What is an implant?
An implant looks like a titanium screw and can be seen as an artificial root, which replaces the root of a lost tooth or molar. It provides a stable support for artifical teeth. Some people who have lost bone in their jaw can still get implants but first the bone must be augmented with a bone graft. Dentures and bridges mounted to dental implants will not slip or shift in your mouth which will make you feel more confident and comfortable about eating and speaking.
How is the treatment executed?
The treatment consists of several steps. First we do an extensive dental examination, make an assessment of your health and discuss a possible treatment plan. During the next phase the implants will be put in place. In most cases, after the implant has settled, a second procedure will follow to bring the implant ‘above the gum’. In the last phase the construction, for example a bridge, will be made. After receiving implants regular follow-up visits are important.
When a complete prothesis is no longer able to stay in place and can’t be adjusted to fit, a ‘click-on’ prothesis might be the answer. The costs for such a prothesis are largely eligible for coverage after approval by your insurance company.
The cost of implant treatment are covered by the basic insurance policy in the event of serious developmental disorder or growth disorder. If a complete prothesis does not function or functions very poor, implants and a new prothesis will als be covered by the basic insurance policy. If you have additional dental insurance, implants are often covered by the insurers. We advise you to contact your health insurer to see if they will cover the costs.
The costs of a construction based on implants can strongly vary. Among other things it depends on the dental technician costs, the implantsystem, and method. The extensiveness of the treatment also has an influence. A large bridge with additional bone reconstruction will be much more expensive than a single crown on an implant without bone reconstruction. In general a crown on an implant, without additional procedures, will cost between 1600 and 2200 euro. An appointment with one of our implant experts can give a more specified answer.
A bridge prothesis on two implants will cost somewhere between 3000 and 4000 euro, but will largely be covered by your insurance policy. The dentist can provide a suggestion for the coverage with your insurance company. Your own dentist or dental technician can refer you to one of our implant experts.