It’s always nice when patients find and choose you from the many other dental clinics around the world. It especially intrigues us when they come from another continent to visit our dental clinic in Zagreb, Croatia.
Our patient, Alma, chose us and contacted
us to express her desire to have a “Hollywood
smile”. After consultations and discussions, we gained her trust and
started working – in agreement with her we decided to preserve all her teeth
and make an implant plan. In this case, the implant plan required a lot of work
which consisted of a bone augmentation
procedure in her upper jaw, bone split in the lower jaw, and the installation
of seven Nobel Biocare implants. The
bone augmentation in her upper jaw is required in order to have a quality
foundation once teeth were extracted followed by the placement of implants.
Strict adherence to the instructions of
dentists and surgeons is required, as the overall success of the surgery and
final results depend on it. Not only was this a complex operation for the
patient to wait a long period to see the final results but it was also
demanding for the doctors given that there is always a small factor that could
affect a negative outcome. The patient listened to all the advice and
recommendations of our team and decided to turn another new page in her life.
She told us that she had finally quit smoking. Not only does this life decision
of her impact her teeth but also her health.
procedure is followed by a period of osseointegration of the implant, which in
this case is 5 to 6 months. Then the plan and work on the prosthetic part begin
– making zircon crowns. The entire dental string of the upper and lower jaws is
made on a zircon construction. Multiple adjustments of the smallest aesthetic
details and harmonization of the bite gave the perfect smile as a final result.
now on, I will no longer be serious in pictures, I will finally be able to
laugh heartily!” – says our patient Alma. We were
able to fulfill all her wishes. For a perfect smile, some situations need to be
arranged over some time: a determined and confident patient who knows what
he/she wants, a healthy oral situation, a superior dental team with experience
and good timing. However, the biggest challenge in our business is how to gain
someone’s confidence, to convince someone that we are the dentist they need and
that with our experience, knowledge and dedicated work, we can give you the
smile of your dreams. This person has to give themselves to us completely,
trust us and wait patiently for their smile. We are glad that Alma is happy