Your definitive guide to getting a long-lasting dental implant in Marbella


60 mins



Dental Implants in Marbella [2023]


1.5 - 8 months

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small, titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. The dental implant is then used to support a crown, bridge, or denture, which is attached to the dental implant to replace the missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are a popular treatment option for people in Marbella who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or some other reason. They can be used to replace one or several missing teeth, and they offer a number of benefits compared to other tooth replacement options, such as bridges or dentures.

One of the main advantages of getting dental implants in Marbella is that they are very stable and secure. Because the implant is anchored directly into the jawbone, it is not prone to shifting or moving around like a denture or bridge. This makes it easier to eat, speak, and perform other everyday activities without worrying about the implant coming loose or falling out. Additionally, dental implants can help to preserve the structure of the jawbone, which can deteriorate over time after tooth loss. This is because the implant stimulates the jawbone and helps to keep it healthy and strong.

Overall, dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth and can help to improve the function and appearance of your smile. 


What are the benefits of getting a quality Dental Implant in Marbella?


There are several benefits to getting a quality dental implants in Marbella.
Some of the main advantages of dental implants include:

  1. Improved function: Dental implants are designed to function just like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and perform other everyday activities with confidence.

  2. Improved appearance: Dental implants look and feel natural, and they can help to restore the appearance of your smile.

  3. Increased stability: Because dental implants are anchored directly into the jawbone, they are very stable and secure, making them less prone to shifting or falling out compared to other tooth replacement options such as dentures.

  4. Improved oral health: Dental implants do not require the support of surrounding teeth, as is the case with bridges. This means that neighboring teeth do not need to be altered in any way, which can help to preserve your natural tooth structure.

  5. Long-term solution: Dental implants are designed to last for many years, with some studies showing a success rate of over 95% after 20 years. This makes them a more permanent solution compared to other tooth replacement options.

Overall, dental implants can provide a number of benefits for people who are missing teeth, including improved function, appearance, and oral health. If you are considering getting dental implants in Marbella,  consult with our specialist in dental implants, Dr. Rebeca Daemi Zabalza.

Is it a reputable Dental Implant?

90% of the implants on the market are less than 5 years old and these are no long term longitudinal studies to prove how they cope with time. 
There are a few steps you can take to ensure that you are getting a reputable dental implant in Marbella:

  1. Research the dentist or dental clinic: Look for reviews and testimonials from previous patients, and check to see if the dentist or clinic has any certifications or accreditations.

  2. Ask about the materials used: Make sure that the dental implant and any accompanying materials, such as the abutment and crown, are made from high-quality materials that are known to be safe and durable.  Ensure that an 'implant passport' is provided at the end of a treatment which proves the authenticity of the pieces.

  3. Discuss the procedure with the dentist, and ideally have your implant placed by a periodontist, which is the dental specialist best specialised to place a dental implant, like Dr. Rebeca Daemi Zabalza: Ask about the experience and qualifications of the dentist performing the procedure, and make sure that you understand the entire process and any potential risks or complications.

  4. Consider the cost: A dental implant could potentially last a lifetime.  Ensure you are buying the best dental implant and having them placed by a skilled periodontist.  Do it right the first time, and save money in the long-run.

  5. Seek a second opinion: If you have any concerns or doubts, it may be helpful to get a second opinion from another dentist or, ideally, an dental implant specialist, like Dr. Rebeca.

Overall, it is important to do your research and choose a reputable dentist or clinic that has a track record of success and satisfied patients.


Is a Specialist placing your Dental Implant, or just a General Dentist?

Although general dentists can place implants, it’s really a specialists treatment and should be placed by a ‘periodontal and implant specialist’. Not all implant surgeries are difficult, but if you have thin bone, or complications arise during your surgery you want to know that the dental surgeon placing your dental implant has placed 1000’s beforehand and has the wisdom to solve 100’s of problems similar to yours. 

Dr. Rebeca Daemi Zabalza has a Masters degree in Implantology and has placed thousands of dental implants in our prominent dental clinic in Marbella, which attracts a very exacting patient base with very high standards.  Working under such expectations for over a decade has meant that Dr. Rebeca has had to perfect her techniques to a tee, and is highly-skilled at giving solutions to whatever challenging scenarios may present themselves.


Are you getting the Dental Implant you paid for?

It’s important your surgeon gives you your ‘implant passport’. This is a manufacturers guarantee that the implant you paid for is an original product of that company. Some clinics claim to place a quality implant but because they appear similar on final x-rays, just put in a cheap, poorly-tested replica instead.


How We Do Implants Properly at R&H DENTAL in Marbella


3D radiography prior to implant surgery, ensuring your implant is being placed in a safe zone and knowing about any boney defects before beginning.


