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Dental implant procedure in Apolonija

At the Apolonija Dental Clinic, the procedure of dental implant placement was developed according to the protocols of leading European and world implant societies. Therefore, we can guarantee our patients maximum implantation success.

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Our experience and quality

At the Apolonija Dental Clinic we have been placing dental implants for 20 years. We were among the first in Croatia to start practicing modern implantology. With a long tradition and extensive experience, we also have the most modern diagnostic and implant equipment.

3D CBCT diagnostics

Our clinic was the first in Croatia to introduce precision 3D CBCT diagnostics, and the director of our clinic, prof. Tomislav Lauc, Ph.D., is the leading Croatian expert in its application and interpretation.

Stomatološka poliklinika Apolonija, Zagreb centar: 3D CBCT snimak koji prikazuje stanje kosti i okolnih tkiva.
3D CBCT diagnostic image

The application of accurate 3D CBCT diagnostics has greatly increased the success of procedures and treatments in all branches of medicine, including the implantation of dental implants in dental medicine.

Navident: the highest precision of implantation

We were the first in Croatia to introduce precise computer-guided implantation using the Navident system. This system virtually eliminates the possibility of error and makes implantation less invasive.

In addition to more precise implant placement, Navident allows for less trauma for the patient and faster recovery.

The implantation protocol in Apolonija is an example of modern dental implant placement.

We offer you a combination of experience, expertise, implant quality and top diagnostic and implant equipment.

Have trust in us and contact us in case you need advice or send us a question related to implant placement.

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PRGF protocol

The PRGF protocol is a technology of separation and isolation growth factors and binders from the patient’s blood.

The resulting blood derivative, PRGF ( Plasma Rich in Growth Factors) abounds with its own growth factors , reduces inflammatory reactions, favours the formation of new bone and soft tissues and significantly shortens the time required for osseointegration.

Stomatološka poliklinika Apolonija, Zagreb centar: krvni derivat u ampulama, PRGF.
PRGF blood derivative in ampoules

Warranty on implant fusion

The price of our implant packages also includes a warranty on implant fusion (osseointegration). Therefore, our patients do not have to worry about additional costs in the exceptional case of failed implant and bone fusion.

Implantation protocol in Apolonija

Implant placement is a delicate procedure that determines whether there will be a high-quality and complete fusion of the dental implant with the mandible (osseointegration). Therefore, in Apolonija we attach great importance to planning, preparation and diagnostics.

The implantation procedure itself is simple and painless. It is performed under local anaesthesia and lasts on average only 15 to 30 minutes per implant.

Preparation for implantation

Before the procedure, it is necessary to make a detailed scan of the area where the dental implant will be placed. At the Apolonija Dental Clinic, we use precise 3D CBCT scanning that allows for a detailed display of the following:

  • mandible by height, width and density,
  • position of the sinus cavities, in the case of the upper jaw,
  • condition of the dental ridge and surrounding tissues (periodontium),
  • position of other teeth.

After detailed diagnostics and planning the procedure, the type and size dental implant is selected.

Successful placement of dental implants depends on quality planning and diagnostics.

In the Apolonija Clinic, we also offer you a high level of expertise and a guarantee of successful implantation.

Have trust in us and contact us in case you need advice or send us a question related to implant placement.

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Sterile field preparation and anaesthesia

The entire procedure of dental implant placement is performed in fully sterile conditions. All components and accessories we use are sterilized in advance and only removed from sterile packaging before the procedure.

Then we anesthetize the entire area in which the dental implant is placed, and disinfect the oral cavity and the area around the mouth.

Before the procedure, the patient takes pain medication, and in order to minimize pain and possible inflammatory processes after the procedure, we will sometimes recommend taking antibiotics.

Surgical procedure

The implant surgical procedure itself can begin in two ways:

  • by opening the gums by a small cut and lifting the mucosa at the implant site or,
  • when the situation allows, by direct implantation without excessive cutting of gums (so-called flapless), which is a modern method of implantation.

Navident: computer-guided implantation

Thanks to the state-of-the-art computer-guided implant system, Navident, at the Apolonija Dental Clinic we can directly implant dental implants.

Stomatološka poliklinika Apolonija, Zagreb centar: računalno-vođena ugradnja implantata uz sustav Navident.
Implantation with the Navident system

The method of direct implant placement contributes to lesser damage of gums. This results in significantly faster healing and recovery.

Whether implanted directly or with previous removal of the mucosa, in both cases we must prepare a base in the mandible for implant placement.

Then we place the implant in the bone with a special extension: everything is performed gently, carefully and painlessly. Therefore, implantation is a far milder procedure than classic tooth extraction.

Computer-guided implantation with Navident completely eliminates the possibility of human error.

Therefore, in the Apolonija Clinic we can really offer you a guarantee of successful implantation.

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We will then place either a suitable implant cover , or a prosthetic substitute (e.g. dental crown) on the tooth implant.

A prosthetic replacement can be placed immediately after surgery only if there is satisfactory implant stability.

Otherwise, it is common to wait several months in order to achieve complete osseointegration of the dental implant.

We guarantee the success of the implant

In very rare cases, inflammation around the dental implant is possible. It can prevent the implants from attaching to the bone.

Don’t worry!

Patients of the Apolonija Dental Clinic are covered by a warranty that all implants will attach to the bone (osseointegrate). Therefore, in the almost unlikely case of inflammation, our patient will not have additional costs.

In doing so, we make sure that the whole implantation experience for the patient is as comfortable and successful as possible. We are confident in our protocols and want to share that security with our patients!

Recovery and osseointegration, fusion of implants with bone

Implant placement is followed by the recovery process. Over the next few months, we want to achieve solid fusion of dental implant and bone. We call this process osseointegration.

Modern implantology is carried out precisely on the concept of osseointegration: the goal is to achieve a stable connection between the tooth and the mandible. Just like a natural tooth!

The period of osseointegration is individual and is assessed on a case-by-case basis and can last from 3 to 6 months.

Stomatološka poliklinika Apolonija, Zagreb centar: oseointegracija kosti i implantata.
Graphic representation of osseointegration

In order for osseointegration to be successful, the bone in which the implant is placed needs to be of the correct density and structure. That is why in Apolonija we place great emphasis on detail diagnostics as well as careful planning and implant placement.

Read more about the prerequisites for the implantation of a dental implant on our website “Prerequisites for the implantation of dental implants”.

Placing a permanent bridge on dental implants

After successful osseointegration on the dental implant we can place a permanent prosthetic appliance, e.g. dental crown, bridge or All-on-4 implant bridge.

This requires a jaw scan or impression. After 5-7 days, your permanent prosthetic appliance will be completed and ready for implant placement

By successfully installing the bridge, we have successfully replaced your lost tooth!

Have you found everything you wanted to know?

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