dental implant is a bio-compatible screw which replicates the root of a tooth. They are placed inside the jawbone of patients with a minor surgery under local anaesthesia in order to replace missing teeth or badly damaged teeth. Although dental implants became popular in the last 20 years, in modern dentistry, dental implants has been used since 1965.
Titanium is the most commonly used dental implant material. However, there are other types of dental implants available such as Zirconium Dental Implants which are relatively new in dentistry and does not have enough studies and long term results as much as titanium implants does.
Dental implants are used for replacing missing, loose or badly damaged teeth. They provide a great long-term solution for complete or partial edentulous jaws. Dental implants restores both functions and aesthetics as a single crown or an implant supported bridge.
We receive the enquiry of ‘remove all my teeth and replace with implants‘ quite often. However, we would like our readers/patients to understand that removing a tooth with good/healthy bone support just for aesthetic reasons or pain is a quite unnecessary and bad idea.
All-On-4 concept is an affordable alternative to other full mouth implant options. In this concept, a full mouth denture or a fixed bridge is supported with 4 implants placed in the jawbone. All-on-4 concept also allows dentists and patients to avoid advanced implant procedures such as sinus floor lifting, inferior alveolar nerve lateralisation and bone expansion osteotomy.
All-On-4 Dental Implant costs range between £2500 (Acrylic Denture) and £4000 (PFM Bridge) in Turkey for a single jaw. Even though acrylic dentures over implants may sound like a good deal, they are not as comfortable, strong, hygienic and aesthetic as other options. In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we provide acrylic dentures as temporary dentures at no extra cost to our patients for the waiting period.
All-On-6 is a full mouth dental implant concept which consists of a fixed bridge supported by 6 dental implants placed in a single jaw. In this concept, each implant is exposed to less amount of occlusal stresses caused by chewing and grinding compared to all-on-4 concept. Depending on the locations of the implants, advanced dental implant procedures may be necessary for this concept.
All-On-6 Dental Implant costs range between £4800 (PFM Bridge) and £5500 (Zirconia Bridge) in Turkey for a single jaw. In Esdent Dental Cenre, single jaw All-on-6 Dental Implants procedure costs £4840 including 14 Unit PFM Bridge, Implant Abutments, 5 star accommodation and VIP Transfers for both visits and Temporary dentures. We provide the temporary dentures on the next day of the implant surgery.
Replacing a single missing tooth with a dental implant instead of a dental bridge has many benefits. When replacing a missing tooth with a dental bridge, the front and back tooth of the missing tooth needs to be drilled to function as a bridge abutment. This is pretty acceptible when the ‘abutment’ teeth are already damaged. However, when the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are completely healthy, the bridge option will be unnecesarily invasive. In this case, the missing tooth can be restored with a single dental implant without any damamge to the adjacent teeth.
In addition to being more conservative than other options, a single dental implant option will cost almost the same as a 3 unit dental bridge.
Price comparison of options for replacing a single missing tooth:
•Dental Bridge: 3 Unit Zirconia Bridge Cost: £585
•Implant Option: 1 Dental Implant + 1 Zirconia Crown including abutment: £640
Every patient’s jaw is different and there is no standardised treatment duration for dental implants in Turkey. Dental Implant procedures can be completed in a single visit to Turkey or may require multiple visits with at least 3 months intervals. If treatment will be completed in a single visit, we usually need approximately 10 days. For multiple visit cases including full mouth implants, the first visit to Turkey can be completed in as short as 2 days.
Even though we place the implants and provide a temporary denture on the next day, we recommend our patients to stay for a few days extra instead of travelling back to their countries straight-away. Our patients should not worry about the costs of extra days in the hotel since 5 star accommodation and private car transfers are our complimentary services.
Our dentists consider many factors when planning dental implant visits, including but not limited to;
•Number of Implants
•Single Jaw or Double Jaw
•Systemic Diseases (Diabetes, Bone diseases, Heart Conditions and more)
•Primary stability of implants
•Advanced Implant Procedures
An example of visit plans for full mouth dental implants in Turkey, when there is no systemic disease and average bone quality:
•First Visit (6 Days): Implants + Temporary Denture (if applicable)
•Second Visit (8 Days): 3 Months after the first visit. Permanent bridge will be provided in this visit.
