See all Dentists in Sofia

Ribagin Dent

Ribagin Dent

Show Phone Number

23 Tvardishki prohod street, Fifth floor, Strelbishte, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1404Bulgaria

from 32 users
Filters cached at 2023/03/24 12:05:22

Opening hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Prices from 900 лв. - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Good ServiceScore™ 6.5 from 32 votes ★ 1 verified patient review. Visit our Dentist - 23 Tvardishki prohod street, Fifth floor, Strelbishte, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1404, Bulgaria.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants
Teeth Whitening
Dental Crowns
Dental Bridges
Teeth Cleaning
See all treatments & prices

About Ribagin Dent

One of the defining aspects of treatment at Ribagin Dent is that we perform dentistry using microscopes. This tells you as a patient/customer that the treatment you will receive will be precise and to the best possible accuracy. If you are interested in service at a very high quality, you needn't look any further. Ribagin Dent is focused on aspects that revolve around patient satisfaction. The key factors that have made us an award winning dental practice ("The best family Dental Practice" and "Best Dental Management" awards) are: patient confidentiality, sincerity, professionalism and a focus on up-to-date treatment in a top quality environment. Ribagin Dent is one of best known and well established dental practices in Bulgaria, with two offices in the southern area of Sofia.The doctors, as well as auxiliary staff, represent a strong bond which is further strengthened by years of experience.This is coupled with an energetic and positive approach to any dental issue, in the never-ending desire to deliver outstanding results to you – the patient.At Ribagin Dent we apply the latest methods and technology availabe in dentistry. The dental practice specializes in minimal invasive treatment, prophylaxis of dental disorders, maxillo-facial issues, orthodontics and prosthodontics - veneers, crowns, bridges and dentures.

At the Sofia Dental Meeting, our team performed a 6 veneer demonstration on a live patient which proves that we are at the forefront of dentistry and that we are definitely respected in our dental community. (Sofia Dental Meeting is the biggest dental event in the Balkans)

read more

Patient reviews

4.3 from 1 verified review
Anonymous, Bulgaria
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

the results were excellent.

Teeth Cleaning

Excellent overall experience - the office was clean and modern. Good equipment and staff. Shoe booties were provided for patients upon entry. I had an afternoon appointment and my wait time was no more than 10 minutes from door to chair.

I had an appointment for cleaning and examination. This involved a preliminary inspection, ultrasonic cleaning, polishing, flossing and brushing. It took approximately one hour, and the results were excellent. Both the doctor and nurse were very friendly and professional.

Stefano, Italy
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

I am completely satisfied.

4.3 50 Braces • Paid: 3910 лв.

I'm very pleased with this clinic. I check out a few clinics before choosing Ribagin Dent and so far I am completely satisfied.

Thank you for the review: we really appreciate your opinion

Dr Ivaylo Ribagin
Dr Ivaylo Ribagin

See what others think about the clinic's customer service:

Phil, UK11.03.2020
Amazing customer service. Very detailed reply, much appreciated. 10/10
jaime, Bulgaria26.01.2012
Patrick, Bulgaria07.01.2012
Despina, Ireland29.09.2011
It was good .
Stefano, Italy01.09.2011
Very good.


  • BgDA - Bulgarian Dental Association  (Bulgaria) 


ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless access

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersOpen weekends

Travel services

International travelLocal travelLocal accommodationTranslation servicesLocal guideTours and vacation servicesPick up service from hotelPick up service from airport

Languages spoken




Bad Breath Treatment

Bad Breath Treatment - Ribagin Dent

Bad breath (also known as Halitosis) can be caused by many contributing factors. Bad breath is the 3rd most common reason for seeking dental treatment, following decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Treatments include: a detailed oral examination so as to search for tooth decay, teeth that require root canal treatment or gum disease/inflammation. If there are no visible reasons for the causing of Halitosis within the mouth, a consultation with a medical doctor will be prescribed so that the stomach and intestines can be examined for a probable cause of the odour.



Braces - Ribagin Dent

Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or simply braces) are devices used in the orthodontic industry that help align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health.


Accelerated Braces™

Accelerated Braces™ - Ribagin Dent

Simply put, accelerated orthodontics is the aligning of teeth in an accelerated procedure-therefore reducing time. Normally costs are the same as normal orthodontic procedures but due to the fact that treatment is speeded up, check-ups and adjustments are more frequent and the procedures intensive.


Adult Braces

Adult Braces - Ribagin Dent

Adult braces can improve the following: A fuller, wider smile, better facial balance and aesthetics, smoother cheek contours which make narrow smiles look fuller and more inviting, fewer dark triangles within the corners of your mouth, straighter, less crowded & crooked teeth, and improved profiles…for a more youthful look at any age!


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces - Ribagin Dent

Ceramic braces are made of composite materials. They are very strong and there are many popular brands. Adults like to choose ceramic because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had. 


Child Braces

Child Braces - Ribagin Dent

You may not have considered orthodontics (orthodontia) for your child yet, and you may think that your child does not need dental braces until all of the baby teeth have fallen out.While this may be the case, Dr Lora Ribagin recommends that children see an orthodontist by age 7.This is because some orthodontic problems are easier corrected when the child is younger.Waiting to get braces or starting orthodontic treatment after all permanent teeth have erupted may lead to difficulty in correcting some types of orthodontic problems. By age 7, most children will have begun growing in some permanent molars (back teeth) and incisors (front teeth) so the orthodontist can evaluate if there is an existing problem.


Clear Braces

Clear Braces - Ribagin Dent

Clear braces serve as a cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces by minimizing the visibility of the braces on the teeth. Typically, these clear orthodontic braces are made of ceramic or plastic alloys, but function in a similar manner to traditional metal braces. Most commonly chosen by adult patients, clear elastic ties and white metal ties are available to be used with these clear braces to help keep the appliances less noticeable. Usually, clear braces cost more than metal braces.


Fixed Braces

Fixed Braces - Ribagin Dent

Fixed braces can be metal or ceramic on the front of your teeth, or metal on the inside surface so they are hidden from view.


Metal Braces

Metal Braces - Ribagin Dent

Traditional metal-wired braces are stainless steel, sometimes in combination with titanium, and are the most widely used. These include conventional braces, which require ties to hold the archwire in place, and newer self-tying (or self-ligating) brackets. Self-ligating brackets may reduce friction between the wire and the slot of the bracket, which in turn might be of therapeutic benefit


Orthodontic Retainer

Orthodontic Retainer - Ribagin DentOrthodontic Retainer - Ribagin Dent

---price is normally included in all brace/bracket treatments-----Orthodontic retainers are custom-made devices, made usually of wires or clear plastic, that hold teeth in position after surgery or any method of realigning teeth. They are most often used before or after dental braces to hold teeth in position while assisting the adjustment of the surrounding gums to changes in the bone. Most patients are required to wear their retainer(s) every night at first, with many also being directed to wear them during the day - at least initially. There are three types of retainers typically prescribed by orthodontists and dentists: Hawley, Essix, and Bonded (Fixed) retainers.


Removable Braces

Removable Braces - Ribagin Dent
Removable braces are usually worn only on your upper teeth. They are kept in by metal clips that fit over the teeth at the front and back. It does not hurt to get a removable brace fitted.

