You’ve lost a tooth or perhaps it was never there to begin with! Maybe the decay on your tooth was too deep to restore or perhaps you’re a hockey player and caught a puck…with your front tooth! It’s time we discussed dental implants!
In some situations, it is impossible to save a tooth. However, an implant can be used to ensure that surrounding teeth do not need to be prepared for a bridge.
You are a good candidate for dental implants if you:
- Are in good health
- Have healthy gums
- Have enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw
- Are committed to taking care of the implanted teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums to provide stable support for artificial 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 won’t slip or shift in your mouth, which will make you feel more comfortable and confident about eating and speaking. After receiving implants, regular follow-up visits are important.
What to expect of dental implants
After administering local anesthesia, the implant will be carefully inserted into the bone. The gums will be sewn above the implant site and you will be left to heal for about two the three months depending on the site of the implant. At the three month mark, a test will be done on the implant to ensure what’s called osseointegration or a fusing of the implant to the bone. At this stage, a small contoured healing cap will be attached to the implant to connect the implant to surface of the gums and help shape the gums and receive the final crown.
The dentist will unscrew the healing cap and screw in an impression coping, which is specifically made for your implant. An x-ray and putty impression will be taken to ensure proper fit. Photos will be taken of the teeth for the dental ceramist to create a life-like implant crown that no one will detect. The healing cap will be replaced and your next visit will be in two weeks for the final insertion of your crown.
The final visit will be just as easy as the previous one. The healing cap will be removed, a disinfecting solution will be applied to the implant to rid any bacteria, and the permanent custom abutment will be tried along with the implant crown. Dental x-rays will be taken to ensure a quality fit and that no micro-gaps are noted between the interface of the abutment and implant.
About Tandarts Jordaan
At Tandarts Jordaan, your Amsterdam dental clinic, we treat a wide variety of dental problems related to the teeth, mouth and jaw. We provide in-depth treatment planning with low radiation digital x-rays, aesthetic and cosmetic dental options, as well as specialist treatments such as root canal treatments, dental implants, crowns and bridges. If you need emergency dental treatment options you can call our office and schedule an appointment promptly.
The staff at Tandarts Jordaan consists of experienced dentists and licensed dental assistants who will make your comfort and satisfaction their number one priority. Patients are continually monitored during treatment, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns.
Award winning Amsterdam dental practice
A dentist appointment might not be your preferred appointment however we have tried to make the practice pleasant and inspiring while at the same time state-of-the-art, offering the latest dental and hygiene solutions.
Government controlled dentist prices
If you wonder if the prices at Tandarts Jordaan are higher then in other practices, you can rest assured. The Dutch dental prices are government controlled which means that your dental treatments will cost the same at each Dutch dental practice.
"I've been very satisfied going to Tandarts Jordaan for many years. Everyone working there is very knowledgeable. They are always happy to help me at any given time. The fact that they have convenient opening hours also helps, which is nice when working full time."
"I think Tandarts Jordaan is a very nice clinic. The staff are friendly and my dentist is very nice. I had my 4 wisdom teeth removed and everything went smoothly and straight forward with minor pain. I'm very happy with the result. Another good feature is that I am able to make and control my appointments on-line, very convenient. So thank you!"
“I am very happy with the service at Tandarts Jordaan. Even the bigger procedures that usually are known to be very painful are fine. They take their time to explain the procedures but work quickly. Also, being able to book an appointment online is very convenient for me."