Implantology

The arrival of implants revolutionised dentistry. It is possible to insert (usually) titanium screws in your jaw bone through specific processes, which we call implants.
treatments / Implantology

The specific pretreatments of these implants allow them to biologically integrate into your jawbone without your body rejecting them. These implants serve as a new basis for making new constructions such as crowns (for single tooth replacements), bridges (for multiple tooth replacements), or as a retention system for a prosthesis to provide more grip. In the early years of implantology, only long, large implants could be placed, and this was not always possible if there was not enough jaw bone. Thanks to the continuous development of new designs and surface treatments for these implants, we can now often place an implant in areas with little bone to give you the comfort you want from your teeth again.

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.

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