CAD/CAM Dental Restorations

CAD/CAM Dental Restorations - Ribagin Dent

-priced per unit----- CAD/CAM dentistry, (Computer aided design and Computer aided manufacturing in dentistry), is an area of dentisrty utilizing CAD/CAM technologies to produce different types of dental restorations, including crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, fixed bridges, dental implant restorations and orthodontic appliances.


Cosmetic Dentist Consultation

Cosmetic Dentist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Please come in and visit us at Ribagin Dent so that we can examine you for that perfect smile that you so desire!


Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding - Ribagin Dent
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve persons smile.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges - Ribagin Dent

per unit with chrome-cobalt alloy 350 BGN/per unit with gold-platinum alloy 800 BGN. A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. The materials used for the bridges include gold, porcelain fused to metal or in the correct situation,  porcelain alone.


3-Unit Bridge

3-Unit Bridge - Ribagin Dent
The bridge is held in place by crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of space to be filled.
up to 900 лв.

Implant Bridge

Implant Bridge - Ribagin Dent

Maryland Bridge

Maryland Bridge - Ribagin DentMaryland Bridge - Ribagin Dent

One way to replace a tooth is the Maryland bridge. This bridge technique was first developed at the University of Maryland, and this is where it gets the name. A Maryland bridge consists of a metal framework with a porcelain tooth baked on to the front of the framework. The framework then ends up as a false tooth with two metal wings on the side. These metal wings are prepared to have a porous surface so that they can receive a bonding agent, and then the wings are bonded to the back sides of the teeth on either side of the missing tooth.


Permanent Bridge

Permanent Bridge - Ribagin Dent

Achieving a natural looking and realistic smile after tooth loss is possible with dental bridges. Dental bridges are one method used by dentists to fill a gap created by a missing tooth (or teeth). Depending on the dental bridge type you choose, the procedure and cost will vary. If you have questions about dental bridges, please contact us at Ribagin Dent. 


PFM Bridge

PFM Bridge - Ribagin Dent

Porcelain Bridge

Porcelain Bridge - Ribagin Dent

---per unit-----

Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth. 


Temporary Bridge

Temporary Bridge - Ribagin Dent

--per unit----

Temporary bridges are made of a tooth coloured resin that is put in place of the permanent bridge, while it is being constructed at the laboratory, to protect the prepared teeth and give you the option of eating and talking with confidence.


Dental Checkup

Dental Checkup - Ribagin Dent

New Patient Dental Examination

New Patient Dental Examination - Ribagin Dent

Unless there is some immediate concern or urgency, the first visit at our office involve:



 very thorough comprehensive examination 

of your entire masticatory (chewing) system 

that lasts at least a half hour. Therefore a cleaning is not done at this appointment.



 review your dental and medical history before the oral examination.


Once this information is documented we will perform a through oral examination.



n oral cancer exam. 



ation of 

your gums for evidence of periodontal disease.


An examination of 

your teeth.


Any necessary x-rays will be taken after this examination and viewed shortly thereafter. We will check your TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) for any complications. 

An explanation of 

the findings and the best way to begin treatment will be discussed with you.


Routine Dental Examination

Routine Dental Examination - Ribagin Dent
Generally speaking, individuals should see their dentist every 6 months. At this frequency, most problems can be caught while they remain in an insipient stage. Have the teeth debrided of plaque and tartar and receive a dental exam which thoroughly checks the teeth and gums.

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns - Ribagin DentDental Crowns - Ribagin Dent

---per unit---    Dental crowns are usually utilised so as to protect teeth from breaking under occlusal/biting forces on teeth that have been root canal treated. In some cases crowns are chosen for aesthetic reasons but in most cases, where aesthetics are considered, veneers will be the better option due to the fact that less tooth preparation is involved and therefore it is less invasive. Crowns can be made of a variety of materials which directly influences pricing. Most common crown types are PFM (porcelain fused to metal), where the metal provides strength and the porcelain, aesthetics. Alloys are also considered and examples are: Chrome/ Cobalt and Gold/ Platinum alloys.


Gold Crown

Gold Crown - Ribagin Dent

Full gold crowns last the longest, as they are fabricated as a single piece of gold. Full gold crowns (FGCs) consist entirely of a single piece of alloy. Although referred to as a gold crown, this type of crown is actually composed of many different types of elements, including but not limited to gold, platinum, palladium, copper, silver and tin.


Permanent Crown

Permanent Crown - Ribagin Dent

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:  To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isnt a lot of tooth left. To hold a dental bridge in place. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth. To cover a dental implant. To cover a tooth that has been root canal treated (see picture)



PFM Crown

PFM Crown - Ribagin Dent

A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown (PFM) could be considered to be a hybrid of the other types of crowns, in the sense that it is composed of two different types of materials. One is a metal alloy that is used to create that portion of the crown that fits directly on the tooth. The other is porcelain. The porcelain forms the tooth-shaped aspect of the crown and gives the crown a white tooth-like colouration.


Porcelain Crown

Porcelain Crown - Ribagin DentPorcelain Crown - Ribagin Dent

Back before the days of bonding technology, dental crowns nearly always needed to be made with a metal foundation. Today, we can make them out of pure porcelain or other ceramics. There are still occasions on the back teeth when the durability of a metal foundation in the crown makes it the restoration of choice. But when it shows prominently in your smile, wouldnt you rather have one that looks as natural as possible? Porcelain only crowns look more natural.


Resin Crown

Resin Crown - Ribagin DentResin Crown - Ribagin Dent
All-resin dental crowns are less expensive than other crown types. However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.

Stainless Steel Crown

Stainless Steel Crown - Ribagin Dent

These are most frequently used to restore back teeth, and are affectionately referred to in the profession as "tin cans".  They are bulky and generally do not fit the tooth very well.  The extra space inside between the stainless steel shell and the actual tooth structure is taken up by a heavy mixture of  temporary filling material.  Because of poor marginal fit, stainless steel crowns are used mostly on baby teeth, but they can be used on adult teeth too (as a temporary crown)


Temporary Crown

Temporary Crown - Ribagin Dent

--per unit--   A temporary crown is a provisional, short term restoration used in dentistry. Usually the temporary crown is constructed from a chemical-cure composite, although alternative systems using aluminium crown forms are occasionally used by practitioners. The temporary material is shaped by the dentist to form a tooth shape that protects the prepared tooth, prevents damage to the periodontal tissues (gums) and disguises the prepared tooth to a degree until the final, definitive restoration can be made by a dental technician.


Zirconia Crown

Zirconia Crown - Ribagin Dent

One of the most difficult areas in dentistry today is the restoration of dental structures with biocompatible materials that are strong enough to withstand the forces of chewing (500-1000lbs pressure on molar teeth). Recent technology from Germany now offers a material that has overcome most of the pitfalls of present day products. Patients now have a choice of a material that is esthetic, strong, pure, biocompatible and capable of being used for single and long span dental bridgework. That material is called Zirconium oxide. 


Dental Implants

Dental Implants - Ribagin Dent

--per implant--- A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.

