Basal Dental Implant

What is a basal dental implant?

The basal dental implant is a type of dental implant that has been specially designed for the full dental restoration of patients who are edentulous, have missing teeth, with significant bone loss, also called bone atrophy.

zygomatic dental implants

Basal implants are longer compared to conventional implants. They are fixed into the hard cortical bone that is not subject to resorption with tooth loss. It avoids additional procedures such as sinus lift and bone grafting. And whilst zygomatic implants are classified as basal implants because they are fixed into the cortical zygoma bone, they are not used by basal implant dentists. Basal implantologists prefer to avoid passing through the sinuses and use as an alternative pterygoid dental implants that are positioned behind the sinuses.

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Basal Vs. Conventional Dental Implants

Conventional implants are too short to be used on edentulous patients with significant bone loss. To use a conventional dental implant with severe bone loss requires a bone graft or a bone compensation or a sinus lift. 

These additional procedures cost time and money. In conventional dental implantology, they are necessary to create sufficient bone material to place the conventional implant. Even though, most of the time, the bone graft or bio-bone is reabsorbed by the body within a few months and disappears. It often doesn’t harden and remains as a powder or jelly in the bone. This is not a good basis for screwing in the conventional dental implant.

Basal Implants

Long implants

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In hard cortical bone

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10+8 dental implants

Conventional Implants

Short implants

In soft spongious bone

Only 4+4 implants

Basal Dental Implants for Full Mouth Dental Restoration

The advantage of basal dental implants is that they don’t depend on soft gum tissue. Basal implants are placed in much harder, deeper bone, the cortical bone, which is not subject to resorption.

So, in basal implantology even if the patient has lost all his or her teeth and suffered total bone loss after many years, it is still possible to place basal implants and complete the full mouth dental restoration.

Dr Genchev

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Dr. Genchev is one of the leading implant dentists for full mouth dental restoration. He has 12 years experience in basal implantology.

He has extensive experience helping patients that suffer from edentulism tooth loss with severe bone loss as well as periodontitis advanced gum disease.

Dr Genchev placing a basal dental implant

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    Reviews for Dental Restoration with Basal Implants

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
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    chewing and smiling again

    Rated 5.0 out of 5

    It’s been 6 months now since I had my 2 jaws restored and I’m satisfied with the result – no regrets, I can chew and smile again. Dr Genchev has mastered his art perfectly. Even though I was stressed during the local anaesthetic procedure, which lasted just over 2 hours, he did a tremendous job in such a short time, with great confidence. I was worried about when the anaesthetic would wear off, but for no reason, in fact, by the evening it was fine. Most of the work took 2 hours.

    There are still 2 appointments to try on the prostheses

    and adjustments to finalize the operation. Mr. and Mrs. Genchev and Julien made a very nice team.

    Many thanks


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    great professional

    Rated 5.0 out of 5

    Very good welcome by Julien super friendly and doctor genchev and his wife of very great professional listening to patient in Plovdiv is a beautiful city we will return it has become like friends super.


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    5 stars for the result

    Rated 5.0 out of 5

    I have no problem giving the result 5 stars, but I’ll explain my point of view anyway 😅… First of all, what you need to know (and what I didn’t realize) is that, unlike treatments evaluated in France and Switzerland (respectively envron 3x and 4x more expensive 😳), here we don’t fit crowns tooth by tooth, but a “mega” bridge for the top and another for the bottom. This explains the price and the incredibly short treatment time. Advantages:

    – Everything in one go

    – As everything is connected, nothing moves (when a tooth moves, there’s a risk of infection (this was my case 3 weeks before…)).

    – The prosthetist has a simpler job of “making” everything fit together (I think).

    – The cost

    – Treatment time

    – No tooth-by-tooth adjustment required Disadvantages :

    – may look less natural than when done tooth by tooth

    – Impression of having a pair of flip-flops instead of teeth 😅

    – If there’s a problem on an implant or root, you’re going to have to cut off a piece of it, which may not be as easy as blowing up a single crown (but I don’t know about that, of course).

    – No tooth-by-tooth adjustment (also seen as an advantage in terms of treatment complexity). In my opinion, it’s all or nothing 😅. Either it “fits” or it’s the me… But then again, these guys aren’t exactly new at this either… Duration of procedures :

    Grinding of remaining teeth and placement of implant(s) and extraction(s) of “rotten” material: about 3 hours 😳 (observed on 2 very different cases).

    Including taking impressions for the prostheses. This is nothing like what would happen in France or Switzerland… Prosthesis fitting: 1h Pain :

    Personally to die for… 😩, but of course everyone is different…

    I think the more you’ve suffered with your teeth (in my case since I was 8), the more sensitive your nervous system becomes…

    But the 5 punctures in the palate and the 5 in the lower gums are still a moment that’s hard to appreciate… So I really had a hard time of it for 36 hours after the “trimming” and 12 hours after the prostheses were fitted.

    Which seems logical to me, given that they don’t go to extremes and everything is done in one go… For me, it’s a bit like saying: level 2 pain for 20 operations or level (I’ll let you put a number on it) for just one… The method is “violent”, but in the end I think I suffered less than for a treatment spread out over a year or more… It’s just that there’s no such thing as “pain-free” as soon as the body is attacked… Technology and “decorum” : Bulgaria doesn’t have the per capita income level of France or Switzerland, so obviously the high-tech cabinet part with mannequins wiping your mouth is forgotten 😅 I remain convinced that people without the latest technology are often more pragmatic and skilful than those who have it… Plus the Soviets having occupied the country for a few years 😒, there’s a way of doing things that must come from that era (personal opinion)… Dr Genchev: A really gifted one in analyzing an X-ray for example (everything seen, predicted, defined on a single X-ray) and certainly a “King” in placing implants and prostheses 🤩. Conclusion:

    If the aforementioned “disadvantages” are not prohibitive for you, then I totally recommend. There’s still the pain 😩 and the “clapper function”😅 In any case, the result is there 🤩🤩 and so is the price (I couldn’t afford to pay more anyway, given that nothing is reimbursed…) And on top of that, the “super bonus” is having Julien who is French-speaking and who does everything to guide, explain and reassure you 😃😃!

    A really “cool” “guy” with 2 adorable children, which means that being able to smile at them again with full teeth is a real joy 😍 It’s up to you to see… 😃😃 PS: Povlivd, lost in the “pampa” 😅is really a superb historic town to boot 🤩😍Display less


    Translated from Dr Genchev’s French website