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Dental Implants Explained

Dental implants provide a durable solution for replacing dentures and loose, decayed, missing, or failing teeth, bringing back functionality and boosting confidence. Dental implants have positively impacted the lives of numerous individuals throughout the UK who have experienced tooth loss due to various reasons, commonly disease or injury.

Whether you have a denture or missing/failing teeth, with Dental Holiday, you get a new smile and renewed confidence on the same day.

Dental implants are the fundamental element of a durable remedy for replacing dentures and loose, decayed, absent or failing teeth. In many instances, they can be placed in a single visit to Dental Holiday in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Dental implants are often confused with an entire arch of veneers or crowns or incorrectly called “dental implants” or “tooth screws” instead.

Full mouth reconstruction is also called teeth in a day, same day smile, smile in a day, full jaw dental implants, full mouth dental implants and all-on-four dental implants. This is typically a one-piece, full arch of 10-14 tooth crowns formed into a bridge to secure your new smile to 4 to 6 dental implants per jaw, allowing you to smile, eat, and socialise confidently again.

At Dental Holiday, we specialise in extensive, hybrid and full-arch dental implant cases. A good example is the all-on-four dental implant solution – a precision-engineered full arch of bridgework made from tooth crowns placed across four or six dental implants. Created to assist with the most challenging dental scenarios, the all-on-4 or all-on-6 dental implant procedure presents a one-of-a-kind long-term resolution. It can replace dentures, loose, rotten, missing or failing teeth.

Patient Transformations

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Getting your smile back in just one day

Our dental implant procedure enables patients to regain a robust, functioning smile. We do not provide temporary dentures – instead, we create, craft, and install a completely tailor-made, screw-retained fixed arch of teeth exclusively for you.

Our distinctive implant clinic design, patient journey and internal dental labs enable us to complete the treatment, design your new teeth, and fit it all within a single day. This means you can walk out with a brand new ‘smile-in-a-day’.

Here’s a glance at your patient schedule:

Morning

You’ll reach our clinic reception to fill in any necessary documentation and be escorted by your treatment coordinator to our smile lounge, and we’ll ensure your comfort throughout. Following any x-rays or photo documentation that needs to be taken, you’ll proceed to the treatment room, where, under sedation and without discomfort, one of our senior implant surgeons will remove any remaining teeth and install your implants. This process typically takes about 2 hours per jaw.

Afternoon

Post-treatment, you’ll be guided back to your smile lounge to unwind and recuperate. During this period, our lab team, under the guidance of our senior implantologists, will be crafting your unique dental bridgework in our on-site dental lab.

Late afternoon

Later in the afternoon, you’ll return to the treatment room to have your new bridgework fitted by your chairside technician. You’ll leave with your first set of brand-new fixed teeth. And if you opted for Smile Complete or Smile Premium, over the subsequent weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to adjust to your new smile before returning for your final permanent set of teeth.

The advantages of dental implants

There are multiple benefits to having dental implants. For instance, a single tooth implant can seamlessly blend with your other teeth, remaining undetectable.

When opting for dental implants to replace multiple teeth, you can expect these to mirror your existing teeth while providing increased confidence and function.

When you choose Dental Holiday for dental implant treatment abroad, you can enjoy the following advantages:

  • Experience a life-changing solution that allows you to smile confidently and enjoy your favourite foods without restrictions.
  • Restore your ability to eat and enjoy life with a fixed full jaw solution, which mimics natural teeth, enhances facial aesthetics, and maintains a natural face shape.
  • Achieve a comfortable and natural feel with accurately simulated teeth like your own.
  • Benefit from a fully customized smile created in our dental laboratory located on-site.
  • A team of highly experienced and specialised English-speaking implantologists, surgeons, dentists, dental technicians, nurse practitioners, patient coordinators and receptionists – ensuring the highest quality service throughout your patient journey with us and beyond.

How much do dental implants abroad cost?

As you weigh your options for the top dental implant clinic, consider Dental Holiday.

We offer a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your unique dental needs, including a detailed timeline and cost estimate.

We’re proud to provide some of the most competitively priced dental implants, starting at €6,990 for the upper or lower jaw within our budget categories and reaching up to €13,490 for the upper or lower jaw with one of our premium solutions.

Precise dental implant costs for your situation will be shared during your discovery call with one of our expert team.