  1. The first stage of implantation requires the implantologist to assess factors (eg. bone levels, medical conditions) which will decide whether the patient is a good candidate for implants (assessed with panoramic x-rays).If implants are viable, the implantologist will proceed to insert the implant/s into the jaw/s, suture(stitch) the area/s up and the patient will be re-called for a check-up appointment +- 6 months later. These 6 months are vital because the bone fuses to the implant giving it the best support/strength, the soft tissue (gums) are also healed in the area of implantation and the sutures keep the implants free of bacteria. 
  2. The next stage is started whereby the patient returns after the +- 6 months and the crown/s (the visible part of the tooth) are prepared which will be constructed at a dental lab by dental technicians. The dentist will place temporary crowns on the implant/s abutments (the extension that protrudes out of the gum where the crowns will be fixed to the implant) so that the patient will have use of that area, the implants will be protected and for aesthetic appeal. 
  3. The patient will then be re-called and the final permanent crowns will be placed.

Please note: if you have many teeth missing in an area, this will normally not require you to have implants for every single tooth. For single or double tooth loss in one area-you will need individual implants but 3 or more in one area will require less implants.


Immediate Implant Placement

Immediate Implant Placement - Ribagin Dent

In cases where bone condition and density are favourable, dental implants can now be embedded immediately after tooth extraction. Such techniques being referred to as immediate implants, one-day implants, single day implants or same day implants. This means that the patient have new tooth roots (the dental implants) upon leaving the office.


Mini Implants

Mini Implants - Ribagin Dent
With the latest technology in dental implantology, Mini Dental Implants may be the answer to your denture problems. Visit your dentist , have Mini Dental Implants placed in about an hour, then leave the dental office with stable secure dentures attached to your Mini Dental Implants. Imagine eating, speaking and smiling with confidence. Your denture feels secure and is being held firmly in place thanks to Mini Dental Implants. A small miracle in implant dentistry. And all this in about an hour with no cutting of the gums and no stitches to have removed. This unique procedure can be completed in one visit with virtually no discomfort. 

Restoration of Implants

Restoration of Implants - Ribagin Dent

The term restoration is used to refer to a false tooth. This tooth eg. crown) is then attached to the implant and looks and behaves in the same way as a natural tooth.


Single Implant

Single Implant - Ribagin Dent

Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth. An implant is surgically placed in an opening that is made by your dentist in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to your bone, it acts as a new "root" for the crown that will be replacing your missing tooth. A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.

For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, and the bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, be may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.


Dental Sealant

Dental Sealant - Ribagin Dent

Dental sealants are a dental treatment consisting of applying a plastic material to one or more teeth, for the intended purpose of preventing dental caries (cavities) or other forms of tooth decay


Dental X-Ray

Dental X-Ray - Ribagin Dent

Dental radiographs, commonly referred to as x-ray films, or informally, X-rays, are pictures of the teeth, bones, and surrounding soft tissues.

At Ribagin Dent, we refer you to a radiographic centre that is situated nearby, which uses the latest digital radiographic images so that we can assess the dental area of concern with the best imagery available. 


3D Dental X-Ray

3D Dental X-Ray - Ribagin Dent

Currently, the latest digital x-ray images and basic radiographic imagery, that have been trusted and utilised in dentistry for the last 5 or so decades, have given dentists sufficient information for dental treatment. 

The 3D DENTAL X-RAY is currently setting the bench-mark in diagnostic imagery and demonstrates the actual make-up of your jaw bone as well as providing accurate measurements of the height, width, and thickness for placement of the implants. Due to this sophisticated technology dentists are able to determine, ahead of time, precisely what will be found during a surgical procedure.


Digital Dental X-Ray

Digital Dental X-Ray - Ribagin Dent

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.


Digital Panoramic Dental X-Ray

Digital Panoramic Dental X-Ray - Ribagin Dent

In dental radiographic imagery, the digital panoramic X-ray gives a broad overview of the entire mouth. This X-ray supplies information about the teeth, upper and lower jawbone, sinuses, and other hard and soft tissues of the head and neck.


Panoramic Dental X-Ray

Panoramic Dental X-Ray - Ribagin Dent

Panoramic X-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints. These X-rays are not utilised solely to find cavities. These X-rays primarily show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures. We use these x-rays to view and assess bone levels before implantology.


Traditional Dental X-Ray

Traditional Dental X-Ray - Ribagin Dent

Dentist Consultation

Dentist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Here at Ribagin Dent, we focus our attention solely on the patients needs. We aim to give you, the patient, the smile you desire by paying attention to all your inquiries, we respect your privacy, we explain every aspect of the treatment you will need (time needed, cost, materials that will be used etc...) These days it is understood that it is very difficult to choose the right cosmetic dentist to carry out your treatment. Different people look for different things in a cosmetic dentist.

Some patients are nervous and want a dentist that is sympathetic and understanding and will take their time.



Dentures - Ribagin Dent

Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the mouth. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.

Types of dentures:

Removable partial dentures: are for patients who are missing some of their teeth . Fixed partial dentures are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth, made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more expensive than removable appliances but are more stable.

Complete dentures: Conversely, complete dentures or full dentures, are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in a single arch (i.e. the maxillary (upper jaw) or mandibular (lower jaw) arch).


Acrylic Dentures

Acrylic Dentures - Ribagin Dent

Modern acrylic dentures are fabricated in a commercial dental laboratory using a combination of a tissue shaded powder polymethylmethacrylate acrylic for the tissue shaded aspect (gums), and commercially produced acrylic teeth available in hundreds of shapes and tooth colors (the crowns of the teeth).

Patients want stable dentures that look and feel natural. Using the most advanced techniques, our laboratory combines aesthetics, phonetics and functional characteristics with great success.


Chrome Dentures

Chrome Dentures - Ribagin Dent
Partial Cosmetic Dentures can be made from acrylic or chrome. Acrylic is not always the best option for every patient – It depends upon where the tooth loss has occurred: Gum irritation and soreness can also be more of an issue with acrylic Cosmetic Dentures. The majority of patients who go ahead and exchange Acrylic for Chrome Partial Dentures find them more comfortable, functional and durable. Chrome is also much stronger than acrylic which means the base design of the Dentures is thinner. In addition, due to the nature of this material the finish is more accurate.  

Dentures Adjustment

Dentures Adjustment - Ribagin Dent

After receiving your dentures, there may be a period of adjustment. In some cases, it is especially important to visit your denture care provider so that he or she may make minor modifications. It is ... important to visit your dentist once a year to ensure it continues to fit properly.


Dentures Repair

Dentures Repair - Ribagin Dent
The main way dentures are damaged is by dropping them when they are being removed or inserted. Dentures can also become weakened and break if they no longer fit the mouth properly, because of gum shrinkage and change of shape. Subjecting dentures to too much force over a long period of time through teeth grinding, for example, is another cause of damage.

The time it takes to repair a denture depends on how badly it is damaged. Replacing or repairing a damaged tooth can normally be done by a dentist on the same day. If the denture has suffered a more serious fracture, however, it will take longer to repair. In order to repair your denture it may be necessary for the dentist to take an impression of your mouth with the denture in place. The dentists ability to repair a denture depends on the extent of the damage, how old the denture is and what condition it was in before it was broken.


Fixed Partial Dentures

Fixed Partial Dentures - Ribagin Dent

bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. However, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.

A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth (these teeth are the support for the missing tooth)or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.


Flexible Partial Dentures

Flexible Partial Dentures - Ribagin Dent

It was long thought that removable partial dentures had to be rigid to be effective. Traditionally, removable partial dentures were fabricated from a rigid metal base designed to replace missing teeth in partially edentulous patients (meaning patients that were missing only some of their natural teeth). Although full dentures and partial dentures have been used in dentistry for many decades, they can pose many problems for patients, most notably the poor aesthetics that are created from using metal to cover your natural teeth. 

