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Dental Implant Surgery Day

The day of your life-changing dental implant treatment has arrived. On this day, you will depart with a flawlessly executed, meticulously crafted full-mouth reconstruction designed to closely resemble a natural yet highly improved smile.

So, the day has finally arrived – you’re about to get your brand-new smile! Your team of dental implant experts is here to take good care of you.

You might have dreamt of this day for years after dealing with dentures / false teeth or struggling with missing, failing or ugly teeth. Maybe you thought this day would never come after being told by other dentists that you weren’t a good candidate for dental implants – but guess what? It’s here!

Having dental implants with Dental Holiday can feel overwhelming, nerve-wracking, and exciting all at once.
However, knowing what to expect can help you feel more in control and confident about this thrilling part of your journey.

From the moment you step in, here’s an outline of your dental implant day with Dental Holiday:


Upon arrival, you’ll call us when you pass passport control at Bratislava airport, and we’ll be there to meet you.

If you arrive at Vienna airport, you’ll use the airport shuttle to get to Bratislava airport (45km – 45 minutes journey).

Alternatively, if you’ve arrived at night and stayed in a nearby hotel, the taxi will drop you off at our clinic, where you will be greeted by your treatment coordinator for the day and quickly find yourself at ease in our reception areas. Equipped with tea/coffee or cold drinks, soft loungers, fast wifi, and air conditioning, it ensures comfort and ease.

And if you have someone accompanying you for the day, they can wait for you there as long as they like.

All necessary documentation will be filled in, medication given, and any further questions answered.

Treatment time


Dental implant surgeries typically start in the late morning. You’ll proceed to the treatment room, where, under sedation and without discomfort, one of our senior dental implant surgeons will remove any remaining teeth and install your implants. This process typically takes about 2 hours per jaw.


Post-treatment, you’ll be guided back to your private suite to unwind and recuperate. During this period, your clinician and our lab team will be crafting your unique initial prosthesis 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. Over the subsequent weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to adjust to your new smile before returning for your final set.

Sedation options

Here at Dental Holiday, we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and caring environment. We understand that visiting the dentist can be uncomfortable and nerve-wracking for many people, but we take it all in stride.

With our years of experience and expertise, we have helped thousands of patients feel at ease during their dental journeys. While a little bravery is still required, we are dedicated to ensuring that each patient feels relaxed and confident throughout their experience. Rest assured, the results will be well worth it! Additionally, for patients who experience anxiety or nervousness, we offer two types 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 is also used alongside local anaesthesia.

Both of these choices enable patients to remain conscious and communicate with healthcare professionals. Our treatment is a meticulous and precise procedure that relies on patient collaboration to achieve optimal precision in implant placement, bite record taking, and prosthesis positioning. Additionally, both options induce an amnesic effect, potentially resulting in the patient having partial or complete memory loss of the procedure, despite their ability to communicate.

How your Smile-in-a-day is created in our in-house labs while you wait

Many of our patients are often surprised when we inform them that their dental implants will be meticulously crafted from beginning to end on the very same day of their surgery. The fact is, unlike numerous other dental practices, our primary focus has been solely on full-mouth, “Smile-in-a-Day” dental implants since 2007. We have pioneered a unique suite of methods and procedures that enable us to accomplish this in our on-site laboratories at our clinic. This is our daily practice, so it’s safe to say that we have achieved a level of expertise in this area.

With us, you are in the utmost capable hands.

Whether you’re naturally apprehensive or not, we understand the significance of life-changing procedures like our full jaw dental implant. That’s why we take great pride in our distinctive and unparalleled approach.

From our fully integrated lab, where your prosthetic is crafted, to our exceptional team of experts, we possess all the necessary tools to ensure comprehensive management of even the most intricate dental procedures.

So, from beginning to end, you can have full confidence that each member of the Dental Holiday team handling your care on the day of your surgery will go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and peace of mind.

Have you got questions? We’re here to help.

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 is also 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 in Slovakia.

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 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 Exclusive Dental Studio, 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 the healing process.

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

Dental Holiday’s commitment lies in delivering superior patient care and dental implant treatment. So, if you’re searching for a comfortable and practical answer to your missing teeth, we encourage you to arrange a discovery call 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.

In order to evaluate your suitability for dental implants, 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 who specialize in dental implant procedures, is confident that we can devise a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual 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 care and treatment to our patients. 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. Get in touch with us today to arrange your discovery call and embark on the journey towards a radiant and healthy smile that you can take pride in!

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.