Custom treatment plans will be provided by our dentists after an online consultation during the quotation stage.
Dental Implants are the most reliable treatment options to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium and are bio-compatible. They are placed in the jaw bone in order to be used as a core, which will be covered with crown or dentures later.
Parts of a Dental Implant
A dental Implant consist of two main parts and an artificial tooth. These parts are called body and abutment of the dental implant. Body: Body is the main part of a dental implant which will be placed inside the jawbone. Implant body fuses with jaw bone and carries abutment. Abutment: Abutment is the part that is fitted to the implant body. This can be considered as a connector between implant body and the crown / denture. Artificial Tooth: This is the only visible part of dental implant. It is screwed or cemented to the implant abutment.
Does It Hurt During The Implant Surgery?
Dental Implant procedures are performed under local anaesthesia. After the jaw gets numb, patients will not feel any pain during the implant placement procedure. Moreover most of our patients tells us that they didn’t feel any post-op pain after the surgery.
How Long Does The Surgery Take?
Single Dental Implant procedures take approximately 15-20 minutes after the anaesthesia. Full Jaw Dental Implants surgery may take up to 3 hours.
Should I have my teeth removed and replaced with Dental Implants?
According to our dental implant enquiry statistics, considerable amount of people are thinking about having all of their healthy teeth removed and replaced with an implant supported dental bridge made of porcelain fused to metal or zirconia crowns. However, removing a tooth should be the last option to sort out dental problems.No dental prosthetics will feel as comfortable and natural as your healthy tooth. Of course, dental implants are the best options for replacing a missing, loose or badly damaged tooth. However, this does not mean that they are more comfortable than your natural tooth.
We have explained the situations where we keep or remove a tooth for dental implants on a different post in detail.
How Long Do I Have To Wait After Implant Surgery?
Average time required for fusion between a dental implant and the jaw bone is approximately 3 months. During this period, you will have temporary dentures. Moreover, if the jaw bone quality is good, we fit the dentures & crowns during the first visit. This is a common procedure that we successfully perform on our patients who has healthy jaw bone.
Fusion time may be effected by the medical conditions and the technology used in the surface of the implant which will be placed. The fusion time might be increased especially for patients with diabetes.
There are different techniques such as PRGF which we commonly use for many cases in order to decrease the fusion time and improve the bone formation in the implantation area.
How Many Times Do I Need to Visit Turkey For Dental Implants?
You might need to visit Turkey once or twice. This depends on your jawbone quality and number of dental implants. • We are able to complete the whole process in a single visit. This procedure is called immediate loading. If our dentists finds it appropriate, we aim to complete the whole treatment in a single visit. • If you need to visit us twice, we won’t leave you with no teeth. We provide free immediate temporary dentures on the next day of the surgery. On your next visit which should be done at least 3 months after the first visit, we will remove these temporary dentures and place the new bridge. Second visit can be finished in 4 days.
How long do I need to stay in Turkey for Dental Implants?
We advise our patients to stay 8 to 10 days for multiple dental implant placements. However, depending on the condition of jawbone, treatment can be completed earlier or later than this. Once we prepare a treatment plan to our patients, we will give details about the necessary length of stay.
Is it possible to have Dental Implants in one day?
As Esdent Dental Centre, we provide same day dental implants to our patients quite often. Once we place your implants, we take impressions in the same session and start preparing your teeth in our dental laboratory. Our in-house dental lab finishes the work in 24 hours and your dentures will be fit within 24 hours of the implant surgery. For more information about same day dental implants, read our blog post here.
Will there be a swelling on my face after Dental Implants?
It is hard to say yes or no to this question. After complicated surgical procedures and multiple implant placements, it is possible to have facial swelling for a couple of days. This also depends on the habits and medical conditions of a patient. A big percentage of our patients reported that there was no swelling or post-op pain at all after the surgery.
Dental Implant Brands
Esdent Dental Centre in Turkey provides different implant brand options to our patients. Available options include: • BTI • STRAUMANN • ADIN • TAG • NUCLEOSS