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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the most modern and natural replacement for a lost tooth. Small "screws" are implanted in the bone in place of a natural tooth. After the tooth has been extracted, the implant serves as a substitute for the root of the natural tooth. Dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that does not cause allergies (also used for other prostheses in the human body).

Who needs dental implants?

  • Candidates are all adult patients with enough bone who are missing one or several teeth
  • Patients who do not want to grind their teeth for a dental bridge

Dental implants are a replacement for one or several missing teeth. In addition to restoring the aesthetics of the smile, dental implants allow normal chewing and enjoying the food as before.

Our clinic is recommended by Nobel Biocare and Straumann, renowned manufacturers of dental implants with a lifetime warranty. Our team of specialists in implantology includes dr. Petar Bago and dr. Andrej Božić, who gained their rich experience in impantology as Opinion Leaders for the mentioned manufacturers.


Frequently asked questions

Do dental implants have a lifetime warranty?

Dental implants have a lifetime warranty.

The guarantee will be reduced or invalidated: if the patient neglects oral hygiene if the dentist’s instructions were not followed if the patient undergoes treatment on the dental or laboratory work provided by us at another clinic if the gum or bone tissue is naturally reducing in case of accidental damage in case of a general illness that has a negative effect on the dental condition

Why do we place Nobel and Straumann implants?

In the early 60s, the Nobel Biocare and Straumann companies were the only ones to offer the option of tooth replacement with an implant. Over time, the implant that replaces the root of the tooth is brought to a perfect shape, providing support for crowns, bridges and dental prostheses. Due to many years of experience and numerous clinical studies, Nobel Biocare and Straumann implants are the highest-quality choice on the market with a lifetime guarantee.

What are the advantages of implants compared to other solutions?

Implants represent the very pinnacle of dental medicine, ensuring an optimal quality of life and a bright smile. During the procedure, it is not necessary to grind healthy neighboring teeth, and unlike other prosthetic solutions, the height of the bone and gums remains preserved. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, fixed prosthesis can be made either in the form of a bridge or an implant-supported prosthesis. Also, there is no more risk of dental prostheses falling out and potentially embarrassing situations. You will be able to speak and eat without any difficulty, and after a short adjustment period, you will no longer notice the difference between your natural teeth and the implants.

How successful are dental implants?

The success rate of the premium dental implant system is 98%. With proper hygiene, regular check-ups and professional cleaning, they should last forever.

What is important to know about the lifespan of dental implants?

If the bone is healthy, nothing will happen to the implant, however, the crown will most likely have to be replaced after twenty years. Replacing the crown on the implant requires certain keys and replacement of the superstructure of the correct dimensions. Before deciding on implant placement, it is important to take into account the possibilities of finding implant components in the future. If you choose leading implants such as Nobel Biocare and Straumann, you will receive maintenance instructions, as well as a lifetime warranty on placement work.

Why is bone grafting sometimes necessary for implant placement?

Bone augmentation or bone grafting is a surgical procedure performed on patients with a lack of natural bone. These cases are possible due to trauma, advanced periodontitis or, for example, when, due to inflammation or other reasons, a large part of the affected bone tissue must be removed after tooth extraction. In case of insufficient bone volume, the bone is replaced with artificial bone to secure the implant. Artificial bone almost completely replaces natural bone, and the healing process takes about six months.

What is immediate implant loading and why is it done?

The placement of dental implants is divided into two phases: the first phase is placing the implant, and the second phase is placing the prosthetic parts. Immediate loading of the implant is the procedure of placing the prosthetic parts within two days (48 hours) of the implant placement. The dentist decides on the immediate loading of the implant after analyzing the bone quality and overall diagnostics.

Since immediately after installation the implant is not yet stable enough in the bone, it is necessary to wait for it to integrate with the bone. In some cases, it is possible to immediately load the implant with a temporary crown or other temporary solution if the implant is stable enough (such as, for example, with the All-on-4 procedure).

What are the risks of choosing implants from an unknown manufacturer and non-original parts?

A cheap implant system usually means long-term uncertainty. The major risks of choosing an unknown manufacturer are:

  • Lack of long-term clinical trials
  • A combination of copies with original parts
  • Due to parts that do not stay firmly in place, the micropores created due to insufficient connection can allow bacteria to enter, which can result in bone or gum infection.
  • Original parts combined with copies result in the loss of the warranty and a complete disclaimer of responsibility of the original parts manufacturer
  • Higher risk of breakage of non-original parts
  • Limited selection of implants and prosthetic parts and other options
  • Uncertain long-term presence on the market, resulting in the impossibility of later repairs
  • Statistical indicators of the number of cheap implants that appeared and disappeared from the market in the last five years

Because of all of the above, at Dentum we offer a choice between the leading implant systems of the Straumann and Nobel Biocare.

Why is the implant passport important?

In the case of implants, price often communicates quality. There are several types and manufacturers of implants on the market, and the safest and cheapest choice in the long run is the selection of renowned, premium implants with a long tradition and available all over the world. These include Nobel Biocare and Straumann implants, and every dentist who works with their original implants will give you an implant passport (implant warranty) after placing the implant.

Although at first they seem more expensive than some other implants, premium implants are ultimately a worthwhile investment because you can be sure that you have implants that have undergone a lot of clinical testing and research to guarantee their quality. The implant passport is a guarantee that you have implants with a lifetime guarantee, and contains the following information: the position of the implant, the date of the implant placement and the serial number of the implant.

How to maintain dental implants?

Just as proper oral hygiene is essential for natural teeth, it is also necessary to take care of the implants. The most important tips for dental implant maintenance are:

  • use fluoride-rich toothpastes
  • brush your teeth after every meal
  • use a high-quality (soft) brush or an interdental brush
  • avoid sugar, especially drinks that contain a lot of sugar
  • use mouthwash
  • change the brush regularly (every 3 months)
  • floss to remove food stuck between your teeth
implantanti-quotes-Petar Bago

“Dental implants are the most modern and natural replacement for a lost tooth. After the tooth has been extracted, the implant serves as a substitute for the root of the natural tooth. A small "screw" is implanted in the bone in place of a natural tooth. Dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is well accepted by the body."

dr. Petar Bago

What are dental implants?

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