FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
I have a toothache, can I come over right away?
Yes, you can with acute symptoms, but we kindly ask you to telephone first. However, you should expect a waiting period.
How long does a professional teeth cleaning take? What does it cost and what do I get for it?
The so-called oral hygiene procedure takes about 30-60 minutes. A professional dental cleaning includes cleaning of plaque, tartar and stains, and also advice to improve your home care. This treatment costs 70 €.
Which toothbrush is the best?
Our recommendation: a good tooth brush is soft-medium hard with a short head and rounded bristles and dental floss is also needed to meet the basic requirements for home care.
Was muss ich mit dem Kostenvoranschlag machen?
Vor der Zahnarzt-Behandlung erhalten Sie nach umfassender Aufklärung einen schriftlichen Heil- und Kostenplan von uns. Falls Sie in Deutschland versichert sind, können Sie diesen Heil- und Kostenplan bei Ihrer Krankenkasse genehmigen lassen. In Österreich zahlen die Krankenkassen nur einen geringen Anteil am Zahnersatz, trotzdem fragen Sie bei Ihrer Krankenkasse nach, wie viel von der Gesamtsumme zurückerstattet wird.
What are your opening times?
Basically we are open from Monday to Friday from 10-16 o'clock but we are flexible. An appointment on Saturday or later in the afternoon is possible by prior arrangement!
How fast can I get an appointment with you?
Usually within 1-2 weeks we can offer a suitable date.
Will I receive an English treatment plan after the personal consultation?
Yes, of course.
Is there a warranty on the treatments?
Of course. On crowns e.g. you got 3-year-warranty.
Can I pay in euros?
No problem, we do accept euros.
How and why is bone lost when teeth are lost?
The jaw bone needs stimulation to maintain its shape and density. When a tooth is lost, there is no stimulation of the tooth root and bone resorption is accelerated. There is a 25-percent reduction in bone density during the first year after tooth loss and a decrease in bone height over the next few years.
How do dental implants support the jaw bone?
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone like natural tooth roots and offer reliable protection against bone loss. The bone needs stimulation to stay healthy. Dental implants fuse to the bone preventing further bone loss.
How and by whom is the dental implant placed?
Dental implants are placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons or dentists with advanced training in implant surgery . Using a previously made x-ray, the bone is measured and the length and diameter of the implant is defined, as well as the ideal implant position. After these preparatory steps, the treatment is usually performed under local anaesthesia. The surgeon first uncovers the jawbone at the appropriate region and then he drills a hole into which the implant is inserted. In most cases, the mucosa above it is sutured. The stitches are removed one week later and healing period of 3 months begins.
How do implant tooth replacements differ from teeth?
Own teeth and dental implants can look the same, but the implants need a thorough oral hygiene at home. An annual check-up and oral hygiene treatment at your dentist are certainly needed.
When is a dental crown necessary?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- to protect a weak tooth from breaking
- to restore an already broken tooth
- to cover a tooth, with a large filling, when there is not enough tooth available
- to make a bridge
- to cover a severely discolored tooth
- to cover a dental implant