The innovation of the flexible partial denture in the 1950s paved the way for a new type of partial denture, which provides excellent aesthetics and comfort for patients who prefer to wear a removable denture rather than a fixed restoration such as a dental bridge or dental implants. By using a flexible base, the restoration can adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.

Flexible partial dentures are custom-fabricated in a dental laboratory. Most flexible partial dentures involve very simple preparation because your natural teeth dont need to be altered in any way. Flexible partials can be virtually invisible because there are no telltale metal clasps to cover your natural teeth. Furthermore, most flexible materials blend with the tissue in your mouth so that the only thing that shows is your beautiful smile.


Full Dentures

Full Dentures - Ribagin Dent

Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the mouth. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.

Types of dentures:

Removable partial dentures: are for patients who are missing some of their teeth . Fixed partial dentures are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth, made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more expensive than removable appliances but are more stable.

Complete dentures: Conversely, complete dentures or full dentures, are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in a single arch (i.e. the maxillary (upper jaw) or mandibular (lower jaw) arch).


Immediate Dentures

Immediate Dentures - Ribagin Dent
An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth.

There are several advantages of an immediate denture. The most important factor is that you will never need to appear in public without teeth. It is also easier to duplicate the shape, color and arrangement of your natural teeth while some are still present in your mouth. When an immediate denture is inserted at the time of extraction, it will act as a Band-Aid to protect the tissues and reduce bleeding. An immediate denture will allow you to establish your speech patterns early. You will not have to learn to speak without a denture in place and then later relearn to speak with a new denture. An immediate denture will also allow you to chew better than without any teeth and minimize facial distortion that may occur when teeth are removed.

A disadvantage is that you cannot always see how the denture will look before the teeth are extracted and the immediate denture is inserted. Also, initially, an immediate denture does not always fit as accurately as a conventional denture, which is made after the tissues have healed for six to eight weeks following extractions, and without wearing a denture.



Overdentures - Ribagin Dent

An overdenture is a type of denture that is secured by precision dental attachments. The attachments are placed in tooth roots or dental implants which have been placed specifically for the overdenture attachment. Types of overdentures include bar joint dentures and telescopic dentures.

If you lose most or all of your lower teeth there is nothing to hold a denture down while you chew. An overdenture fastens a denture to the jawbone much in the way natural teeth are anchored. The adjacent teeth may be altered with locking devices or connecting bars to ensure the denture fits properly. These bar joints support the dentures better than individual implants though implants are still required to support the bars. Generally the more implants the stronger the bar and bars on the upper arch always require more implants than bars on the lower arch due to the lesser bone density in the upper jaw.

Some of the benefits of overdentures include the prevention of bone loss (dental implants actually strengthen the surrounding bone structure) esthetic appeal improved speech (when compared with other types of dentures) proper jaw alignment and improved chewing efficiency.

These overdenture systems can last a lifetime and increase chewing power by up to 300%.


Denturist Consultation

Denturist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Emergency Dentist Consultation

Emergency Dentist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Sometimes in life, we experience ailments that cannot be postponed and in dentistry, this happens frequently. You, as the patient, should feel secure in knowing that there is a dental practice that you can rely on. Here in Bulgaria, Ribagin Dent focuses solely on the patient. If you experience any kind of oral related pain, we will see you as soon as reasonably possible. Our working hours, emergency call-out procedures and sympathetic approach to treatment will assist you in getting from pain to a happy smile, in no time at all.


Endodontist Consultation

Endodontist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Here at Ribagin Dent, endodontic treatment is completed using microscopes. Endodontics needs to be precise/accurate, so what better way is there than treatment under a microscope? 

Once it has been determined that one needs endodontic treatment, an appointment with our dentist needs to be made for an endodontic consultation.

What happens at an endodontic consultation? At the consultation appointment, the doctor will review the patient’s past dental and medical history. Then he or she will take radiographs or x-rays of any teeth/areas of the mouth involved in the issue. Different x-ray angles are sometimes necessary to reveal potential difficulties such as blocked canals or unusual canal curvatures. In addition, the dentist will perform a series of tests on teeth for life or vitality and to check if the pulp is irritated,inflamed or dead. This is how the dentist determines how significant the issue is and whether or not it is reversible (simply needs a filling) or irreversible (requires root canal therapy). Also, the dentist checks the teeth for any periodontal issue that may have caused, or secondarily have been caused by, the infected endodontic or "pulpal" tissues. 

Through these tests our dentist will attempt to reproduce your symptoms that will enable him or her to make a proper diagnosis and decide if you do or do not need a root canal. 



Extractions - Ribagin Dent

dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.


Non-Surgical Extractions

Non-Surgical Extractions - Ribagin Dent

Simple non-surgical extractions are performed on teeth that are clearly visible in the mouth, usually under local anesthetics, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth (the crown).


Surgical Extractions

Surgical Extractions - Ribagin Dent

Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully. 


Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction - Ribagin Dent
wisdom tooth, in humans, is any of the usually four third molars. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted or "coming in sideways." They are often extracted when this occurs. About 35% of the population does not develop wisdom teeth at all.

Other reasons wisdom teeth are removed include misalignment which rubs up against the tongue or cheek causing pain, potential crowding or malocclusion of the remaining teeth (a result of there being not enough room on the jaw or in the mouth), as well as orthodontics.


Family Dentist Consultation

Family Dentist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Due to the fact that we, here at Ribagin Dent, cover such a wide spectrum of dental services, you will feel confident to bring your whole family to us for consultation. 

Each member of the family gets specified dental attention but the practice does not solely focus on children, adults, elderly patients or teenagers. We want the patient to be our main focus and to treat them individually.

So please give us a call today. 



Fillings - Ribagin Dent

dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material.


Amalgam Filling

Amalgam Filling - Ribagin Dent

Here at Ribagin Dent, we prefer to treat most of our patients with composite fillings/restorations. There are some cases however, where amalgam fillings are chosen for treatment but composite will always be considered first. 

Amalgam is an alloy containing mercury. The amalgam used as material for dental fillings is a mixture of mercury (50% of the total content), silver (~22-32% ), tin (~14%), copper (~8%), and other trace metals.

Amalgam has been the restorative method of choice for many years due to its low cost, ease of application, strength and durability. The main reasons for the recent decreased popularity of dental amalgams among patients and dentists are aesthetics, environmental pollution and the availability of composite materials with improved characteristics and reliability.


Glass Ionomer Cement Filling

Glass Ionomer Cement Filling - Ribagin Dent

Glass ionomer cements, or GIC, are a classification of bonding and filling materials that are often employed in the field of dentistry. Sometimes referred to as dental cement, glass ionomer cements can be utilized as a binding agent to help in the luting process between teeth or as one of the fillers used in tooth repair and restoration. When set in place, glassionomer cements have an appearance and color that approximates the look and hue of a tooth, making the material both practical and visually appealing.


Gold Filling

Gold Filling - Ribagin Dent

Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper) or tooth-coloured plastic and glass materials called composite resin fillings. The location and extent of the decay, cost of filling material and your Ribagin Dent dentists recommendation assist in determining the type of filling that will best address your needs.

