Dental Implant in Turkey

Dental implants serve as an effective solution for missing teeth, offering not only aesthetic enhancement but also restoring the ability to chew and safeguarding against jaw bone deterioration.

The implants are surgically placed in the jawbone as an artificial tooth to replace missing teeth or you can have a full set of implants to completely transform your smile, leaving you with a more natural look to your teeth.

Preparing for Dental Implants

Before the dental implant procedure, the dentist will take an x-ray to assess your teeth, upper and lower jaw, and take impressions so they can create an implant that matches your teeth.

The dentist will examine your jawbone to check if there is enough bone density to hold the implants in place and assess if you need additional surgery to support the implant procedure. They will also check to see if you have gum disease, diabetes, periodontal disease, and any other medical conditions or dental hygiene issues that could affect you having implants.

During the initial consultation they will ask you what type of implants you want, and whether you require a single dental implant or a full mouth restoration. The dentist may prescribe antibiotics a few days before the procedure, as a normal process, to mitigate early implant failures. If you are having anaesthetic, then it is recommended to have a light meal a couple of hours before the procedure.

Before having dental implants It is important to give the clinic access to your medical history and inform them of any medications you are taking before surgery, so they can best advise on the pre-operative process.

Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure starts by the dentist removing the damaged teeth, then cutting into the gum so they can drill a small hole into your jawbone. The implants are then inserted into the holes and closed with stitches.

If the jaw is too thin or too bulky, the dentist may need to remove bone or perform a bone graft to prepare the jaw for implants. In some cases a sinus lift may also be necessary if the sinuses are too close to the upper jaw. This will be assessed as part of the examination with the dentist. (1)

After the implant procedure,  the dentist allows you time to heal and let the bone grow – the osseointegration stage. An abutment is placed when you return. This is placed in the tissue and closed up. It is a minor procedure and a local anaesthetic is given beforehand. (2)

Once the abutment is attached to the metal post placed initially, it is left to heal for another couple of weeks, usually, by the 2nd week you can go back, and upon the last and final appointment, the final touches are added (i.e. the implant tooth or ‘prosthesis’ is placed securely).

Dental Implant Costs in Turkey?

The cost for full mouth dental implants is around £4,000, which usually includes VIP transfers, treatments, follow up consultations, and four star hotel accommodation is provided for the entire length of stay of treatment.

If you require partial implants, then the cost can vary depending on the amount of teeth, but typical; prices in Turkey range from:

– All 4 dental implants cost – From £2,000
– All on 6 dental implants – From £ 2400

Comparing the cost to the UK, it is likely you will pay around £18,000 for a full set of implants, which is a huge difference in price, so travelling to Turkey could save you thousands of pounds for the exact same treatment.

When choosing a clinic in Turkey it is important to check they are registered with the Ministry of Health for medical tourism, and the dentist should be registered with the academy of aesthetic dentistry.

Any experienced and reputable dental practitioner should be able to provide a range of patient reviews, before and after photos, and show you credentials and insurance for the practice, so it is important to ask for this prior to the surgery.

Dental Implant Recovery ?

Typically it takes 5-7 days before you can expect the symptoms to subside. Both your face and gums may be swollen for a few days after, and there may be some minor bleeding, so it is advised to keep a cotton ball in the area for a day or two and use the over-the-counter painkillers, prescribed antibiotics, and inflammatory medication recommended by the dentist.

Dental implants will need the same care as normal teeth would. Make sure to brush all four quadrants of your mouth, gently and thoroughly in circular motions. You should also be flossing all your teeth, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash both before and after brushing, as well as in between meals especially for the first couple of days till the soreness has minimised. (3)

Dental Implant Risks

One of the most common complications with Dental Implants is if the implant does not take to the bone. Generally this is a low risk procedure, but as with all surgery there are side effects and risks.

– Implant rejection or failure
– Nerve Damage
– Infection
– Peri-implantitis
– Sinus Problems

If you experience any pain in your mouth, speech issues, or swelling to your face, then you should contact your doctor immediatly. 

FAQs

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?


As long as you have healthy gums, and enough space within the jawbones to hold the implants, then you are good to go. If you have been to a dentist or dental surgeon for a routine dental extraction in the past and recovered well, then getting an implant should be fine.


How long do I need to stay in Turkey for Dental Implants?


It is recommended to stay in Turkey for 7-9 days, so the dentist can see how your teeth are taking to the implants, remove the stitches, and allow enough time for the preparation and implementation of the implants.


Is it Safe to Get Dental Implants in Turkey?


Dental Implants in Turkey are considered safe, but it is important to do your research on the clinic and dentist before making a decision. Another essential safety measure is when you leave the country as you should follow all the instructions given by the dentist for post-surgery recovery.


Disclaimer:


The content on this website is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is important to seek medical advice from a medical practitioner before undergoing any surgery.


References:


1) https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-bone-graft
2) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29635590/
3)https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/health-information/dental-implants/after-having-dental-implant 

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