Are you a candidate for a dental implant? – this week’s topic is the Dental Center 4Smile blog.

Most people are potential candidates for dental implants regardless of age. As long as they are in good health, there is a very good chance they can be candidates for dental implants.

Who is considered for dental implant placement?
  • Severe bone loss may be one of the main reasons why someone may not be a candidate for dental implants. This occurs when extensive tooth loss is left untreated for a long time. Although there are many bone augumentation procedures, there are situations where it is impossible or too surgically risky to perform bone augmentation or sinus lifting.
  • Smokers can have dental implants placed, but they must accept the risk that the treatment may not be as successful as for non-smokers.

Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent way to replace missing teeth.

For many patients, they are an excellent way to restore the appearance and function of their smile. Dental implants are an extremely successful treatment option for the right candidate. According to several studies, for properly selected candidates, the success rate of dental implants is around 95%.

Dental implants require surgery and may not be the best option for tooth replacement for some patients.

Several factors could affect your candidacy for dental implants:
  • Inadequate bone in that area

Candidates with inadequate bone may require bone augmentation before dental implants can be placed. Some patients with significant bone loss may require procedures such as extensive sinus lifting, which may be too risky in some cases.

  • Presence of gum disease

Gum disease must be treated before the implantation procedure.

  • Bite complications

Your bite may need to be assessed and treated as part of the dental implantation process.

  • Patient’s general health
  • Is the patient a smoker, how much and for how long
  • Medications the patient has been taking for a long time
  • Medications that cause bleeding, such as blood thinners

Most of these conditions will not prevent you from getting dental implants, but they may delay the dental implant procedure.

What happens when you’re long without teeth?

Once you lose a tooth, your jawbone will start to degrade as the body removes bone tissue it deems no longer necessary. Other teeth will start to shift and tilt into the gap. Your bite will start to change. The sooner you get a dental implant, the sooner the consequences of tooth loss can be stopped and overall oral health improved. In any case, it is important to remember that almost every patient can have dental implants installed as long as they are committed to treatment.

Schedule a free consultation and therapy plan at Dental Center 4Smile

We understand that every patient has specific needs. Master of Dental Medicine Ivan Antolković fully assesses each individual patient to determine the best treatment plan. At Dental Center 4Smile in Europe, our goal is to offer the best options for replacing missing teeth, assess the specific dental conditions of each patient, and provide treatment approaches that will provide the best long-term functional and aesthetic results.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, modern dentistry provides the best solutions. Keep in mind that dental implants do more than just replace your teeth; they improve your quality of life.

Other tooth replacement options

Other tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges or dentures, may be ideal for replacing missing teeth if dental implants are not suitable for you. Talk to the dentist in Zagreb, Europe, Ivan Antolković, if you are interested in replacing missing teeth. Dentist Ivan Antolković will recommend the appropriate tooth replacement option for your smile.

Even if you are a patient from abroad, contacting Dental Center 4Smile is really easy! You can send us a message on any social media account or our email

If you send us an x-ray of your jaw, even without coming to our dental center, dentist Ivan Antolković might be able to make the best therapy plan, tailored to your financial capabilities and desires.

Our professional and kind staff will help you at every step of your journey to a brand new smile, including finding you an accommodation, organizing you a trip from and back to the airport and providing you with all necessary medication.

Once you come to Dental Center 4Smile in Croatia, you will realize that your trip to Europe will be worth every penny because you will save a lot, while still getting the top quality service and the treatment.