We also welcome you to share treatment plans from other dental implant clinics you may have visited or contacted for a second opinion.

We take pride in providing distinctive dental implant treatments from Europe’s leading dental implant specialists.

What happens when I arrive at Dental Holiday?

If you’re searching for ‘the best dental implant clinic abroad’, specifically for smile-in-a-day or all-on-4 dental implants, your search ends with Dental Holiday. We’ve already discussed the advantages and costs of getting dental implants abroad. But what precedes the actual dental implant surgery abroad?

After your initial discovery call with Dental Holiday, where we determine your likely suitability for full-mouth dental implant treatment overseas, we’ll invite you for a complimentary implant consultation at our clinic to kick-start your treatment journey. If you’ve travelled a significant distance to see us, we can assist you in arranging local lodging.

Upon your arrival at our implant clinic, one of our treatment coordinators will greet you and ask you to fill out a brief medical history form. Next, one of our nurses will conduct a cone beam CT (CBCT) scan and OPG to give our dental implant surgeons a precise image of your teeth and jawbone. Following this, you’ll have a consultation with your English-speaking dental implant surgeon. They will confirm on the spot if you qualify for your chosen dental implant procedure, explain the process, and answer any medical queries about your dental implant treatment.

If you’re not a suitable candidate for your chosen dental implant plan abroad, we’ll suggest alternative treatment options. In our 16 years of operating this dental implant clinic and serving over 13,000+ dental implant patients, it has been rare that we couldn’t provide a dental implant solution.

What can you expect on the day of your dental implant procedure?

Congratulations on your decision to proceed with the smile-in-a-day dental implants! You’ve made a great choice. At Dental Holiday, we aim to make your surgery day as stress-free as possible. As you arrive at our dental clinic early in the morning, we’ll ensure you’re comfortable. You’re welcome to bring a companion for support, and our nurses are readily available to answer any queries.

Shortly after your arrival, we’ll remove any remaining teeth and then install the dental implants. This process is carried out using local anaesthetic and sedation – we offer several sedation options, which will be discussed before your procedure. Following this, we’ll conduct a bite assessment and take impressions, which will be sent to our on-site lab to craft your custom bridgework/crowns while you relax in your private patient suite.

By the end of the day, you’ll have your new smile-in-a-day dental implants. These will stay in place for a few weeks before you return to the clinic for the final placement of your permanent crownwork/crowns. This period allows the implants to integrate with your mouth and heal properly.

Why choose Dental Holiday for your dental implants abroad?

Since 2007, we’ve been restoring smiles with our affordable and reliable services. Over the years, we’ve established ourselves as a trusted name in patient care, industry expertise, and reasonable pricing.

We understand that the cost of dental implants can seem daunting, which is why we’re committed to providing various staged payment options and maintaining affordable rates.

Before you consider seeking dental implants abroad, we invite you to consult with our team. We’re ready and willing to address any concerns you may have.

