According to our international patients, one of the biggest considerations before travelling abroad for Dental Implants is the duration of the treatment. Did you know that it is possible to have same day Dental Implants in Turkey dental clinics for up to 75% less than in the UK?
What does same day Dental Implants mean?
Before you proceed reading, we would like to give an initial information about same day dental implants. ‘Same day dental implants’ phrase applies for only the first phase of the treatment. It does not necessarily mean the completion of the whole procedure in just a single day. Practically it is doable. However, dental implant is not a “Place the implants and forget” procedure. This article applies for the first phase of the whole procedure, implantation and immediate loading of the temporary dentures, which is completed in 24 hours.
Conventional Dental Implant treatment in Turkey takes from 3 months to 1 year. The first phase normally takes 8 to 10 days and second phase takes 7 days. However, when the patients jawbone is suitable, it is possible to finish the first phase of the treatment in a single visit of 24 hours. Same day dental implants have a high success rate, as long as they are placed under suitable conditions (Good primary stability of implants, hygienic surgery environment etc.) by experienced dentists.
In this article we are going to explain advantages and disadvantages of this procedure.
Example Same Day Implants Case from November 2019
David (53) from the United Kingdom contacted us for dental implants. After understanding his expectations from the treatment and the state of his teeth, we prepared a treatment plan for him. He had excessive jaw-bone resorption, hence he lost many of his teeth. We included his remaining teeth with poor bone support in the dental implants treatment plan, which would probably last around another 4-5 years before getting loose.
On November, he travelled to our clinic with his wife for all-on-8 Dental Implants package, which will allow us to provide him with an aesthetic zirconium bridge after the completion of his waiting period. He also preferred to have the treatment under sedation, while he is sleeping. We performed 2 separate dental implant surgeries under sedation.
Day 1: We placed 8 Dental Implants to the lower jaw under sedation and then took the impression for the temporary denture.
Day 2: We prepared and fitted the temporary denture to the lower jaw in less than 24 hours.
Day 3: Free.
Day 4: We placed 8 Dental Implants to the upper jaw under sedation again and took the impressions for temporary denture.
Day 5: We prepared and fitted the temporary denture to the upper jaw in less than 24 hours.
Day 6: Last Checks
David will be using his temporary implant supported dentures without any problems, which will be replaced with the screw retained permanent zirconium bridge on February 2020, at the end of 3 months waiting period.
During this waiting/healing period of 3 months, there are a few important homeworks to do:
- Soft Diet: Since the implants are at the process of healing, we advise our patients to eat soft foods in order to avoid high stress on the implants during the healing period.
- Maintain Oral Hygiene: The oral hygiene is crucial to prevent possible peri-implantitis, which means infection of the tissues that surrounding the implants.. We design the temporary dentures in a way that patients will be able to clean under them without a hassle. Water floss devices are great tools to clean food that got stuck under the implant supported temporary denture.
- Keep in touch with our dentists: Notify our dentists directly on WhatsApp about any discomfort or possible pain. We may modify the visits plan or give advices where necessary.
February 2020 Update: David’s Second Visit for Completion of the Implant Supported Bridge
David travelled back to our clinic for his second visit on February and stayed for 1 week. We began with an x-ray to see the healing. The healing was excellent with no bone resorption around the implants which is a result of good surgery and good post-op oral hygiene maintenance by the patient. We completed his highly aesthetic screw-retained implant supported zirconia bridge in only 7 days.
Appointments Plan for the 2nd Visit:
Day 1: X-ray + Impressions
Day 2: Free
Day 3: Zirconia Base Try-in
Day 4: Free
Day 5: Free
Day 6: Permanent Cementation
Day 7: Last Checks
What is the main difference between conventional Dental Implants and same day Dental Implants?
Conventional Dental Implant Procedure in Turkey:
•First phase takes 8 to 10 days and second phase takes 7 days. First Phase Appointments: Implant placement (1st day), stitches removal (On 7th day), Impression (7th day), temporary denture (8th day). Second Phase: Impressions and preparation of the permanent metal/zirconia supported bridge.
•Non-resorbable stitches used
•At the end of the first phase, a fixed or non-fixed temporary denture will be given.
Same Day Dental Implants in Turkey (IMMEDIATE IMPLANTATION & IMMEDIATE LOADING):
•The first phase of treatment is completed within 24 hours. Impression for temporary denture is taken at the end of the dental implant surgery.
•Punch technique used. Therefore no stitches.
•Requires good quality jaw bone and primary stability of the Dental Implant.
•No need for a second surgery at the second phase as the healing cap stage will be bypassed.
•Fixed temporary dentures at the end of first visit.
Extraction & Dental Implant treatment at the same appointment in Turkey (Immediate Implantation)
Following the extraction, it normally takes up to 3 months for extraction socket to heal. However, under suitable conditions, it is possible to place an implant immediately to the socket. Hence, patients will not have to wait for months to have their Dental Implant treatment done.
•It is mandatory to have a healthy bone and suitable root shape to have Immediate Dental Implant placement.
•Your dentist may find it necessary to apply bone grafts.
•Depending on the bone quality, it is possible to provide crown in 3 days(Immediate Loading) instead of dentures. However if the bone quality is not adequate, it is still possible to cover the gap with temporary removable denture.
•If your jaw is not suitable for Immediate Loading, you will wait 3 months until the Dental Implant fuses with the jawbone.
•A certain treatment planning for Immediate Dental Implants in Turkey can be made preferably after a CBCT 3D scan.
How many times do I need to travel for having Dental Implants in Turkey?
Dental Implant treatment in Turkey can take from 3 months to 1 year. This time varies for each patient and the only way to plan your visits to Turkey is to get in touch with your dentist in Turkey.
We strongly recommend to get a treatment plan before travelling to another country for dental treatment to avoid inconveniences.
Contact us to get a treatment plan before planning your journey.
Last Updated: 24/06/2020