Dental implants

Implantology is the area of dentistry responsible for the installation of dental implants in the jaw. Dental implants are made of titanium and a built-in bone to mimic the root of the tooth that has been lost. In addition to a beautiful smile, implants help guarantee the quality of processing food in the mouth, which therefore leads to a healthier life. Implants are he best replacement for missing teeth.

The installation procedure is short, and dental implantation should be done with in two or so appointments. For the first part of the procedure, the oral surgeon will review your case and take X-rays to determine the best position of the implant. During the surgery of the dental implant, the oral surgeon will make a cut to open your gum and expose the bone. Holes are then drilled into the bone where the dental implant metal post will be placed. Your following appointment will be scheduled after 2-6 months, depending on the time it takes for the implant to coalesce with the bone (osseointegration). When osseointegration is complete, you may need additional surgery to place the abutment — the piece where the crown will eventually get attached to. After the abutment is placed, your gums must heal for one or two weeks before the artificial tooth can be attached.

The procedure of implant placement is carried out under local anesthesia and is completely painless. The implants are made of biologically neutral material, and therefore adhere without complications with normal bone mass. The implants used in Croatian dental clinics are the same quality as in other clinics in Europe, as all implants are made using the highest quality titanium, and procured from the world renowned companies, such as Straumann, Astra tech, Nobel biocare.

The success of performing dental implantation procedures in Croatia is extremely high and is estimated to be somewhat above the world average. Most clinics will give a life-time guarantee for the dental implants. So, for a reasonable price you will be able to get a reason to show off your new smile: a pain-free procedure, performed by experienced experts, using high-end implants to bring back the lost tooth!

Frequently asked questions

Implants are screws that serve as an artificial substitute for a lost tooth root and are installed in the upper or lower jaw. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.

Croatian clinics mostly install implants produced by renowned Swedish producer Astra Tech or Swiss producers Straumann and Nobel biocare; all of them have a lifetime guarantee.

The market offers a wide variety of implants from different manufacturers, but unfortunately, not all are as good and reliable. The highest quality materials by trusted manufacturers that guarantee a long-term solution will cost a bit more initially, but is much less likely to cause problems in the future, which might end up costing you even more (both in terms of money and time).

Dental implants are usually done in two procedures. At the first visit, you will have a fitting, have 2-D and 3-D X-ray images taken, and after a detailed analysis of the case the implant will be placed by an oral surgeon. After the implant surgery is completed, the patient is given detailed instructions on further behavior and will schedule a check up appointment. After osseointegration, or the coalescence of the implant with bone (which usually takes 2-6 months), there will be a review to see if you may need additional surgery to place the abutment — the piece where the crown will eventually attach.