FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is it so much cheaper in Croatia?
A major reason for the huge price difference is because Dental Clinic Arena has its own laboratory , where we make the necessary prostheses. We do not work with a middleperson, so the treatment can be done much faster and cheaper.Also, the prices of hourly wages, personnel, property and starting a practice are much lower.The difference of price is not in the quality of the treatments or our used materials. We use high quality materials and provide a lifetime warranty on all implants.
What is an implant
An implant is a titanium artificial root, which is screwed into the jawbone. On the implants are then crowns (teeth, bridges or full fixed dentures) screwed.
What is a crown?
Ceramic crowns are prosthetic restorations that are permanently attached to the polished tooth or dental implants , aimed at the reconstruction of the lost functions and aesthetics of the tooth.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a canopy over several teeth. A bridge will be placed if there are various bad teeth next to each other or to fill the hole where is a missing teeth.
Are implants a good and safe solution?
Implants are a good and safe solution for the replacement of one or more missing or bad teeth. All procedures are performed by top specialists and surgeons, they have many years of experience in placing implants. It is a daily routine for our dentists.
Why sometimes implants and no bridges?
If one or more teeth are missing you can choose between an implant or bridge. In many cases, the adjacent teeth are in good condition, then it is the best to choose for implants.
With bridges adjacent teeth must be polished, if these teeth are in a bad condition anyway, then they will be polished and a bridge will be placed to fill up the hole of the missing tooth.
How long will implants and crowns last?
We offer a lifetime warranty on all implants.
The lifetime of crowns is up to you. Crowns have to maintain as natural teeth. With proper care of these crowns they will last 10-20 years. For example, if you are a smoker then your crowns will last less longer.
Is the placement of an implant a major intervention?
No, the placing of an implant takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
Is placing an implant painful?
No, everything is performed under local anesthesia, it does not hurt more than any other surgery at the dentist.
Can crowns immediately be placed on the implants?
No, an implant must first grow into the jawbone, this takes about 3-6 months. In this period, the implant should not be under pressure
What is an all-on-4 or all-on-6 prosthesis?
In case of all missing teeth is a full fixed prosthesis on several implants placed in the lower or upper jaw. The number of implants depends on the quality of your jawbone.
What happens in the period when the implants need to grow into the jawbone?
During this period, you get a temporary denture, you won’t be without teeth for months.
Why do I choose for an all-on-4 or 6 fixed prosthesis and not a loose dentures?
With a fixed prosthesis implants are placed and your jawbone will remain firm and will not shrink further.
With a loose prosthesis the cheeks can ‘fall in’ because the roots are missing and the jawbone is shrinking. Because of this reason the prosthesis will more and more be loose in the mouth..
With a fixed prosthesis the palate is free, this is better for flavor and feels more comfortable.
A fixed prosthesis should not always be taken in and out the mouth for cleaning, it also gives you more confidence.
What is a sinuslift?
A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed
What about the aftercare or pain afterwards? Should I return to Zagreb?
No. You go, just as before to your own dentist. It doesn’t happen often that there is pain or complaints afterwards.
After placing of an implant or crowns a good oral hygiene is VERY important. At the last visit to our clinic our dentists will check everything one more time and give a thorough explanation of good oral hygiene, with a good oral hygiene a loth can be prevented.
To preserve dental health you should make every 6 months a visit to your dentist. During this visit your dentist will also check the placed implant(s) or crown(s).
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Dental clinic ARENA
Zagreb - Kroatië
Phone: BE +32 486 470346
Phone: NL +31 647 453936
Monday - Saturday: from 08:00 until 20:00