Dental Implants

Implantology

B.DENT - Dental Implant Clinic in Zagreb, Croatia - Dentist

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a replacement for a missing tooth, or more in specific a dental root which is embedded in the bone. In most cases, it is necessary to remove the tooth where the implant needs to be fitted. This may be because the tooth is either cracked or impossible to fix. It is quite often the best solution to do both during the same procedure so that the implant may begin to properly grow on the bone.

Dental implant is a titanium screw which functions as a replacement for the root of a missing natural tooth and it is the best solution for replacing missing teeth. Thanks to dental implants, dentists can create a healthy and aesthetically perfect smile in an innovative way. They are used as a replacement for the missing teeth and are a great alternative to dental bridges and dental prostheses.

At B.DENT we only work with premiuim Nobel Biocare implants and Nobel Clinician software which, along with the CT scan, helps to make a detailed therapy plan.

Some of the advantages of dental implants are:
Maintaining aesthetic and functional features of natural teeth
Preventing additional dental bone loss
Ensuring firmness of dentures by eliminating problems connected to conventional dentures

The reconstruction with dental implants begins with placement of titanium screws topped with the dental crown, bridge or prosthesis. The screw is surgically placed into the jaw where it replaces the natural root of a tooth. In a couple of months, the implant integrates with the bone (osseointegration) and enables the patient to bite and chew just like using healthy, natural teeth.

Dental implants are recommended to patients who:
Need a replacement for missing teeth
Need a supporting structure for a dental bridge which replaces more than one tooth
Need a supporting structure for removable full dentures or partial dentures

At B.DENT we use the PRF method which ensures a quicker and less painful recovery. The PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) process is a process of filtering fibrin, a protein rich with thrombocytes and parts of other growth proteins, from the patient’s blood. This method of revitalization is used for quicker and better healing of bones and soft tissue, and it enables quicker bone growth and healing.

What needs to be done: X-ray, check-up (in-person), CBCT, dental implants

We provide you with a quality dental plan after your first check-up so that you are informed of any additional dental work which would have to be done (30 minutes per implant). Feel free to ask us about any details you would like to be better informed about and get your free dental plan here!

Special offer:

Free X-ray
Free antibiotics and painkillers

Q&A:

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

You are a candidate for dental implants if you need to substitute one or more missing teeth, if you need supporting structures for a dental bridge to replace more teeth or you need supporting structure for removable full or partial dentures.

What is dental implant surgery like?

Dental implant surgery includes the following phases:
1st phase – diagnostics
After the consultations, on the basis of X-rays of both jaws and examination, we perform diagnostics and set the optimal dental implant therapy.
2nd phase – dental implant surgery
In the surgical phase, we place the implants in the bone under local anaesthesia. The procedure is completely painless. Osseointegration takes 4 – 6 months. If the dental implant is stable, during the healing phase you can wear a temporary denture or a screw-retained tooth coated with soft materials for a comfortable wear.
3rd phase – placement of replacement teeth
After the implants and bone completely integrate, the replacement teeth made in a laboratory are placed on each implant.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Dental implant surgery can make you feel mild discomfort just like any other type of surgery. Thanks to local anaesthesia and sedation, we relieve the intensity of discomfort. If you feel any discomfort later, we will prescribe suitable medication. Most patients report feeling a lot less uncomfortable than expected.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

Today’s leading implantation technique for an alternative implant placement enables getting implants in only one visit, thanks to surgical templates. This new method simplifies the procedure, while its main advantage is minimal manipulation of soft tissue. This shortens the recovery time and eases the discomfort usually connected to traditional dental implant surgery techniques.
Conventional dental implant treatment can last up to 3 to 6 months. We firstly place the implant which integrates with the bone, and during the integration, we make a temporary prosthesis, which you wear until the final work is done.
Duration of dental implant treatment depends on several factors:
Your dental health
The number of teeth included in the procedure
The number of teeth that need replacement
These factors determine the total number of visits to the dentist during the treatment.

How long does the recovery take?

Dental implant surgery is usually followed by a light swelling or bruises on gums and soft tissue. It is a completely normal occurrence. You will be able to perform everyday activities already the next day. We recommend painkillers for relieving pain.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

You should take care of your new teeth as well as have regular check-ups just like you would do with your natural teeth. Beside brushing and flossing, we recommend teeth cleaning and polishing at least once every six months and check-ups according to the dentist’s advice.

How are dental implants different from natural teeth?

When used together with modern restorative dentistry, the look, comfort and function of dental implants exceed patients’ expectations. They are often very hard to tell apart from natural teeth, and that says a lot about their aesthetic features. As far as their functionality is concerned, dental implants enable patients to chew and taste food just like they would having natural teeth after a short adjustment period.

Is there an age limit to dental implant surgery?

There is no age limit to dental implant surgery. The key factor in determining if a patient is a suitable candidate is the patient’s general health, not age. If a patient is healthy enough to have a tooth removed, then the patient is healthy enough for a dental implant surgery. We will determine if you are a suitable candidate after a careful evaluation of your oral and general health history.

What’s the price of dental implants?

The price of dental implants depends on several factors:
The number of teeth being replaced
The number of dental implants needed to support replacement teeth
The number and type of additional procedures prior to dental implant surgery A thorough examination is needed for an accurate cost estimate. After the examination, we will suggest a solution best for you.

Are dental implants better than dental bridges and dentures?

Dental implants are an alternative to dentures which are the most common way to restore a patient’s teeth in case they have none. Even though removable dentures are the most affordable solution, they can feel uncomfortable and cause inconvenience.
Dental implants have a number of advantages over dental bridges and dentures including:
Better looks – When you lose an entire tooth (the crown and the root), jaw contraction can make your look older than you really are. Dental implants, unlike traditional dentures and dental bridges, stop that process.
Preservation of healthy teeth – When placing a dental bridge, it is necessary to file the anchoring adjacent teeth. Dental implants do not require filing of healthy teeth.
Durability – Dental implants are stable and comfortable. After their placement, no adjustment is needed, and they can last a lifetime.
Natural aesthetics and functionality of replacement tooth – Implants enable you to eat and drink whatever you want since the replacement teeth have the same functionalities of natural teeth. Besides, dental implants enhance the aesthetics of the replacement tooth and the look of the whole face, which directly influences your self-confidence.
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