Dental implants in Turkey are the ideal solution to replace missing teeth and empty spaces between teeth.
Turkey has recently witnessed a great civilized development in several fields, including the health sector with its equipment and medical centers, to become a good destination for those wishing to benefit from dental implant services in Turkey and their reasonable prices.
What is the dental implant process?
Dental implants are one of the easy operations that are usually performed in a dental medical center, with the aim of filling the void resulting from previously lost teeth, with the accompanying problems in chewing and pronunciation, in addition to improving the appearance of the teeth, especially when these spaces are at the front of the mouth, this causes embarrassment to some people, and prevents them from smiling and opening their mouth without embarrassment.
The implantation process is carried out using artificial teeth consisting of two parts:
- The screw: small in size, implanted in the jaw bone.
- Crown: the upper layer of the tooth, which is the visible part of the teeth.
What are the conditions for dental implants?
Not recommended for those under the age of 18, as the jawbones are still developing.
How is dental implantation done in Turkey and what are its stages?
Dental implants are performed in Turkey by implanting a small screw made of titanium into the jawbone with extreme precision, to replace the root of the tooth, thus supporting the upper part of the artificial tooth.
The first step in performing dental implants in Turkey is to visit a dentist who specializes in this field to consult him in this regard, and this is what we provide for you at Opal Dental Clinics in Istanbul so that together we can choose the right treatment for you.
Do dental implants cause pain?
All surgical procedures during this operation are done under local anesthesia, which prevents you from feeling pain during the operation, but after the effect of the anesthesia wears off, you may feel a little pain for a few days, and this may be associated with swelling and redness around the surgical site.
Do not worry! These symptoms are normal, and can be relieved by using painkillers prescribed by the doctor after the operation.
Stages of dental implants in Turkey
The doctor needs a complete examination of the jaw before carrying out any procedure, and he or she will also order some x-rays such as a panorama to assess the condition of the bone and determine its exact location and how far it is from the neural canal and sinuses to reduce complications during the operation.
Dental implants require 5 stages after examination and diagnosis of the condition, often distributed over several visits:
First – Removing the damaged tooth
It is important for the doctor to remove the root of the remaining tooth at the bottom of the gums, or remove the decayed tooth to be replaced with an artificial one.
Second – The implant stage
This stage usually takes about a quarter of an hour under local anesthesia, and the dentist performs several surgical procedures, as follows:
- A small surgical incision in the gums so that he can reach the jawbone.
- Drilling the jawbone with a small drill that matches the size and length of the implant.
- Surgically placing the artificial implant in the jawbone, which is similar to a screw, to ensure its stability in the bone.
- Suturing the gums over the place of implantation to protect the surgical site from any infection.
The gums at this stage need a short period of time to heal, which gives an opportunity for the development of osseointegration between the new implant and the surrounding bone. The waiting period ranges between 4 to 6 months depending on the location of the implant and the quality of the bone.
Third – Is it possible to eat after dental implants?
Doctors recommend eating soft foods for 7-10 days after surgery.
Fourth – the installation of the brace
The brace is a small piece placed on top of the implant in the bone to form a solid base for the installation of crowns or bridges.
After recovery, the brace is fixed on the implanted screw through a surgical incision in the gums to reveal the upper surface of the screw, then the doctor finishes the surgery by taking the appropriate crown size for the space between the teeth.
Fifth – The installation of the crown
A crown is a durable cover made of white porcelain that looks like a natural tooth, and is fixed by the dentist over the abutment.
In addition, these implants can be used in the installation of bridges or dentures instead of the installation of crowns in cases of missing many teeth.
Although these stages seem many, they are routine in most of them. Rest assured that we will provide you with adequate answers to everything you want to ask about before dental implantation at Opal Dental Clinics.
Benefits of dental implants
- Improving the ability to chew
- Restoring the natural appearance of the jaws and fill in the gaps
- Helps keep the jawbone from shrinking after bone loss
- Maintains healthy bones and surrounding gums
What are the risks of dental implants?
Dental implants involve many risks like any other medical procedure, however, many of them can be avoided with the experience of the attending physician and great accuracy during examination and surgery, and among the expected risks:
- Injury to the surrounding natural teeth during implant placement
- Injury to the surrounding tissues during surgery: such as a sinus puncture or a fracture in the jaw bone
- The failure of the implant and the accompanying loosening or falling of the artificial tooth
- Numbness after surgery caused by nerve damage
- Delayed recovery, which is more common in smokers
Our goal in Opal Dental Clinics is to be the best dental implant hospital in Turkey, and we always strive to avoid risks and achieve the maximum benefit for all our patients.
How long does dental implants take?
Dental implants in Turkey require a period of between 5 to 6 months, but this period is not a fixed criterion for everyone, as implantation may take much less time than that depending on the patient’s bone condition, and whether or not he needs a bone graft.
Is it possible to implant teeth in one day?
In some cases, we can install the brace and the crown on the same day that the implant is placed, depending on several factors, the most important of which is the condition of the jaw bone and the extent of its erosion.
The cost of dental implants in Istanbul
Dental implant prices vary according to several factors, the most important of which are complementary medical procedures that some patients may need and not others. Dental implant prices start from $400 and reach up to $800.
Opal dental clinics seek to provide you with all means of comfort during your stay in Turkey. Our service begins with receiving you at the airport, providing an interpreter to facilitate your communication, booking a hotel that suits your needs, in addition to excellent medical services on everything related to dentistry.
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