Advantages of cast gold fillings: 

  1. Durability - lasts at least 10 to 15 years, usually longer; doesnt corrode
  2. Strength - can withstand chewing forces

Porcelain Filling

Porcelain Filling - Ribagin Dent

When your tooth becomes damaged from decay, fillings are used to bring your tooth back to its original shape and function. A filling not only corrects the problems that cavities cause, but also prevents bacteria from causing additional decay.

Porcelain fillings are also called porcelain inlays or onlays. Onlays are a partial crown that sits on your tooth, building its shape and strength; inlays are designed to fill in the space that a cavity or old filling creates. By using porcelain inlays or onlays, your dentist is able to strengthen and repair your tooth while holding it together; retaining as much of the natural structure and color of your tooth as possible.

Porcelain fillings are indirect fillings, as opposed metal and composite fillings that are direct fillings. Indirect fillings must be sent in to a lab because they are custom made for your teeth and are made of porcelain ceramics. 

Another difference between porcelain fillings and other fillings is that the dentist will permanently bond the porcelain fillings to your teeth, and they are also custom made for your specific tooth and cavity. This means that your porcelain filling will be stronger and last longer than fillings made of other materials.

 "Porcelain fillings can actually increase the strength of a tooth," says Dr. Ivaylo Ribagin  "fillings made of other material tend to weaken the tooth because of the need to drill more of the natural tissue.


Root Filling

Root Filling - Ribagin DentRoot Filling - Ribagin Dent
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is nearly always the best option. A root filling can be a cost-effective way to treat teeth using damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Root treated teeth also have a very high success rate and can last a lifetime.

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is done when the nerve or blood supply of the tooth (the pulp) becomes damaged, degenerates or becomes infected, usually due to decay or injury. The affected pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned and then filled and sealed, to prevent any further infection occurring. Some front teeth have a single canal but many have two, three or more canals.


Temporary Filling

Temporary Filling - Ribagin DentTemporary Filling - Ribagin Dent

Temporary fillings usually last for a short while—not longer than a month in most cases. They are used if you need other, longer lasting dental fillings/restorations that will require more than one appointment to complete. For example, if you are getting a gold filling, which requires two dental appointments, your dentist will place a temporary filling in your tooth until you return for your second appointment. Another instance in which a temporary filling may be used is if you have a toothache. A temporary filling can ease the pain you feel from a toothache, because the filling will seal your tooth, protecting the pulp from bacteria and infections and thereby reducing pain and tooth sensitivity. 

Temporary fillings are also common if your dentist would prefer to wait a short time to allow your tooth to heal before moving forward with another procedure (e.g., a root canal) or if your pulp is exposed while your dentist is operating on your tooth.


White Filling

White Filling - Ribagin DentWhite Filling - Ribagin Dent

Dental composite resins (white fillings) are types of synthetic resins which are used in dentistry as restorative materials or adhesives. Synthetic resins evolved as restorative materials since they were insoluble, aesthetic, insensitive to dehydration, easy to manipulate and reasonably inexpensive.

The results our patients see here at Ribagin Dent are fillings that are correctly matched/ tooth coloured, strong and long-lasting restorations that make us amongst the best cosmetic restorative dental practices in Europe.

Call us for an appointment so that we can give you that pearly white smile you deserve.


Fluoride Therapy

Fluoride Therapy - Ribagin DentFluoride Therapy - Ribagin Dent

Fluoride therapy is the delivery of fluoride to the teeth: topically or systemically in order to prevent tooth decay (dental caries) which results in cavities. Most commonly, fluoride is applied topically to the teeth using gels, varnishes, toothpastes or mouth rinses. Systemic delivery involves fluoride supplementation using water, salt, tablets or drops which are swallowed. Tablets or drops are rarely used where public water supplies are fluoridated.


Gingivitis Treatment

Gingivitis Treatment - Ribagin DentGingivitis Treatment - Ribagin Dent

Gingivitis is the most common disease world over according to the WHO (WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION). 

Gingivitis ("inflammation of the gum tissue") is a term used to describe non-destructive periodontal disease.  The most common form of gingivitis is in response to bacterial bio-films (also called plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis, and is the most common form of periodontal disease. In the absence of treatment, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, which is a destructive form of periodontal disease.

At Ribagin Dent, oral health treatment is regularly given to our patients (root planing, scaling, polishing, bicarbonate of soda treatment etc.).  If we are unable to assist you, we will then refer you to a periodontologist for further analysis and treatment.


Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery - Ribagin DentGum Surgery - Ribagin Dent

A smile is considered a “gummy smile” if a significant amount of gingival tissue (gums) can be seen as a person smiles.  Although a gummy smile is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles are very self-conscious when smiling.  Fortunately, these smiles can be corrected with simple periodontal surgery procedures here at Ribagin Dent. 


Gingival Flap Surgery

Gingival Flap Surgery - Ribagin Dent
Gingival flap surgery is used to treat gum disease (periodontitis). It may be recommended for people with moderate or advanced periodontitis. Usually, a treatment that doesnt involve surgery is done first. This is called scaling and root planing. If this treatment does not eliminate the gum infection, gingival flap surgery may be used. It also may be done along with another procedure known as osseous (bone) surgery.

Gum Contouring and Reshaping

Gum Contouring and Reshaping - Ribagin Dent
Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, is a cosmetic form of dental treatment used to improve the general look of a person’s teeth. It is primarily used in cases where the individual has what is commonly known as ‘gummy smile’. This is a condition in which the gums cover too much of the teeth, usually the front teeth, and this can leave the length of the teeth looking too short, which can affect a person’s general desire to smile.

Such a condition may be caused due to genetics, health circumstances or as a result of certain high blood pressure prescriptions. This can have an affect on an individual’s self-confidence and may see them do their best not to smile in public. Thankfully, gum contouring is a dental treatment which is painless and able to solve the problem of ‘gummy smile’ through quick and painless treatment.


Hygienist Session

Hygienist Session - Ribagin DentHygienist Session - Ribagin Dent

Here at Ribagin Dent, we have an excellent Hygiene system whereby we offer the following treatment:

  • First we will use an ultrasonic scaler to scale any calculus off the crowns of your teeth.
  • Then we will use hand scalers to remove any calculus below the gums.
  • This is followed by the Air flow system which is an instrument/machine which blows a mixture of air, water and bicarbonate of soda over the surfaces of the teeth-removing stains and debris.
  • The last stage is whereby we polish your teeth with a special polish that leaves your teeth in a condition that only a dentist can achieve.
  • At any time during your treatment, if you experience discomfort, we will offer local anaesthesia but normally, the patients just experience slight discomfort so there should not be a need. 

Implant Dentist Consultation

Implant Dentist Consultation - Ribagin DentImplant Dentist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Here at Ribagin Dent, we offer the following at your dental consultation with the implantologist:

  1. We see if you are a good candidate for implants.
  2. We then present to you possible options and solutions with regards to procedures, materials and costs involved.
  3. Finally, we work out a treatment plan, agreed upon by you and the implantologist, whereby we assign appointment dates to you, give you some information to take away and await your first appointment.

Please note: The implantologist needs to view a panoramic dental x-ray (which all international patients will have to have taken in their home country and email to us, so digital x-ray radiographs are the best so they can be attached to an email-just ask your dentist for an OPG/Panoramic x-ray) before he can start discussing any treatment plans with you. With the aid of this x-ray/radiograph, he/she will then assess if you are a good candidate for implants and after that, a face-to face consultation will be made.


