Dental implants in Turkey are the only type of tooth replacement that prevents bone loss. They function and look just like natural teeth.
This permanent treatment is quite expensive, as its cost includes surgery, implant manufacturing costs and prostheses installation. But any patient can get the best dental implants for a much lower price if they are willing to travel abroad for their treatment.
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Cost of Teeth Implants in Turkey
The prices for dental treatments in the UK and EU can be prohibitive for many people, even if they are partially covered by their health insurance. Fortunately for them, Turkey is one of the best countries to get high-quality medical services.
Healthcare prices in Turkey are very affordable for patients from Europe, as the living costs here are much lower. The lower living costs make prices of all services lower too, so services of the same quality as in Europe cost much less in Turkey.
BEFORE & AFTER
Turkish dental clinics are particularly well-known. They attract tens of thousands of medical tourists every year as they can perform any dental procedure, no matter how difficult it is. Turkish clinics can also use the most advanced dental supplies thanks to the government’s financial support. For example, our clinic uses implants made by leading Swiss dental supplies brands. The price of a single dental implant at Dentatur is £ 250, on average. The dental implants package price depends on what material the installed implant is made of, its brand, which tooth the dental implant is replacing and if the patient requires bone grafting or sinus lifting before the implantation surgery.
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What are Dental Implants in Turkey?
Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing or severely damaged teeth roots. They are shaped like screws and inserted into the patient’s jaw. The dental implant has all the same properties as a natural root. It fully fuses with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration, creating a durable bond that can withstand all the mechanical stresses that a natural root can. The implant does not move or require any special care to function, unlike other popular tooth replacement dentures.
Dental implants can support different types of teeth prostheses. The most common ones are dental crowns in Turkey, but fixed bridges are becoming more popular among people who want to restore many missing teeth.
Dental implants can be made of two categories of materials – metal and ceramics. Metal implants are an older type but are more widespread than ceramic ones. While ceramic implants have advantages over metal, they have their fair share of disadvantages.
Most metal implants are made from one of several types of titanium alloys. Titanium is a durable metal that does not chemically interact with the body. Titanium alloy implants were the first type to be used in dentistry, so the effects of their long-term service are well-understood. They tend to be cheaper than ceramic ones and are made in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. A metal implant can be single-piece or use an abutment. Single-piece implant means the tooth prosthesis is attached directly to the screw, while the other type has a special connecting piece, abutment, between the screw and the prosthesis. Without an abutment, the prosthesis can only be attached in parallel to the screw, which, in some cases, can decrease the structural integrity of the implant.
Titanium implants are grey, which is not an issue if the patient installs a fixed bridge on them or has healthy gums. But patients at risk of having their gums recede may want to get a ceramic implant instead. Otherwise, the implant may show under the dental crown as a grey strip. Some people also exhibit symptoms similar to an allergy when in prolonged contact with titanium-containing substances. The causes of this reaction are unknown, and the symptoms are usually mild, but ceramic can be a better material for such patients.
Ceramic implants are usually made of zirconia, a type of zirconium-containing porcelain. They are only slightly less durable than titanium ones but are a much newer type, with their long-term service effects still being under research. Zirconia implants have much less variety in size than metal ones. It is impossible to make a very small or thin implant out of zirconia, as it is very likely to suffer a catastrophic fracture if made smaller than a certain diameter. Most zirconia implants are single-piece. Zirconia is white, so it is not noticeable in patients with gums that have become receded. Zirconia is also chemically stable and non-allergenic, making it a suitable implant material for people with titanium sensitivity.
Pros and Cons of Teeth Implants in Turkey
The advantages of getting an implant treatment in Turkey are:
- A possibility to get high-quality dental implant installation surgery for a fraction of the price of similar treatments in the UK or Europe.
- It is possible to get any of the modern implant types in Turkey, both metal and ceramic.
- Turkish clinics offer their patients supplementary services besides the treatment They will arrange accommodation and other aspects of the patient’s stay in Turkey for them.
There are also several disadvantages:
- There is no convenient way to have a post-surgical check-up. The primary method of checking the healing process is through the online consultations offered by clinics after the treatment.
- While the clinic will arrange the patient’s accommodation and in-country transport, the patients have to arrange the flight to Turkey by themselves.
Dental Implantation Stages
Before performing the surgery, the patient will need to undergo an examination to determine the best way to carry out the treatment. The patient’s jawbone will be scanned using an X-Ray or tomography machine, creating a three-dimensional scan of the jaw. As a result, the surgeon will have precise measurements of the patient’s jawbone, allowing them to install the dental implant optimally. The patient’s bone density is also assessed. If the doctor determines that your bone density is insufficient to support the dental implant, you will need to have bone grafting surgery. The patient may also need teeth extraction if the dental implant is to replace a damaged root.
Dental implantation surgery is performed in several stages.
First, the surgeon will inject the local anaesthetic into the patient’s gums to numb them. There is also an option of having needle-free anaesthesia. After this, the dentist will need to expose the jawbone. It is done by making small cuts in the places where the implants will be inserted. When the jawbone is exposed, the dentist installs the implants into it. Then the patient’s gums are closed with dissolvable stitches.
After these steps, the dentist will attach temporary low-pressure prostheses to the screws. They can’t support the permanent crowns or bridge, as they are not fused with the bone yet. The patient will return to the clinic when the osseointegration has finished, which can take up to a year.
After this, the patient should return so the dentist can remove the temporary prostheses and replace them with durable, permanent ones. After the permanent crowns or bridges are installed, the procedure is completed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants used at Dentatur dental clinic in Turkey are made by the most trusted brands of dental materials. Their installation in Turkey is also more affordable compared to most other developed countries.
We will also help to make your travel as convenient as possible. When you pay for implant installation at our clinic, you also get a stay at a four-star hotel and in-country transportation.
You will need to have four visits to get your dental implant treatment. The first visit is necessary for an examination before the surgery. The surgery is performed on the second visit. The third visit is for a post-surgery examination, where the doctor will check if your gums are healing properly. Usually, these three visits are made in the same week, so it is more convenient to stay in Turkey during this time.
The last visit is needed for installing the permanent prostheses and should occur as soon as the implant osseointegration has been completed.
When you get a dental implant treatment at our clinic, you will also get a warranty that covers any problems that may occur due to improper installation of the implants. Some dental implant brands also offer an additional permanent warranty on the implants.
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