Sean-Paul HodgesSean-Paul Hodges
13:03 03 Jul 23
Having a complete smile makeover and regaining full use of your teeth is no small deal. It's a HUGE deal and there are lots of clinics which claim to be able to offer this service. I had done extensive research on this procedure and decided to visit three clinics - two in Hungary and Smile Clinic in Slovakia. Both clinics in Hungary said that I had insufficient bone structure and to be honest, gave me no sense of patient care whatsoever.The team in Bratislava, led by Dr Kafka, were completely the opposite. From the moment you are met at the airport by Dano, they made me feel extremely welcome, didn't judge and when Dr Kafka did my initial consultation and explained what he would do, I almost burst into tears (of relief). He gave me an absolute level of confidence straight away and Katarina prepared a treatment plan for me. She also talked me through every step, answered all of my questions and has been my patient coordinator right through to the end.Three months later, I was back in the Bratislava clinic and Dr Kafka did the surgery to remove all of my remaining teeth, perform 2 sinus lifts, undertake gum recontouring and insert 12 implants (6 top and 6 bottom) - plus the fitting of my provisional set of crowns. This surgery is usually done by Dr Marek in Piestany, but due to scheduling, I had it done in Bratislava. Dr Kafka and his team made me feel comfortable at every step of the way and once the injections were done, I felt no pain whatsoever (I only felt sensations and pressure, but definitely no pain).Straight away, I had a set of crowns which were a vast improvement on what I had before and these lasted me until my next two visits in Piestany with Dr Marek, 4 months later. The two visits consisted of creating impressions for the final crowns / arches and then the final fitting and adjustment of the permanent crowns. Once again, Dr Marek and his team gave me utter confidence and made me feel very welcome.Words simply are not enough to describe how happy I was after the final fitting and I cannot thank Dr Kafka, Dr Marek, Katarina, Michaela, Dano and the entire team for everything they have done.To be able to smile again, talk with confidence and eat with ease is TRULY life changing. It is a fraction of the cost of the same procedure in the UK and this kind of work is what they do, day in and day out. If you are even considering this kind of treatment, I would urge you to have a consultation. You will be in extremely safe hands.
Jane CoultonJane Coulton
09:54 07 Jun 23
Fantastic clinic - beats anywhere I’ve been in the uk
Caitriona FordCaitriona Ford
12:13 25 Oct 22
The clinic is amazing . Beautiful and hygiene is clearly paramount. The staff are fantastic everybody you meet from arrival to finish are exceptionally friendly and professional. Always an amazing experience here at piestany
Jeannie NolanJeannie Nolan
11:05 21 Oct 22
We have been coming to the smile clinic for 12 years and have the best smile ever at an affordable price .. treatment we could never afford in the UK ...the professional team are amazing..friendly..helpful ..kind...Danno the courier collects you to and from the airport ..and the dental surgeon Marek is meticulous and kind hearted and has all the latest technology and techniques...your panoramic x-ray is free every time ..We highly recommend you come to Slovakia and Piestany ..this beautiful relaxing Spa Town ...RyanAir flys into Bratislava from most UK airports...come and see for yourself...the consultation is free!!!Jeannie and Paul Nolan UK.
noeline clayfieldnoeline clayfield
17:35 23 Sep 22
I am from the UK and have just completed my treatment with Dr Marek. I have had 2 implants, 5 crowns and 3 fillings to my teeth. I am very happy with the professional treatment and totally recommend the Smile Dental Clinic to anybody. I am happy to discuss my treatment with anybody. I particularly reassure anyone who like me and elderly decided after research to trust the clinic. I am so delighted with the result! I stayed in pleasant accommodation recommended by the clinic. Picked up from airport by Daniel and delivered to the clinic and returned to airport after my treatment was fantastic as I was unfamiliar with the country and language. English is spoken by all staff. Lovely people and totally professional. Thank you to all at Piestany Clinic!
Tanya WebsterTanya Webster
07:44 01 Aug 22
To give you an idea of just how nervous I was, I had not been to a dentist since I was 24. I am now 47!!!!My husband had a lot of work done in 2014 by this dentist (Merrick) and was extremely happy so I decided to give it a go.They have been amazing. They managed the whole process taking away any anxiety.I had an enormous amount of work, 20 crowns!!!I am so happy with the outcome and the way they looked after me. I can not recommend them highly enough.
Lisa HarmonLisa Harmon
14:37 02 Dec 21
Excellent dentist had upper jaw back in 2019 am back for lower jaw would like to thank Mark and his team for the excellent service and for the super hotel you have put me in ...I have been to many dentists in the UK but money was there goal not my healthI can't thank you all enoughI can finally smile and hold a conversion in confidence I would also like to thank Daniel the driver he is a real asset
Kelvin SummoogumKelvin Summoogum
13:26 12 Oct 21
I have been a customer of the clinic since 2009 and the past few years I witnessed how much the team put so much effort to make the experience at the clinic an absolute delight. The level of attention to detail and professionalism is remarkable and the best I have experienced this far. I travel a lot and have a lot of dentistry work done due to my receding gum. I couldn't recommend Daniel, Mark and the rest of the crew enough. You just glide through the process, from the airport pickup, to the hotel and it is a very quick flight from England as well. Price is very affordable as well and you get to have a holiday at the same time in the very traditional SPA town of Piestany.
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Just a 2-hour flight from your choice of 5 UK airports…

Multiple past patients claimed that their journey to us was:

“actually cheaper, quicker and less hassle than getting the train or driving down the M25 and parking in the center of London”

Five UK airports fly directly to Bratislava or Vienna airport, so you can be with us any day of the week in a little over 2 hours time.

