Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants in Bulgaria: For Maximum Information and Opinion Building by Patients
Regarding the placement of dental implants, it is important that each patient be informed as much as possible. Therefore, below you will find the most frequently asked questions by our patients.
1. Which patient is suitable for treatment with dental implants?
Any patient with one or more missing teeth is suitable for treatment with dental implants. Whether he suffers from osteoporosis, diabetes or is a smoker.
If the patient maintains healthy blood sugar levels and diabetes is controlled, there is no risk of inflammatory processes around the dental implants.
2. What are the success factors for dental implantation?
It is necessary to follow all the basic rules of implantation:
- by the implants and the manufacturer: the dental implant must be made of biological titanium and certified by world-famous companies;
- on the part of the surgeon-implantologist: to have experience, dexterity and knowledge of anatomical and physiological features in the maxillofacial area, to work strictly, sterilely, in a well-equipped clinic;
- on the part of the patient: to be prepared in advance and to comply with all instructions from the doctor, to make regular check-ups and to observe strict oral hygiene.
3. What is the main difference between classical (conventional) implants and basal implants?
The main difference is that conventional implants are placed in the spongy bone (soft bone) and wait a period of about 6 months for final ossification and subsequent loading, while basal implants are anchored directly in the cortical bone (hard) and no time for bone adaptation is required. of the bone implant and therefore they can be immediately loaded with structures.
4. Is the placement of dental implants painful and what anesthesia will be placed on me?
It is important for us that the patient is calm. After local anesthesia, the procedure itself is completely painless (the sensations are less compared to tooth extraction due to lack of work in the inflammatory tissues).
Occasionally, when using certain techniques to place dental implants in hard-to-reach places, swelling and mild pain at the site of the intervention are possible postoperatively, but these are normal reactions of the body.
5. I do not have enough bone height to place the dental implant, other doctors explained to me that it is necessary to place a bone substitute. Can I avoid this procedure?
Yes, if basal implants are placed deep in the hard bone. This will save you a lot of time and money. If bone replacement is required for conventional implants, especially in the floor area of the maxillary sinus, this is unavoidable.
6. Is treatment with basal implants expensive and what is the guarantee for implantation and crowns?
The cost of this treatment is many times cheaper because no bone replacement materials, sinus lifting, etc. are used. It is based on the number of implants and the structures above them. You save not only money, but also time and headaches from going to different specialists.
The warranty for the dental implants from the manufacturer is for life. For additional and detailed information, please refer to the "Prices and Warranty" section.
7. Will my bone contract after a certain time and do I have to change this bridge again?
Bone shrinkage (atrophy) is a normal physiological-anatomical process that develops at different rates throughout life. The initial contraction of the bone is greater after tooth extraction. We compensate it by making temporary constructions. This contraction lasts 6-12 months, after which the bone atrophy of the soft tissues continues, but at a significantly slower rate for up to 5 years (average 0.5 mm per year).
8. I suffer from night gnashing of teeth (bruxism). Will this prevent me from implanting?
Yes, it will interfere, because bruxism is an involuntary squeezing of teeth or dental implants and can lead to destabilization of the implants or abrasion of the tooth surfaces. It also causes pain in the joints and masticatory muscles. Therefore, it is very important in such patients to undergo additional treatment with muscle relaxants and to wear a special individual splint for bruxism.
9. What special care should I take for dental implants?
On the day of the final cementation of the structures, as well as during each inspection, we give instructions for care and hygiene through additional oral hygiene products, as well as nutrition in the first 7 days.
10. How often should I come to the clinic after a dental implant?
Follow-up examinations are an important and mandatory part of implant treatment. Initially, we schedule more frequent visits (every 1 month), then every 6 months.
11. I live and work abroad. Can I take advantage of this treatment at your clinic?
It is possible, but it is necessary to spend a week in which the dental implants and structures will be placed. All future visits to Bulgaria are determined together with you (at least once a year).
Dental implants are a modern and innovative solution for replacing missing teeth.
If you have additional questions, you can ask them through the contact form or on the phones of the clinic - on the site, section "Contacts".