Inlay or Onlay

Inlay or Onlay - Ribagin DentInlay or Onlay - Ribagin Dent

An inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp.


Composite Resin Inlay or Onlay

Composite Resin Inlay or Onlay - Ribagin Dent

-----priced per unit-----------Like any other inlays/onlays, composite resin inlays/onlays are made after an impression taken from the tooth to be treated. An advantage of composite resin inlays and onlays, compared to the esthetic fillings,  is that they provide a proper border seal. The inlay or onlay is cemented in the cavity by a special glue. Composite resin inlays and onlays are an option in the case of a heavily injured tooth that can not be restored by esthetic filling. When talking about esthetic fillings fabricated directly in the surgery, it’s important to mention that the filling material slightly shrinks due to the effect of UV light, thus leaving a virtual space that is open to bacterial infections between the tooth and the filling. This is where composite resin inlays/onlays have the advantage: there is no shrinkage and a better fit/adhesion.


Gold Inlay or Onlay

Gold Inlay or Onlay - Ribagin Dent
Gold inlays are the best, safest, oldest and longest lasting dental restorations. They are usually indicated for use in the back part of the mouth, the bicuspids and molars.

Not many Doctors in the dental profession will dispute the fact that gold inlays, where properly indicated are the longest lasting dental restorations for teeth.

Gold is relatively stable and inert in our bodies. A tooth containing gold inlays never discolors over time.

Gold inlays are made during two dental visits. On the first visit, the preparation is made, an impression is made of the tooth and a temporary if placed in the tooth. In the laboratory, a wax pattern is fabricated and cast into gold. It is finished and polished and returned to the dentist. At the second visit, the final casting is permanently cemented with a dental adhesive.


Porcelain Inlay or Onlay

Porcelain Inlay or Onlay - Ribagin DentPorcelain Inlay or Onlay - Ribagin Dent

Porcelain inlays and onlays are dental restorations used by dentists here at Ribagin Dent because of their fit and aesthetic appeal. In certain cases, porcelain inlays and onlays are a conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns. Also known as indirect fillings, porcelain  inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting reparative solution to tooth decay or similar damage. These restorations are beneficial from both an esthetic and functional point of view.

Inlays and onlays can often be used in place of traditional dental fillings to treat tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are fabricated indirectly in a dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth by your dentist here at Ribagin Dent.

The restoration is dubbed an "inlay" when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth. Conversely, the restoration is dubbed an "onlay" when the extent of the damage requires inclusion of one or more cusps (points) of the tooth or full coverage of the biting surface.


Mouth Guard

Mouth Guard - Ribagin DentMouth Guard - Ribagin Dent

A mouthguard (also known as a mouth protectormouth piecegumshieldgumguard or nightguard) is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. Mouthguards are most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation - Ribagin Dent

If you need to be referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, we here at Ribagin Dent will gather all the information required to make that consultation.

  • X-ray images need to be taken showing as much information as possible so that your surgery can be treated correctly (this might call for a 3D image to be taken).
  • Your medical history will be updated so that all grounds are covered when it comes to working out the safest treatment for you.
  • Our dentist will then write a professional referral which will cover all the aspects of your oral or maxillofacial disorder.

Orthodontist Consultation

Orthodontist Consultation - Ribagin DentOrthodontist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

In order for us here at Ribagin Dent to assess the nature of the problem and to plan the appropriate treatment for you, or your child, we need to :-

Only after this examination and analysis, can we consider the methods of treatment and prepare a written treatment plan appropriate for the condition. 

At our orthodontic consultation, we will discuss our treatment plan with both the patient and all decision makers (e.g. in the case of children, both parents will be invited to the consultation). 
The fees for the treatment we recommend will also be explained and listed at this consultation.


Paediatric Dentist Consultation

Paediatric Dentist Consultation - Ribagin DentPaediatric Dentist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Your child’s smile is worth protecting, and as a parent you naturally want only the best for your little one. That’s why Dr. Ribagin and her team are wholeheartedly dedicated to providing excellent pediatric dentistry services.

We’re aware of the special dental needs of children, and we are constantly striving to improve our technology and treatments. We understand that your child’s teeth and gums are most vulnerable in their formative years, and we want to make sure your child is on the right track for great dental health from the start.

Give us a call today.

Dr. Baker provides primary and comprehensive oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, focusing largely on preventative care.


Periodontist Consultation

Periodontist Consultation - Ribagin Dent

Periodontology or Periodontics  is the speciality of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, diseases, and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone (jawbone), cementum, and the periodontal ligaments. A professional who practises this speciality field of dentistry is known as a periodontist.

If we detect that you have periodontal pockets arising from gingivitis, we will refer you to the periodontist for further treatment if we are unable to treat you at Ribagin Dent. The periodontist we will recommend will have the same ethics and values as we have and you will receive the best possible professional treatment.


Periodontitis Treatment

Periodontitis Treatment - Ribagin Dent

In the broadest sense, periodontal disease can be considered any form of disease affecting the periodontium - the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Inflammation of the bone is called periodontitis.

The periodontium also includes the gums (or gingiva), the bone of the tooth socket, and the periodontal ligament - a thin layer of connective tissue that holds the tooth in its socket and acts as a cushion between tooth and bone.

Inflammation or infection of the gums is called gingivitis. If allowed to progress, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis, the invasion and destruction of the underlying bone that anchors the teeth in place. As that happens, the gums may recede, exposing the root surfaces and increasing sensitivity to heat and cold. Teeth may even loosen because of bone destruction.

In the earlier stages of the disease, most of the treatment involves root planing and curettage (cleaning) under the gum margins. It involves the removal of plaque and inflamed soft tissue in the pockets around the tooth with an instrument called a curette. Its purpose is to remove the bacterial colonies and the mechanical and chemical irritants that cause inflammation in hopes that the disease can be eradicated. The goal is that the gum will reattach itself to the tooth or will shrink enough to eliminate the pocket.

In most early cases, root planing, curettage, and proper daily plaque removal are all that are required for a satisfactory result.


Restorative Dentist Consultation

Restorative Dentist Consultation - Ribagin Dent
Do you often get embarrassed of your smile due to...
•Faded, chipped or cracked teeth?
•Crooked or crowded teeth?
•Stained or worn teeth?
•Uneven spaces in your teeth?
•Missing teeth?
•Silver Fillings?
•Grey appearance at the gum line?

You dont have to be ashamed of your smile anymore. We can provide the results you are looking by using veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontics or just with general restorative dentistry at affordable prices. We understand our patients needs and will make every possible attempt to accommodate your schedule, concerns and financial needs.

Dont just smile in your dreams, make it a reality call us for a  consultation at Ribagin Dent!


Root canals

Root canals - Ribagin DentRoot canals - Ribagin Dent

-----per canal--------Endodontic therapy is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. This set of procedures is commonly referred to as a "root canal." Root canals and their associated pulp chamber are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities. Endodontic therapy involves the removal of these structures, the subsequent cleaning, shaping, and decontamination of the hollows with tiny files and irrigating solutions, and the obturation (filling) of the decontaminated canals with an inert filling such as gutta percha and typically a eugenol-based cement.

At Ribagin Dent, we complete all endodontic treatment under our microscope which, considering the microscopic area of endodontics, is the best possible way to get the most accurate results.


