Frequently asked questions

/Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions 2017-08-07T15:28:27+00:00
In case of a true dental emergency, please call our office at 011 263 44 55. We will direct you to an emergency line that will help you resolve the emergency.
Our entire practice team is well trained in sterilization techniques designed to ensure patient safety. This goes beyond wearing gloves and facemasks to prevent passing germs, and includes a specialized hospital grade sterilization centre that utilizes instrument processing technology to make sure every single instrument used on our patients is fully sterilized. Our equipment is monitored daily utilizing industry standard spore testing that ensures every sterilization load is properly processed.
We understand many people have qualms about coming to the dentist. So, we strive to create a relaxing atmosphere.
With proper care and routine dental check-ups they should last long time. No one can give guarantees because the health of a person is dependent upon many factors which are out of the control of one’s dentist, e.g., proper nutritional needs being met, proper hygiene, genetics, disease processes which might occur. So, the answer to this question really is that no one knows how long each individual implant will last. One’s success can be influenced by the way you live and the quality of practitioner that you have chosen to do your implants. These things can tip the scales in your favor.
Presume that dental implants are natural teeth and treat them that way. Return for regular check-ups. Brush and floss. Realize also, that caring for the gums is the best way to care for one’s teeth. More teeth are lost as a result of gum disease than any other single cause.
Implant placement usually does not result in much post-operative discomfort -usually the patient takes an analgetic for about 1-3 days. Anesthesia during the surgery will make the placement procedure pain-free. We are conservative with anesthetic agents and our philosophy is to utilize the least amount of medication for the patient to comfortably tolerate the procedures. Depending on the complexity and number of implants being placed, the procedure can take between 30 minutes to 2-4 hours.
Up untill recently implants have been very expencive investment and a large number of patients gave up from implantation because of the high cost. Prices we are offering nowadays are much lower, primarily because of the high number of placed implants along with preserved quality and longevity of implants. Placement of the implants in the region of front teeth varys from 400 to 600 EUR per implan, while the prices in posterior region are from 350 to 550 EUR per implant, depending on clinical situation and eventual necessary chirurgical interventions prior to the placement of an implant.
Depending on the clinical situation the implant can be placed so that it supports the bridge, thus replacing up to two teeth. Diagnostic procedures are to be made prior the therapy in order to acquire the best possible tretment for You.
It is possible to place 4 to 6 implants in a toothles jaw, so that they act as anchors, thuds providing maximal stability of the prosthesis.
Whitening of teeth is done in two ways. Firstly, there is whitening done by a dentist in the dental office and it lasts for approximately 45 minutes. There is a possibility of a “house” whitening which means that You can do it in Your home. It is done by using individual dental trays which are to be worn at night or several hours during the day. Both procedures are very safe.
There is, and it is a very simple solution. Bruxism, or teeth grinding damages teeth and can make irreversible damage to mandibular joint. In order to stop that reflex, we will make You an individual splint or “night guard” which is worn during sleep. It is very confortable and effective way of protecting yourself from teeth grinding.