call or fill in the online contact form on the website. In this way we already get an impression of your problem / wishes and we contact you to schedule an appointment with one of our implantologists. Another option is to ask your own dentist for a referral to us (this is not necessary, however).

No, at most there may be minor discomfort when the patient follows the recommendations of the implantologist.

Placing one or more implants is done under local anesthesia. The treatment is therefore (almost) painless. The procedure is less painful than having a tooth extracted. In addition, a number of prescriptions are usually used to minimize any possible after-effects.

The lifespan of course depends on the maintenance and general condition of the teeth. When this is correct, implants can last for many years.

The implant is made of titanium, which is one of the most biocompatible materials available. The quality of the jaw bone also has an influence on the success rate of the implant.

An implant can last for at least 15 to 20 years if the oral hygiene is kept optimal. I.e. so if the patient performs the recommended maintenance and goes for regular checkups.

Yes, that's possible. There may be exceptions and the position in the mouth also plays a role in this. But especially for front teeth, this is the most commonly used solution in our practice. The so-called immediate implantation means that an implant is placed immediately with a temporary crown, so that you can walk out with a beautiful tooth on the day of treatment. 

It is necessary to conduct a thorough examination in advance of the general health of the patient and the quality of the jawbone to determine whether this treatment is appropriate.

There are also a number of contraindications where the patient is not eligible for this treatment, such as: haemophilia, uncontrolled diabetes, radiotherapy of the jawbone or certain heart valve disorders. Age certainly does not have to be a risk. A large group of patients over 80 years of age has already been treated in our practice.

Smokers will have a lower chance of success of the treatment.

Implants were used successfully for the first time over 50 years ago. And since then the techniques and materials have actually only improved. Choosing the right, renowned materials is one thing; the right practitioner: a registered NVOI implantologist the second.

But more factors play a role in the ultimate success of the procedure. Your physical health, oral health, and habits like grinding and clenching play an important role in longevity. Your natural teeth need maintenance to prevent problems, as do implants and their facilities.

If you miss your entire set of teeth, you usually have dentures (also called prosthesis). Dentures are made to fit the shape of your jaws so that they fit snugly and are worn loose in the mouth. However, your jaw will shrink and the teeth may no longer fit properly. The solution can be found in a 'click denture'. These are dentures that are clicked onto two (or more) implants with push buttons or on a bar. With implants, you stop the shrinking process of your jaw and your prosthesis remains firmly attached to the implants. You can remove and clean the click teeth yourself.

In the lower jaw this is usually attached on 2 implants, in the upper jaw usually on 4 or 6 implants. Within the Dutch health care and insurance system it is possible that this treatment is reimbursed from the basic insurance.

Of course, someone may want completely solid teeth; this too is often possible and is usually made on 6-8 implants per jaw. However, this is not covered by a possible insurance reimbursement.

Yes, implant placement seldom requires diet and in most cases normal life can be resumed the day after surgery.

Implants are made of titanium and this has the property that it does not react magnetically. Examination in the hospital using MRI scans or metal detection gates at an airport will therefore not cause any problems.

If you are missing or are going to lose all teeth, there are various options to offer more than a removable prosthesis (dentures).

A number of factors play a role in this; of course, the health and condition of the remaining jawbone and gums, but also whether a claim is made for reimbursement under the insurance. Your Dutch health insurance policy offers the option of reimbursing the implant treatment if you are toothless, but only if a removable solution is made here: a so-called 'click denture'.

In the lower jaw this is usually made on 2 implants; in the upper jaw usually on 4 or 6 implants. The implantologist can tell you whether you are eligible for reimbursement. We have made agreements with various major insurers to take care of this for you.

However, a fixed solution is often also possible, but this is not reimbursed by the basic insurance.