Complex Root Canal

Complex Root Canal - Ribagin Dent

-----per canal------Root canal, or endodontic therapy is performed to save a tooth when its soft inner tissue, called the pulp, becomes infected or damaged.

Unfortunately. there are cases whereby root canal therapy can become complex and more intricate therapy will need to be administered. Curved roots, for example, pose complex issues and basic root canal therapy becomes complex...

Here at Ribagin Dent, we will complete your root canal treatment as quickly as possible, pain-free and treat the tooth with the latest techniques and materials available.


Incisor Root Canal

Incisor Root Canal - Ribagin Dent

Root canal therapy on the anterior (front) teeth is usually less intricate as that of the posterior (back) teeth due to the fact that they normally have 1 root canal, the tooth is easier to access and in general the roots have less curvature making it easier for the dentist to treat.

There might be some dark colouration of incisor root canal treated teeth due to the "dying" of the nerve within the root. Here at Ribagin Dent, we will use tooth bleaching material to bleach the tooth from the inside. If there is too much dis-colouration, crowning or veneering will be the treatment of choice by our dentists.


Molar Root Canal

Molar Root Canal - Ribagin DentMolar Root Canal - Ribagin Dent

No toothache is a good toothache. But a toothache can seem especially nasty when its one of your molar teeth, the largest teeth found in the back of your mouth. Used for chewing and grinding food, molars are important to your oral health. Without them you wouldnt be able to eat and your jawbone would start to deteriorate, giving your cheeks the sunken look thats often associated with aging.

A toothache could be a sign your molar needs root canal treatment (or molar endodontics, as dentists and endodontists might refer to it). Regardless, any sign of tooth discomfort means you should see a dentist -- and fast! Unfortunately, at-home

tooth remedies

arent going to fix your problem - in fact, tooth decay will just continue to grow, which could lead to more costly dental problems or even tooth loss if not treated.

In the past, it took several visits to complete the process, not to mention that the procedure and recovery could be an uncomfortable experience. New technology and advanced dental equipment, like that which we use at Ribagin Dent 

(all under a dental microscope) has made it easier for our dentists to successfully perform molar endodontic procedures. Molar root canals are practically pain-free and finished in just one or two visits.


Premolar Root Canal

Premolar Root Canal - Ribagin DentPremolar Root Canal - Ribagin Dent

The premolar teeth (or bicuspids) are transitional teeth located between the canine and molar teeth. There are two premolars per quadrant, making eight premolars total in the mouth. They have at least two cusps. Premolars can be considered as a transitional tooth during chewing. It has properties of both the  canines and  molars, and so food can be transferred from the canines to the premolars and finally to the molars for grinding, instead of directly from the canines to the molars.

These premolar teeth can have one, two or rarely 3 canals. Root canal therapy will be completed here at Ribagin Dent under a microscope so that we can remove the necrotic (dying) tissue within the canals and replace it/them with Gutta purcha (Gutta-percha is biologically inert and is very resilient). This will give the premolar strength and therefore function. 

At Ribagin Dent, preventative dentistry is a focus of all our treatment, making sure that you receive the best treatment that will give you a long-lasting smile and always have the full use of all your dentition.


Root End Surgery

Root End Surgery - Ribagin DentRoot End Surgery - Ribagin Dent

root end surgery, also known as apicoectomy, is an endodontic surgical procedure whereby a tooths root tip is removed and a root end cavity is prepared and filled with a bio-compatible material.

This is usually necessitated when a conventional  therapy had failed and a re-treatment was already unsuccessful or is not advised. We use state of the art procedures here at Ribagin Dent making use of microsurgical techniques, such as our dental operating microscope, micro instruments, ultrasonic preparation tips and calcium-silicate based filling materials.


Single Visit Root Canal

Single Visit Root Canal - Ribagin DentSingle Visit Root Canal - Ribagin Dent

As technology in dentistry advances, we here at Ribagin Dent approach our treatment techniques in different manners. We continue to strive for perfection, while speeding up the patients time in the chair. This methodology applies to all specialities in our dentistry including endodontics. The fundamentals of endodontics remain the same.  The only difference is the process by which we attain our goals.  With the many different hand files and mechanical systems in the market today, we can reduce the number of visits for our patients and still maintain a high rate of success.  Root-canal treatment usually required more than one visit in the past because of the difficulty in cleaning and shaping curved and calcified canals and the low success rate of non-vital or necrotic cases.

Today, with the help of our microscope, latest techniques and modern equipment, single visit root canal is very possible on those teeth which require less complex endodontics.


Sinus Lift

Sinus Lift - Ribagin Dent

A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed. There are several reasons for this:

  • Many people who have lost teeth in their upper jaw — particularly the back teeth, or molars — do not have enough bone for implants to be placed. Because of the anatomy of the skull, the back of the upper jaw has less bone than the lower jaw.
  • Bone may have been lost because of periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Tooth loss may have led to a loss of bone as well. Once teeth are gone, bone begins to be resorbed (absorbed back into the body). If teeth have been missing for a long time, there often is not enough bone left to place implants. 
  • The maxillary sinus may be too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed. The shape and the size of this sinus varies from person to person. The sinus also can get larger as you age. 

Sinus lifts have become common during the last 15 years as more people get dental implants to replace missing teeth.

Once the bone is in place, the tissue is stitched closed. Your implants will be placed four to nine months later. This allows time for the grafted material to mesh with your bone. The amount of time depends on the graft material that was used.

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning - Ribagin DentTeeth Cleaning - Ribagin Dent

Dental cleaning involves removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a kettle. Usually it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale, or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (or prophyfor short). It’s a Greek word which means “to prevent beforehand” – in this case, it helps prevent gum disease. At Ribagin Dent, preventative dentistry is what it is all about...


Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing - Ribagin DentScaling and Root Planing - Ribagin Dent

---per unit-----The objective of scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, or non-surgical periodontal therapy, is to remove or eliminate the etiologic (originating) agents which cause inflammation: dental plaque, its products and calculus. Thus helping to establish a periodontium (soft tissues of the mouth) that is free of disease.

Here at Ribagin Dent, Our dentists will assist you in obtaining optimal oral health...


Ultrasonic Scaling

Ultrasonic Scaling - Ribagin Dent

Periodontal disease, an infection of the teeth, gums, and bone that surrounds the teeth, is the number-one cause of adult tooth loss. It begins when plaque, a sticky film of food and bacteria, builds up on your teeth. If plaque isn’t removed, it hardens into calculus, also called tartar. The buildup of plaque and tartar dramatically increases the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth and can result in deepening spaces between the teeth and gums, called pockets. Bacteria trigger the body’s immune system to produce enzymes.

These enzymes destroy the bone surrounding the teeth, which ultimately leads to tooth loss.

To fight periodontal disease, we need to reduce plaque, tartar, and the number of bacteria in the pockets in your mouth. One device we use to remove calculus from teeth is an ultrasonic scaler. It consists of a wand with a small scaling tip that produces a soft ultrasonic vibration. The small, quick vibrations in combination with a water flow give us a whole new level of effectiveness in calculus removal. 

Teeth Contouring and Reshaping

Teeth Contouring and Reshaping - Ribagin DentTeeth Contouring and Reshaping - Ribagin Dent

Tooth reshaping, or contouring, is one of few instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry.  Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session.

