A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed in the jawbone like a screw to replace the natural root. This implant works as a base structure onto which a crown, bridge or prosthesis can be placed. We mainly use basal implants – also known as immediate loading implants – which we can fit during a reasonably short procedure.
The advantages of basal implants
Basal implants are made from biocompatible titanium and are all in one piece, which significantly reduces the chance of infections after the short procedure. These revolutionary implants can be fitted in almost all cases and do not require a bone graft in cases of extreme bone atrophy.
A basal implant is always placed in two locations in the hard outer layer of the bone. That makes immediate loading possible. This means that the implant can be loaded with a crown, bridge or prosthesis almost immediately after fitting. In other words, you don’t have to endure months without teeth, as you would with the traditional technique. This is because traditional implants need a few months to grow into the jawbone. Basal implants can be loaded straight away, which makes the procedure much faster. So you will have new teeth after a single trip to Bulgaria and you will not have to return.
If you would like to have one tooth replaced, we can fit an individual implant. If all your teeth need to be replaced, our specialists can offer you a complete mouth reconstruction. We specialise in mouth reconstructions using basal implants, in which we restore the upper jaw, lower jaw or the full mouth.
The limitations of traditional implants
Conventional implants are in two parts and are placed in the spongy part of the jawbone. This is only possible when there is enough bone present. If bone atrophy has taken place – and there is therefore too little bone present – a bone graft or sinus lift is carried out. This causes an inevitable delay of a few months in the whole procedure.
Between fitting the implants and placing the crowns, bridges or dentures, a few months need to be left to allow the jawbone to get used to the implants.