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What are dental implants?
Dental implants are used as a proven method of replacing a tooth, which is often referred to casually as a “pin”. The advantage of dental implants is the possibility of making solid dental replacements without the need to grind and numb the patient‘s teeth. The dental implant itself (representing a kind of artificial root) has a shape of a screw with an external and internal thread and is made of titanium and zirconium with a special surface finish.
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Straumann® BLX: strong teeth on 4 implants within 48 hours
Within 48 hours after implantation, we will hand over a temporary (resin) bridge to you, which we will exchange in 3 months for an all-ceramic bridge fixed on 4 implants in the range of 10 to 12 teeth.
Why dental implants at Smart Dental Clinic?
The advantage of our workplaces in Poprad and Bratislava is that both brothers, Marián and Ján Tulenko, have been specializing in dental surgery and implantology for years. They perform more complex procedures – involving bone replenishment – jointly. That means two pairs of hands deal with and two pairs of eyes watch over you.
When planning the treatment, we use the latest 3D diagnostics. We can address the loss of a single tooth, multiple teeth or even complete loss of teeth. We are confident about our results; therefore, we provide a 5-year guarantee for dental implants as one of the few in Slovakia.
What are the best dental implants?
For maximum aesthetic and functional effect, we use top dental implants from the Swiss company Straumann. The quality of their products is based on decades of experience, continuous research and development, but mainly long-term clinical studies. The Neo Biotech Implantation System is a quality solution for those clients who are looking for a good value for money.
What is the procedure for making a crown carried by a dental implant?
The procedure is divided into four phases: consultation, implant insertion, healing and crown making.
We fully respect your right to information; therefore the insertion of dental implants is preceded by a thorough consultation and initial examination, which includes X-ray and 3D diagnostics.
We will try to describe the current state, together we will evaluate possible alternatives and solutions, the course of the procedure, the time schedule and the price of the procedure. We will be happy to reply to all your questions. Following the final agreement, an appointment for dental implants insertion is made.
The quality and volume of the bone into which the dental implant is inserted is always evaluated before this procedure. Under favorable conditions and with sufficient bone, the procedure is relatively quick, absolutely painless, and the insertion of the dental implant itself takes no more than 30 minutes (with one implant).
In the case of a lack of bone, it is necessary to supplement the bone (augmentation with substitute bone material), which is often possible during the insertion of the implant itself. We understand that the so-called the introduction of a dental implant arouses respect and even fear in most clients, therefore it is crucial for us that the procedure is painless and thus performed under local anesthesia in the most pleasant and peaceful atmosphere possible.
Healing usually takes from 2 to 3 months depending on the type of dental implant. During the healing period, so-called osseointegration occurs, when the surface of the implant is populated by its own bone cells and the implant literally fuses with the bone.
This is a period of approximately 2-3 months (if the bone is replenished, this period can be extended), after which a prosthetic superstructure with a crown or a bridge can be placed on the implant. In an ideal case (sufficient bone, non-smoking client and without any general illness), the probability of not attaching the implant is a maximum of 2%, which is confirmed by clinical studies. Allergy or other intolerance to titanium has not been reported at this time. In the event that the implant does not primarily “get stuck”, it is possible to easily remove such an implant and insert a new one in its place with a high percentage of successful healing.
The implant is covered with a healing roller (passes through the gum and shapes it) or a provisional crown.
After successful healing, an impression of the implant position is made. A big advantage is that we have our own dental laboratory and a skilled dental technician, Tibor, who is present, if necessary, during the individual stages of making a crown on a dental implant. Within 7 days, the crown is made, or bridge on implants.
Crown or the bridge is screwed directly onto the implant (if necessary, the prosthetic work can be taken down at any time and possibly adjusted). After the prosthetic restoration has been successfully made and handed over, it is necessary to maintain good oral hygiene and go for regular check-ups. In the case of neglected hygiene, there is a higher risk of the implant not being attached or its healing despite the initial good healing.
Dental implants and their price?
The price of inserting a dental implant depends on the individual patient, transparency is our first priority.
Mock price list:
Non-binding consultation: free of charge
CT examination: between €25 and €100
Implant type (select one):
Straumann SLA Active: €820
Straumann SLA: €720
Neo Biotech: €550
Healing roller: €60
All-ceramic crown on the implant: €580