Dental Implant in Turkey

The dental implant sector in Turkey is quite developed. The fact that thousands of patients from abroad choose to be treated in our country every year is a manifestation of this.

Dental implant; is a material that replaces teeth lost due to trauma, decay or a different reason. These artificial tooth roots are screw-shaped, produced from titanium alloy and fixed to the jawbone. On top of that, another material is placed as a prosthesis. At this point, zirconium or metal-supported porcelain is generally preferred.

It gives more functional, permanent and aesthetic results compared to traditional prostheses and veneers. Dental implants that serve as the basis for removable and fixed teeth; acts as a support for bridge teeth or denture applications. It is widely used due to its high tissue compatibility.

In those who are missing a single tooth, it is possible to apply a single implant and cover it without cutting the neighbouring teeth. In patients with multiple tooth loss, implants replace the root of the tooth and provide fixed teeth. This is the best alternative treatment method for those who do not want to use a total prosthesis.

Dental Implant Advantages

  • It creates a natural tooth look and feel.
  • It is durable and permanent. Because it is designed to fuse with bone.
  • It is possible for unsuitable dentures to slip in the mouth and affect speech function. There is no such risk with dental implants.
  • Dentures can make it difficult to eat. Functioning like a normal tooth, dental implants allow you to eat food as before without pain and additional effort. It offers strong bite force.
  • When you lose a tooth, a gap occurs in the place of the root. Implant application fills this place like a real tooth.
  • On the other hand, dental implants give the person a healthy, beautiful smile and improve their self-confidence.
  • Dental implant application Existing teeth are not damaged as it does not require reduction of adjacent teeth. It improves oral hygiene and creates harmony between teeth.

In Which Situations Is Dental Implant Applied?

  • Dental implant is one of the best treatments for oral health in case of loss of teeth due to factors such as decay, accident, or gum disease. Lack of teeth spoils the aesthetic appearance and prevents the fulfillment of the chewing function. It negatively affects self-confidence, changes mouth closure, and various problems occur in the jaw joint. Dental implants are the best solution in these situations.
  • Those who have genetically missing teeth can also get rid of this problem by having implant treatment.
  • Implants can be applied in patients with advanced bone resorption who cannot use prostheses.
  • Implant treatment is used to create a new tooth without damaging the adjacent teeth in those who have lost a single tooth.
  • In case of missing molars, implant and bridge treatment can be performed.

Who Cannot Have Implant Treatment?

  • Implant treatment is not preferred in young patients whose bone growth and development have not been completed.
  • It may be inconvenient for those who receive radiotherapy to the head and neck regions to have implants.
  • Smoking reduces the success rate of the implant and delays wound healing. For this reason, implant treatment may not be considered appropriate for those who smoke a lot.
  • In those with systemic diseases such as autoimmune disease, haemophilia, high blood pressure and diabetes, these disorders should be controlled before deciding on implant treatment.
  • Implant treatment may not be performed in patients who use medications that suppress the immune system (for example, Corticosteroid, Bisphosphonate, etc.). If a consultation is made before the operation and the necessary conditions are achieved, then the implant application can be safe.

Dental Implant Types

Subperiosteal Implants: These are attached under the gingival tissue or on the jawbone. These artificial roots, which have a metal base, are designed to mimic a natural tooth. If the patient’s bone tissue is not in a structure to support the intraosseous implant, these implants are preferred.

Endosteal Implants: It is a type of implant that is surgically placed directly on the jawbone. It has a cylindrical or conical structure.

How is a Dental Implant Applied?

The answer to this question depends on the person’s bone density, face and bone structure, how many teeth are missing, and the type of implant used. The methods used in the treatment are:

  1. The tooth is extracted and the implant is immediately placed in the resulting cavity.
  2. In the closed method, the tissue to which the implant will be applied is not cut. A cavity is created with the help of a laser and the implant is placed here.
  3. The third method is; It is the application of the implant over the mucosa. This method is preferred for mini implants.
  4. The classical surgical method is applied by opening a gap in the jawbone of the person by surgery. The implant is placed in this space and sutured.

The implant takes the place of the tooth root. Permanent dentures are not applied immediately but after a few months. A waiting period of 3-6 months is required for the implant to fuse with the jawbone.

What Should Be Considered After Implant Treatment?

  • Oral care should be done. Otherwise, the gums around the implants become inflamed and gum diseases occur. The implants may be lost in the future. Teeth should be brushed twice a day. Dental floss should be used to clean the places that the toothbrush cannot reach. Again, with the recommendation of the physician, products such as interface brush and mouthwash can be used.
  • Smoking and alcohol use should be avoided during the healing process.
  • After the operation, soft foods should be consumed for a while, and a gradual transition to a normal diet should be ensured.
  • If the dentist has recommended vitamin and mineral supplements, they should be used without interruption.
  • Your dental will tell you how long you should avoid very hot and cold foods, grainy and hard foods. You should follow his advice on this matter.

Dental Implant Prices in Turkey

Exact price information can be provided to you through a free online consultation with us. Factors affecting implant prices are:

  • Implant quality and brand (Foreign implant brands usually cost more.)
  • Experience of the dentist (Amateur dentists can give implant prices lower than normal. However, since experienced dentists serve at appropriate standards, the implant treatment fee is not below the market price.)
  • The number of missing teeth and how many implants will be used (Multiple dental implants are more expensive than single tooth implants.)
  • Whether another treatment is required before the implant application (For example, if there is not enough bone tissue in the patient’s jaw, this problem must be corrected before preparing for the implant.)
  • Whether extra procedures will be performed after the implant treatment (tooth cleaning, smile design and similar complementary applications)