Dental Implants

Your dental health is a vital aspect of your general health. Besides giving an attractive smile, caring for your dental health prevents different dental issues that may cost you more money, pain, and time.

If you have gaps between your teeth and dental restorations such as crowns or bridges are not a suitable treatment option, you can opt for implants. Dental implants are an excellent option for closing gaps between teeth.

Dental implants can restore your smile, especially if no support is available close to the gaps to hold dental bridges. Dental implants serve as artificial teeth roots where you can fit other dental restorations like crowns and bridges.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are dental restorations with a fixed abutment. The most common implants are titanium implants. These implants are biocompatible and allergic reactions to titanium are rare. After fitting a dental implant, the dental professional will place an abutment to fix the suitable restoration. You need to recover after the implant fitting before any other procedure.

Generally, dental implant treatments, including fitting the right restoration, last for 2 – 3 months.

When are dental implants a suitable treatment?

You can have dental implants to replace missing teeth. If you have a missing tooth, you can get a dental implant to fill the space without damaging the adjacent teeth.

Dental implants are also a suitable treatment for several missing teeth. After fitting the dental implants, the dental professional will secure removable dentures instead of full dentures that easily fall out.  

If no teeth are in the mouth, you can get implants to support the removable dentures and increase denture retention to prevent movement.

How long is dental implant treatment?

Dental implant treatment usually requires two visits to the dental clinic. The recovery will depend on the health and structure of the jawbone. Generally, recovery lasts for 2 – 3 months.

What is the cost of dental implants?

Getting dental implants is usually expensive, but unlike in other countries, dental implants in Turkey are affordable. The cost of dental implants in many countries like the US and UK is about two times more than the cost in Turkey.

Prices of Dental Implants in Turkey

When comparing the cost of dental implants, it is important to consider the trademark. Some local brands are also available. Another factor that affects the cost of getting implants is the number of visits. You need at least two visits to the clinic, and each visit incurs a cost.

The first appointment will be to fit the implants and abutment. The second, which comes after recovery, is for fitting the dental crown.

Below is an estimate of dental implants in Turkey.

Visit 1

  • Neodent Dental Implant and abutment – £413
  • Straumann Dental Implants and abutment – £665
  • All On 4 Nobel Biocare Dental Implants and temporary dentures – £2570

Visit 2

  • Zirconium Dental Crowns £176

Full implants set

Generally, people with dental issues that need tooth extraction will benefit from getting dental implants. To get full-mouth dental implants, you will need 6 – 8 implants, not one for each tooth. It is best to wait for a while between getting the implants, abutment, and crowns during the implant procedure.  

You can opt for all-on-4 dental implants to replace all missing teeth. Fitting all-on-4 dental implants is easier and more affordable.

Dental implants passports

Dental implants have specific passports. These passports serve as your global implant ID. With these passports, you can be sure of the trademark of your dental implant. Some dental implants like the Nobel Biocare and Straumann have a lifetime warranty. Ensure you keep your dental implant passport.

Can every patient get dental implants?

Any patient with good general health can get a dental implant if the jaw bone structure can support the implant. The amount of jaw bone will determine the success of the implant procedure.

For your implants to last long, your jaw bone must be strong with a certain size and thickness. If the jaw bone is insufficient, you can undergo a bone transplant and soft tissue surgery. This procedure is unsuitable for young people who haven’t had complete bone development.  

Girls must be at least 16, and boys 18 to have a bone transplant to support the jawbone before implant placement. You can have this surgery provided you are above these age limits. Older people are more likely to get dental implants because tooth loss is common in old age.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are comfortable and can last long. They give a natural structure for replacing missing teeth, and the process doesn’t affect other healthy teeth. Since dental implants replace the tooth root, they preserve the entire tooth structure, making them the safest option for replacing missing teeth.

What is the procedure for dental implants?

Your dental professional will administer local anaesthesia before the procedure to prevent discomfort or pain. In some cases, the dental professional will administer general anaesthesia. Slight swelling and pain are common after placing dental implants. If you experience pain, over-the-counter pain medication will help relieve the pain. You can resume your regular activities a few days after getting dental implants.

How long do dental implants last?

A well-placed dental implant can resist different factors compared to the natural tooth root, provided the osseointegration phase is complete. Some implants can last for up to 30 – 40 years. Several factors affect the lifespan of dental implants. Maintaining good health and continuous oral care will ensure your implant remains healthy and lasts long.

Is a dental implant treatment expensive?

Fitting dental implants involves advanced technology, and it is a long process. These factors contribute to the high cost of the implant compared to routine dental procedures. Although dental implants cost more than other options for replacing missing teeth, they are a one-time investment that preserves your oral health.

Advantages of dental implants  

People without teeth in their mouths have a chance to use fixed dentures after fitting dental implants. Removable prostheses come with several problems that do not occur when you fit dental implants to support the prosthesis.

For example, fitting dental implants instead of removable prostheses eliminates nausea and reduced taste due to the design of the upper tooth prostheses close to your palate. You can also achieve a more aesthetic appearance with dental implants.  

Dental implants allow you to chew food properly, which supports proper digestion to supply you with nutrients. It increases your self-confidence and boosts your social life as you wouldn’t worry about your dental restoration falling out in the middle of a conversation or dinner with friends.

What factors affect the success of dental implants?

Getting the right diagnosis is important for a successful dental implant procedure. Your overall health is also important. For example, if you have diabetes, the chances of the implant failing are high.

Your dental surgeon’s skill and experience can determine if the treatment will be successful. Smoking and excessive alcohol use increase the risk of implant failure. Cleaning and maintaining dental implants are also important for the implant to last long. In the right circumstances, the success rate of dental implants is 98%.