We use only titanium type 4 dental implants from Straumann (Swiss brand, arguably the world’s best implant), and Klockner (Spanish brand, 30 years of scientific research backing it up).


Your dental implant surgery will only be conducted by an experienced periodontal and implant specialist - the authorised specialist trained to place dental implants in even the most difficult cases.


The Art and Science of Dental Implants in Marbella

When it comes to dental implants there’s the art and science of it all. The science has to do with excellent planning using the best tools technology has devised, namely 3D radiography; placing well-tested, proven quality dental implants; and an excellent and hygienic surgical set-up. The artistic aspect is less understood.


This really comes down to the skill of the dental implant surgeon in knowing where and at what angle to place the dental implant so that when the crown/s go on top of them, they have what’s called a beautiful 'emergence profile' - they don't look out of place, and people can't tell your implant restored teeth, from your natural teeth.


It looks as if the crown is beautifully and naturally emerging out of your gums, like a normal tooth. The art of dental implants also involves having the experience so that you never see the metal titanium or other black metals, which is especially important with people who show a lot of gum when they smile.

Examples of some mouths we’ve beautifully restored with dental implants

We place a lot of dental implants at R&H DENTAL in Marbella, from simple one tooth cases, to complex full mouth rehabilitations. To see some step-by-steps of our beautiful work, visit our Past Work page.

Examples of Dental Implants

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants in Marbella

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. It is placed in the position where the missing tooth used to be in the jaw bone and acts as an anchor for a new tooth or teeth. They behave like tooth roots by bonding to the underlying jaw bone. Dental implants should only be placed in a healthy mouth and thus it may be necessary to have other remedial treatment prior to commencing implant treatment. This may include control of gum disease and hygiene, root canal therapy and treatment of tooth decay.

Are Dental Implants safe?

Implants are made from titanium or titanium alloys and these are materials that have been thoroughly tested for many years to be inert and are easily accepted by the tissues of the body. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that titanium dental implants are not safe in any way.

There are always risks associated with surgery rather than the implants and these should be discussed with the implant surgeon prior to implant placement.

Millions of implants have been placed around the world and these people now enjoy the benefits that fixed teeth can provide including transforming a person’s confidence and improving their appearance.

Does the procedure hurt?

Placing an implant is a very gentle procedure and is usually done with local anaesthetic, much like when having a filling. If a patient is particularly nervous we offer a mild sedation to alleviate any anxiety and create drowsiness during the procedure. After implant placement most patients experience minor discomfort once the anaesthesia has worn off and this is usually controlled by simple painkillers. The level of discomfort is quite different from patient to patient, but most patients do not have significant problems.

What are the benefits of Dental Implants?

Teeth may be lost due to gum disease, injury such as a traumatic accident, previous surgery or failure of old dental treatment. If teeth are lost, implants placed in their place can help to arrest the inevitable gum and bone loss that occurs due to disuse of the residual jaw bone. Loss of the jaw bone can make people look older than they really are. Implants will help prevent these changes.

If single teeth or group of teeth are missing, implants can help replace these missing teeth without having to prepare and grind down the neighboring teeth thereby preserving natural teeth and maintaining their life.

Patients who wear removable partial dentures can have these replaced by fixed teeth using dental implants. This enables a better quality of life, confidence to smile and speak as well as an improved ability to eat a much wider range of foods. It’s like having your natural teeth back again!

Missing back teeth often cause loss of support for the facial muscles giving a ‘sagging’ effect. Back teeth can be replaced with implants thereby improving facial support to provide a more youthful appearance as well as making eating your favorite foods a pleasure again.

Patients with all their teeth missing can also benefit from dental implants. Implants can be used to support or to replace dentures altogether.

Am I a good candidate for Dental Implants?

Anyone who is in good health and has teeth missing is a suitable candidate for implant therapy. Age is not a limitation to implant treatment except that under 18s are not usually treated due to growth considerations. Patients with underlying medical conditions need to undergo a thorough medical examination with special attention paid to patients with conditions that affect the healing of bone and soft tissues.

There must be enough bone present to provide suitable anchorage for the implants. The implant surgeon can determine your suitability when he examines your mouth. A full medical history check is mandatory as are x-rays and models of the jaws. In some cases where the patient does not have enough bone density it may be necessary to perform bone grafting. The dental surgeon can advise you more fully about the suitability of implants and implant treatment options at your consultation.

Price range

We have implants that are ready in as little as 6 weeks, to ones that take the normal 3 months.  However, should you require bone this will prolong your treatment time.  The price range for implants therefore is from 990€-1290€ per Straumann implant. 

* Crown charged separately

The cost per crown over an implant starts from 895€


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