Once you go through passport control, give us a call, and one of our team will come to meet you holding our “Dental Holiday” sign in the arrivals area and escort you to our clinic premises (5 min walk) or if you arrive during the night, you’ll reach our clinic by taxi the following day from one of the nearby hotels.

We recommend you travel with a family member or friend, which often makes the journey easier. Even if they are not having dental treatment abroad with us, they can still use our free clinic transfer service with you.

Our Dental Implant Clinics

Bratislava International Airport

Smile Clinic International, Bratislava Airport, Blok C, Ovocne Sady 61-131 Bratislava, Slovakia

Get Directions

Open for appointments and enquires
Monday to Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

+421 949 007 180

Piešťany Spa

Implant Clinic, Teplicka Ulica 84, Piešťany 92101 Slovakia

Get Directions

Open for appointments and enquires
Monday to Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

+421 949 007 179

Frequently Asked Questions

Has a dentist advised you that having dental implants abroad isn’t a good idea? Watch our video series, where the Dental Holiday team answers questions from our patients.

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How does Dental Holiday compare to other dental implant clinics at home & abroad?

Request a free Discovery Call

To determine whether you are suitable for dental implants abroad in one of our Dental Holiday clinics, please fill out this form; if suitable, one of our Patient Coordinators will call you within 48 hours. Alternatively, call us on +421949007179

Dental Implants FAQs

While general anaesthesia isn’t utilized during tooth extraction and the placement of dental implants, local anaesthesia is employed. If you’re anxious, you can also choose to be sedated. We provide two kinds of sedation:

Oral sedation – this is mixed with water and consumed shortly before the procedure. It can be combined with local anaesthesia.

Intravenous sedation – this is administered through a needle in the arm and used alongside local anaesthesia.

Regardless of your option, you’ll still be able to communicate with the implantologists, facilitating accurate implant placement effectively.

Dental Holiday specializes in delivering comprehensive dental implant solutions, including full jaw (upper, lower, or both) implants as well as single, multiple, or hybrid dental implant and cosmetic dentistry services. Our team boasts high specialization in all dental implant procedures. Over the years, our clinic and team have continuously evolved to provide an outstanding, patient-centric service for all dental implant procedures from our distinct location at Bratislava airport.

If you’re contemplating rejuvenating your smile with dental implants, we encourage you to arrange a discovery call to explore your alternatives. Our team will invest time in comprehending your individual requirements and present you with a customized treatment plan that aligns with your budget and objectives.

Don’t allow missing teeth to undermine your confidence and oral health. Reach out to us today to uncover more about our dental implant solutions and how we can assist you in attaining a healthy, radiant smile you can take pride in.

At Dental Holiday, we recognize that the prospect of wearing temporary dentures can be a source of concern for many patients, which is why we offer an alternative solution.

Instead of supplying temporary dentures, we initially equip you with custom-made temporary bridgework. This will be your solution for roughly 12 weeks while your dental implants heal completely. This provisional bridgework is engineered to be comfortable and look natural, enabling you to eat and speak easily during healing.

Once your dental implants have fully healed, we will invite you to our clinic to fit your final, personalized new bridgework. Our dental experts will collaborate with you to devise a tailored treatment plan that caters to your needs and ensures the most favourable outcome.

At Dental Holiday, our commitment lies in delivering superior patient care and treatment. So, if you’re searching for a comfortable and effective answer to missing teeth, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with us to explore your options.

We’re pleased to inform you that we can typically determine your eligibility for dental implants during our initial discovery call.

To evaluate your suitability for dental implants abroad, we require certain information like an X-ray or CBCT scan, a treatment plan from a different clinic, or images. Our team, comprised of experienced dental professionals specialising in dental implant procedures, is confident that we can devise a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

If you’re found to be an unsuitable candidate for dental implants, we’ll leverage our expert knowledge to suggest alternative treatment options that may better suit your circumstances. At Dental Holiday, we are committed to delivering top-notch patient care and treatment. We’ll accompany you throughout the process to ensure you attain a healthy and confident smile.

Don’t let the absence of teeth compromise your lifestyle. Contact us today to arrange your discovery call and embark on the journey towards a radiant and healthy smile you can take pride in!

Have a look at some of our UK Dental Implant patient stories

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Maggie’s Revival

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Laura’s Journey

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