Today the survival rate of implants is between 95% and 99%, but we know that this can decrease in the following cases:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Smoking causes reduced blood flow, which leads to less integration
- Periodontal disease, which causes inflammation of the jaw bone and also affects any implants
- Immunity problems that might lead to impaired healing
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Advanced treatments with bisphosphonates that reduce blood flow to the jawbone
Implants are certainly not a magical cure, and preserving your own teeth is still our number one priority. The arrival of implants has only ensured that your quality of life does not have to decline even after losing your teeth by maintaining a good chewing ability and restoring aesthetics. At MOND practices, implants are placed by recognised and experienced implantologists who have undergone a lot of training and work under the most optimal and hygienic conditions. Before each treatment, your teeth are screened, and the options and budget are discussed.
However, the Belgian health insurance providers consider these as "luxury" treatments, and they do not cover the costs for them. Additional dental insurance can cover these costs, although one needs to weigh the necessity against the waiting time of your insurance. Only patients older than 70 years will be reimbursed for two implants and snap-on dentures for the bottom jaw if conventional removable dentures no longer provide sufficient stability and retention.