Frequently asked questions
What is included in the given price?
- Free initial online examination with a panoramic X-ray from the patient
- Тransfer from the airport to the hotel and subsequent visits to the clinic, to certified covid test laboratory and others if necessary
- Intraoral examination in the clinic. Treatment plan
- Everything included in the treatment process
- Postoperative medication including antibiotics and painkillers
- Oral hygiene kit
- All following check ups
Why is it so affordable?
As an implant-specialized unit based in Bulgaria, we experience great economies of scale, while being able to maintain unbeatable price/quality ratio:
- working at high volumes, we are able to source implants and all other materials directly from the producers with higher discounts;
- our work processes are optimized in a way that saves a lot of time and resources;
- we have all connected processes in-house - including our own x-ray and dental labs.
How many times do I have to come to the clinic and for how long do I need to stay?
It depends on the kind of treatment you need. Each case is unique; therefore, we recommend contacting us regarding this question. If we know what your specific needs are, we are able to tell you the duration of your treatment.
- Dental implant surgery: 1-5 days
- Crowns: 5-10 days
- Bridges: 5-10 days
What happens after my arrival?
Once we have confirmed your appointment, upon arrival, we will pick you up from the airport. Depending on the date and time of your arrival, we will take you either to the hotel or to the clinic.
The treatment will start immediately. Usually, you will need to stay 4 or 5 days for your initial trip.
The following stages of the treatment process will be discussed and planned with you.
From what materials are implants/teeth made of?
The dental implant is made of titanium. For the teeth over the implants, different esthetic materials, depending on clients' wishes are used.
Here is more information:
What quality to expect from Sofia Implant Centre. Materials used, services & work standards.
What choices do I have regarding size shape and colour of teeth?
We use Exocad which is the best software for CAD and it usually automatically suggests the best option when it comes to size and shape. But as you have the final say, you can provide old pictures or tell us directly your expectations and we will pass it to the dental technicians.
What is the difference between all-on-4 and all-on-6 implants?
They refer to the number of the implants, that will be placed on jaws. Usually all-on-4 is used for the mandible, all-on-6 for the upper jaw.
Here is more information:
What is All-on-4 and All-on-6 complete dental restoration?
The three most important things for successful treatment by the ALL-ON-4/6 protocol?
Is dental implant surgery painful and what anesthesia do you use?
Implant surgery is painless and is performed under local anesthesia. When needed, a special type of anesthesia called conscious sedation can be performed as well. After the surgery, pain may be felt and a swelling may occur. For most patients, any of the painkillers you might take for a headache, will be all that is needed for a few days. If you experience more discomfort than this, stronger medications can be prescribed.
What to eat/do after surgery?
You will receive a brochure with detailed instructions for postoperative treatment.
Generally, after implant surgery, you should take more liquids and consume soft and pureed food. During the healing process it is good to have food, that does not require much chewing. Chewing forces should be kept gentle in the first 4 to 6 months.
Smoking is not recommended.
How to maintain dental implants and crowns/bridges?
As with natural teeth, implants need to be looked after and regular check-ups are essential to prolong their life. You should look after implants much the same as natural teeth, but you should pay particular attention to the implant sites. Brushing twice a day, flossing and regular hygiene appointments will keep them healthy. An annual implant review is very important to check the quality of bone and gum health around the implant area.
Conscious home care and regular professional examinations are essential for their stability.
How often should I go for an implant and crown/bridge checkup?
It is recommended to have a professional examination at least twice a year.
What should I do if I have a problem?
If you have any problems, we encourage you to contact us immediately and we will help you to find the most effective solution for your condition.
What warranty do the implants have?
Warranty of constructions - 5 years under certain conditions.
As implants are similar to natural teeth, if they are looked after, they should last for many years. There is a small chance that an implant fails to osseo-integrate, that is, it does not become attached to the bone. We would normally become aware of this during the healing phase, after implant placement, and if that happens, we’ll have to remove the implant and place new one, several weeks later. Once integrated and functioning, you have in excess of a 90% chance of each implant still performing fine after 25 years. Therefore implants are a long term and predictable treatment option.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, debit/credit card, bank transfer (prior to surgery), direct online payment methods.