An implant is an artificial root made of titanium or zirconium that is inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing or lost natural root. A dental crown is then placed on top of this implant.

An implantis an artificial root made of titanium or zirconium that is inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing or lost natural root. A dental crown is then placed on top of this implant.
Implants allow for the replacement of one or more missing teeth and also allow for the attachment of a removable denture for greater comfort and stability.

The absence of a tooth upsets the chewing function.
Thus, a dental implant contributes to occlusal and aesthetic balance and offers the possibility of regaining a better quality of life.

How Is The Placement Of A Dental Implant Performed ?

Placing a dental implant is a procedure that is performed under local anaesthesia.
The latest methods in this field have shown that with the help of guided dental implantat surgery, an implant can be placed without opening the gums, thus minimising post-operative complications.
Sometimes a slight swelling can be noticed after the operation, but this remains acceptable and above all painless.
The patient can resume normal activities the next day, although physical exertion should be avoided.

In addition, special precautions must be taken:
It is advisable not to smoke for at least 48 hours so that the surgical site can heal without complications.

In general, it would also be a good opportunity to give up smoking completely.
During the healing period, no chewing should be done in the surgical area. A painkiller after the surgical procedure is sufficient to make you more comfortable.

A painkiller after the surgical procedure is sufficient to make you more comfortable.
The pre-implant visit is essential for the smooth running of the operation.
Tooth placement on implant can be immediate or delayed.
Your dentist will place a crown, bridge or prosthesis as needed.
The best solution for each case will be discuss with you beforehand.

For whom is an implant suitable ?

Thanks to constant research in implantology, it is now possible to place one or more implants in one session.
If the jawbone is resorbed due to a missing tooth, the dentist will perform bone augmentation through bone grafting before placing the dental implant.
In many cases, the jaw can be reconstructed with the patient’s own body material taken from another site.

The diagnosis is the guarantee for success

Every implantation is preceded by a comprehensive examination.
This is the only way to guarantee accurate and lasting results.
One of the latest diagnostic procedures in our dental practice is the DVT (digital volume tomography), which produces a digital three-dimensional X-ray image of the jaw.

During an initial consultation, your dentist will take a medical history and assess the clinical situation in the mouth.An optical impression is taken and a DVT X-ray is ordered to assess the situation of the bone volume and the adjacent anatomical elements. The operation and the treatment plan are carried out using CODIAGNOSTIX® 3Dimplant planning software, which allows the realisation and design of personalised and highly precise surgical guides (Guided dental implant surgery). The optical impression is processed on the computer and transmitted to our partner laboratory for the realisation of the prosthesis. The prosthesis is made in France (LCA laboratory) or in Italy (RONDONI laboratory).

With the help of these detailed diagnostics, the entire operation can be planned and the exact position of the implants can be determined in advance.
In this way, even the finest bone structures can be identified and even the most complicated cases can be treated.
DVT X-rayensures a high level of safety and precision not only during implantation but also during other surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction, sinus elevation or root resection.

How long does an implant last ?

With dental care, supported by flossing or interdental brushes, dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you attend regular check-ups with your dentist after the operation, you will also be doing your part to ensure that the implant heals without problems.

Patient questions about implants


How much does a dental implant cost?

Les facteurs qui interviennent dans le prix vont varier en fonction de vos préférences.

How long does it take to place an implant?

A practitioner experienced in dental implantation techniques will quickly and easily place your dental implant.
Your jaw will not be attacked and the postoperative consequences will be the best.
The longer the intervention, the more difficult the consequences will be.
Placement of a simple implant should not take more than 45 minutes to be comfortable.

At which place will the implant be placed?

A comfortable, luxurious and hygienic treatment room should provide you with the highest level of comfort.
As with any intervention, surrounding yourself with competent people plays an essential role.
The operating assistant is specially trained to assist the practising surgeon and to operate under optimal conditions.
The entire team is trained to implement a smooth procedure and keep your comfort in mind throughout the session.

What about the quality of the implants?

The good quality of a dental implant will give you long-term security for your health. We use French or Swiss procedures and products.

Duration of implant treatment ?

Anything between 14 days and 6 months is possible – depending on the patient and the surgical difficulties.

Do I have teeth during the implant healing phase ?

If the implants are not provided with teeth immediately (immediate restoration), there are long-term temporaries for the waiting period.
Either fixed or in the form of a prosthesis.

Does the implantation hurt ?

No. After the anaesthetic injection you will only feel a vibration and a slight feeling of pressure.
Pain is very rare!

Post-operative advice