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A step-by-step guide to having your dental implants done abroad with Dental Holiday

1st Enquiry

We ask you to schedule a free discovery call to determine your suitability for dental implants abroad with Dental Holiday.

You can also attach any treatment plans, X-rays and photographs if you have any to share.

Once scheduled, one of our friendly and knowledgeable Dental Holiday Patient Coordinators is ready to speak to you at your chosen time about your dental implant treatment abroad.

If you prefer, you can call us now on +421 949 007 179.

Your discovery call with us

On the call you’ll find out if you’re a suitable fit for our dental implant treatments and clinic, find out all the prices and times involved, and any other questions you may have.

In approximately 15-20 minutes, we’ll address all your queries and concerns during our comprehensive telephone consultation (video calls are also available on request).

We will also give you any feedback on any images, treatment plans or scans you have attached when scheduling the discovery call.

Ready To Go Ahead?

Booking Your Dental Holiday

When you decide to go ahead to have your dental implants done abroad with Dental Holiday, you’ll need to find a good time to make your visit and check it against the calendar of our clinic by calling/writing to your designated treatment coordinator.

  • Once the time has been confirmed, you can book your flights to Bratislava or Vienna airport.
  • We need a copy of your flight details to ensure that all team members, know your itinerary so that we can plan your dental implant treatment abroad accordingly.
  • We can help with arranging local accommodation if necessary.
  • Milk – No sugar? Also, tell us how you like your tea/coffee so that we can get that ready for you on arrival 🙂
  • Once everything is confirmed from our side, we’ll send you a full confirmation email.
  • We’ll contact you 48 hours ahead of your visit to confirm your appointment and answer any urgent questions you may have.

Your Visit

Pre-Surgery Day

  • If you arrive during the day, once you get through passport control at the airport, just give us a call and one of our team will come to meet you, who will take you to your accommodation if you arrive in the evening or directly to the clinic if you arrive during the day.
  • You’ll be met in the clinic by your designated treatment coordinator, who will welcome you, sign consent for your procedure and answer any pre-treatment queries.
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions will be discussed, and any medication required will be prescribed.
  • Payment for treatment will be taken at this appointment. We take Cash, Debit cards, Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) and BACS payments, which must be cleared at least one working day before your appointment.
  • Any supporting images & X-rays that we need will be taken and discussed with our dental surgeons.
  • During your consultation visit or on a day before your surgery, we have to have your digital copy of your teeth. We will scan your teeth, and our dental technicians will start to create your new teeth. If you have a denture, we will scan that too.

Day of the Surgery


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 place your dental 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.

One of the Smile lounges at Dental Holiday

6-8 weeks later

After 6-8 weeks from the day of the fitting of your new teeth, we would like to invite you for a follow-up visit. During this appointment, we will assess your progress and healing. If you are opting for our Smile Complete or Smile Premium options, we will make another scan of your teeth to prepare your final teeth.

12 – 14 weeks after surgery (Smile Complete & Smile Premium)

When you come for your final visit at Dental Holiday, you can expect a truly exceptional experience. Our skilled and experienced lab team meticulously designs your smile using state-of-the-art technology. This design is then brought to life by our artisan technicians, who hand-finish every detail.

After your initial surgery, we allow 12-14 weeks for the implants to integrate with your jawbone fully. This crucial time ensures the stability and long-term success of your new smile. During this visit, we will place the final bridge, which is not only reinforced but also slimmer and more aesthetically pleasing, enhancing your overall appearance.

As part of our commitment to your ongoing care, we provide a Dental Holiday After Care Kit. This kit includes a Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush, a Waterpik water flosser, flossing brushes, chlorhexidin mouthwash, and a Dental Holiday Implant Care Manual. We will take the time to guide you through this comprehensive care manual, ensuring you have all the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain the health and longevity of your dental implants.


It is very important to look after your implant-supported bridgework.

We expect you to visit a dental hygienist or dentist each year to ensure you maintain your solution correctly and so that you can check your oral health, including X-rays, oral cancer screenings and soft tissue checks.

You can of course return to our clinic for this too, also if any maintenance, such as new screws or staining removal, is needed.

One of your Dental Holiday reception areas
Burkhardt VossBurkhardt Voss
15:14 30 Jan 24
I have to thank the team at the Smiley Clinic for doing a marvelous job in reconstructing my teeth. My teeth are gorges now and the bite is just out of comparison from my previous gum bites with irritated gums. Thank you so much again. You made my eating a complete different experience.I owe you a lot. Thanks Dr. Marek and the very professional team at the Smiley Clink.
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.