The dental contouring procedure can even be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. It is also a procedure of subtle changes. A few millimeters of reduction and a few millimeters of tooth-colored laminate can create a beautiful smile when performed by our dentists, with no discomfort to you. Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth.


Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening - Ribagin DentTeeth Whitening - Ribagin Dent
  • In office bleaching with Zoom   600 BGN
  • At home custom tray bleaching  300 BGN

To us here at Ribagin Dent, your smile is important. Its one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. 

Take a first step in feeling good and looking great with brighter, whiter teeth in less than an hour. Zoom! teeth whitening is safe, effective and very fast, and performed only by a dental professional.


Chemical Teeth Whitening

Chemical Teeth Whitening - Ribagin Dent

 This process can be used to lighten up the stains from the teeth. It can be done in the dentists chamber or at home. Dentists apply a particular gel to the teeth. Through a reaction it penetrates the enamel of the teeth and removes the deeply rooted stains. This process is very effective and demands one or two sittings. Chemical bleaching also can be done at home. In that case a tray containing mild whitening gel is used as per the dentists suggest. 

Please contact Ribagin Dent for an appointment that will set you on the path to a whiter smile.


Home Whitening Kits

Home Whitening Kits - Ribagin Dent

This includes custom trays made specifically for you so that the best technique is achieved and effectiveness is optimal.


Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser Teeth Whitening - Ribagin DentLaser Teeth Whitening - Ribagin Dent

Using a laser with a whitening gel, this is an in-office bleaching system that we prefer at Ribagin Dent.  

The translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and a laser light is used to activate the crystals to absorb the energy from the light and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth. The length of time in the cosmetic dentists chair depends on the degree of discoloration you have. One visit is usually all it takes for a bright smile.


Whitening Top Up Treatment

Whitening Top Up Treatment - Ribagin Dent

Whether you would like us to top up your teeth whitening in the surgery or at home, give us a call here at Ribagin Dent so that we can keep your smile as white as it was when you last whitened your teeth, or even whiter than before!


TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Treatment

TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Treatment - Ribagin Dent

Here at Ribagin Dent, it is not just about teeth that we are specialists in. The bones, muscles and all the other soft tissues of the head and neck need to be considered as part of good oral health. One such problem that is common to dentistry is the TMJ disorder.

  Temporomandibular syndrome: signs and symptoms:

  • Pain in the facial muscles and jaw joints may radiate to the neck or shoulders. Joints may be overstretched. You may experience muscle spasms from TMJ syndrome. You may feel pain every time you talk, chew, or yawn. Pain usually appears in the joint itself, in front of the ear, but it may move elsewhere in the skull, face, or jaw and lead to headaches, dizziness, and even migraines.
  • TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss. Sometimes people mistake TMJ pain for an ear problem, such as an ear infection, when the ear is not the problem at all.
  • When the joints move, you may hear sounds, such as clicking, grating, and/or popping. Others may also be able to hear the sounds. Clicking and popping are common. This means the disc may be in an abnormal position. Sometimes no treatment is needed if the sounds give you no pain.
  • Your face and mouth may swell on the affected side.
  • The jaw may lock wide open (then it is dislocated), or it may not open fully at all. Also, upon opening, the lower jaw may deviate to one side. You may find yourself favoring one painful side or the other by opening your jaw awkwardly. These changes could be sudden. Your teeth may not fit properly together, and your bite may feel odd.
  • You may have trouble swallowing because of the muscle spasms.

Non-Surgical TMJ Treatment

Non-Surgical TMJ Treatment - Ribagin Dent

Non-surgical treatments for TMJ  include physical therapy, the use of medicinal therapy including non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (such as ibuprofen) and the use of muscle relaxants. 


Tooth Jewellery

Tooth Jewellery - Ribagin Dent
If your teeth are very nice but you desire to improve your beauty even more, you can decorate your teeth with a jewel. Your smile will be doubly impressive.

We here at Ribagin Dent will fulfil your desires and come up with something that will dazzle your friends, colleagues and family.


Treatment of Orofacial Pain

Treatment of Orofacial Pain - Ribagin Dent

The use of the oral cavity is the beginning of our digestive systems. If this is compromised it can effect our lives negatively. You swallow approximately 2,000 times per day which causes the upper and lower teeth to come together and push against the skull.  People who have:

  1. unstable bite

  2. missing teeth

  3. poorly aligned teeth

  4. clenching

  5. grinding teeth

  6. trauma to head and neck 

  7. poor ergonomics............

           ......have trouble because the muscles work harder to bring the teeth together, causing strain.  This pain my also occur in ears, eyes, sinuses, checks or side of the head or there may a clicking when moving the jaw or even locking if the jaw is opened or closed.



Veneers - Ribagin DentVeneers - Ribagin Dent

---per unit---Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite is placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration and chips or cracks.

Although dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create bright, white smiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth, they also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Other benefits of veneers include durability, an improved smile appearance, and the need for little-to-no removal of tooth structure compared to crowns.

We are at the forefront of veneer treatment due to the fact that our prosthedontist, Dr Ivaylo Ribagin, has given advise and presented lectures on this subject at conferences, at the Dental University here in Sofia and to his peers in day-to-day treatments. Dr Ribagin has even patented dental equipment/materials that are utilised by other dentists, proving that he is respected amongst his peers.


Composite Veneers

Composite Veneers - Ribagin Dent

---per unit---Composite veneers cover the facial surface of teeth to change tooth colour, position or shape. Addition of composite to tooth structure increases tooth size and therefore, there is often tooth reduction to make room for composite placement. Amount of reduction is determined by position of original tooth in relation to the desired position and colour of tooth structure in relation to the thickness of composite materials required to block out colour.

Call us for an appointment today.



Lumineers™ - Ribagin Dent

Transform your entire appearance, painlessly with Lumineers at Ribagin Dent

Smiling should be a happy, enjoyable experience, not stressful or embarrassing. With LUMINEERS, you no longer have to hide your smile…and you don’t have to endure lengthy, uncomfortable procedures to get the smile you enjoy sharing with the world. LUMINEERS offer:

  • Painless procedure
  • Sensitivity-free results
  • Permanently white results that last
  • Quick and easy process


Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers - Ribagin Dent

Porcelain dental veneers are a beautiful way to correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. By placing a customized porcelain shell over the surface of the tooth, our dentists can provide patients with bright, aligned, and natural looking smiles. Dental flaws that may have been a source of embarrassment or discomfort for years can be corrected with porcelain veneers in as little as one or two appointments. If you are considering porcelain veneers and would like more information, please contact us.

Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery Consultation

Ribagin Dent - Dr Ivaylo Ribagin

Payment information

Credit cards


Private Patients WelcomeDental Plans AcceptedEuropean Health Insurance Card
Dr Ivaylo Ribagin - Associate Dentist at Ribagin Dent

Dr Ivaylo Ribagin

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist
  English, French, Bulgarian, Russian

Head of operations at Ribagin Dent, Dr Ivaylo Ribagin is also the assistant doctor at the prosthodontics department at the Sofia Dental Faculty. He has acquired a post graduate degree in prosthodontics and is responsible for the initiative “The smile I always dreamed of” which is now a fully-fledged dental program.

Show Phone Number

23 Tvardishki prohod street, Fifth floor, Strelbishte, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1404Bulgaria