Dental implants in Turkey are the best replacements for natural teeth. Permanent, durable and natural-looking; implants will restore the patient’s smile and will function just like natural teeth without risks of slipping out during eating, as dentures can do.
Even though dental implant treatment is expensive, implants last a lifetime with minimal oral care. And if the patients get their treatment in Turkey, they can, on average, get it done for half the cost of the same treatment at a Western clinic.
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local or local with sedation
Straumann Implant – £ 400
Nobel BioCare Implant – £ 600
All-on-4 dental implants – £ 1600
All-on-6 dental implants – £ 2400
All-on-8 dental implants – £ 3200
3-on-6 dental implants – £ 2400
Cost of Dental Implants in Turkey
While many hesitate to go abroad for medical treatments, getting dental implants in Turkey has many advantages. We do everything possible to make getting a medical procedure smooth and easy for our patients. For example, we provide accommodation at a four-star hotel for the duration of the treatment. We get the patient at the airport and drive them to their hotel. We also arrange drives to our clinic from the hotel and back. Patients can get all these services, including the treatment itself, for an average price of £1600, which is much more affordable than in the West.
There are many reasons why medical services in Turkey are so affordable for medical tourists. First of all, you must understand that prices reflect the buying power of the residents of Turkey. For an average Turkish citizen, the price is, proportionally to their income, about the same as for a resident of the UK to get dental treatment locally. Of course, clinics in Turkey adjust their prices to fulfil local demand for healthcare, first and foremost. One might think that lower prices also mean lower quality, and if this was the only reason for low prices in Turkey, they would’ve been right– lower living costs are not enough to cover the price of expensive foreign dental implant brands.
Fortunately, the Turkish government provides substantial financial aid to the clinics to cover the high healthcare costs for its citizens and to attract medical tourists, as medical tourism is becoming an increasingly important source of revenue. As a result, the quality of dental surgery at our clinic is the same as in the best Western clinics, but it costs less.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a type of tooth replacement that is both popular and effective. Strictly speaking, a dental implant does not fully replace a tooth but instead serves as a point of attachment for a dental crown or bridge. The implant, then, replaces a tooth’s root, while the visible part of a tooth is replaced with a separate piece. It means the dental crown or a bridge can be detached and changed without changing the implant.
A dental implant is shaped like a screw and installed directly into the jawbone. The main reason for dental implant durability is its ability to osseointegrate. After it is installed, the implant will fuse with the jaw like a natural tooth’s root. The bond between the implant and the jaw creates a secure attachment point for dental replacements that can withstand high-pressure mechanical stress from biting or chewing hard food. The implants are fully equivalent to natural teeth and have no disadvantages of dentures.
A dental implant can be made as a single piece, in which case a dental crown will be attached directly to the implant or use an intermediate attachment piece called an abutment. While abutment makes the attachment of the dental crown less secure, it allows the surgeon to place the crown at an angle to the implant, which is useful when replacing molar teeth.
Most modern dental implants are made either of titanium or zirconia.
Titanium implants are the more established type of dental implant. They are made of various alloys of titanium. As they are metallic, titanium implants are exceptionally durable but have a distinctive grey colour. Because the gums surround the implant’s upper stem, the colour doesn’t show through. But with time, some people can get receded gums, in which case the implant can become visible as a thin grey strip under the dental crown.
Titanium alloys are biocompatible and chemically stable, so they don’t react with surrounding tissues. But a small percentage of people have allergy-like symptoms when they have prolonged contact with titanium-containing alloys. The causes of this reaction are poorly understood, but it can involve redness of the gums and mild inflammation. Zirconia implants are better suitable for such people.
Zirconia implants are made of ceramic material. They are almost as durable as titanium ones, are non-allergenic and have a white colour. All this makes it look like they are a better fit for every patient, but they have several disadvantages, too. They are more expensive than titanium veneers and are a newer material, so it’s still unknown how resistant to wear they are in the long term. Zirconia implants also cannot be made as small as titanium ones, making them unsuitable for people with thin jaws. Furthermore, most zirconia implants are single-piece, so dentists can’t attach an abutment to them. As they are white, they do not show as a grey line under the crown if the patient gets receded gums, but if the dental crown is not pure white, they can be conspicuous.
Benefits and Side-Effects of Dental Implants in Turkey
The benefits of getting dental implants in Turkey include the following:
- The price of every type of implant in Turkey is lower than in the UK, but they are of the same quality.
- Dental implants allow patients to restore their teeth permanently and without the inconveniences associated with dentures.
- Dental implant treatment prevents bone loss that can appear when a patient has missing teeth. If a person spends a prolonged period with missing teeth, the part of the jawbone where the teeth are missing is resorbed, which negatively influences the remaining teeth.
Installation of dental implants is a surgery, and it can have side effects, such as:
- Patients can expect to experience pain after the implants are installed. It should pass after the gums heal and can be alleviated with painkillers before that.
- When implants are placed in the upper jawbone, they can reach into the sinus cavity, leading to infections. Patients whose sinuses are located close to the jaw must undergo a sinus lifting procedure before getting an implant for the upper jaw.
- During the installation procedure, the nerves in the jaw can be damaged. As a result, the patient can feel a tingling sensation in their jaws after the surgery. It is usually a temporary side effect that resolves on its own.
Dental Implantation Stages
Dental implantation is conducted in several stages. The first stage is a consultation. During this stage, the surgeons will make a scan of the jawbones using X-ray and other technology. It will help them to install the implant correctly during the next stage and to determine if the patient needs a bone graft before implantation surgery. Some patients’ jawbone density is insufficient to support an implant, leading to implant failure shortly after the surgery. Bone grafting allows doctors to strengthen the patient’s jawbone.
The next stage is the installation of dental implants and temporary crowns or bridges. Under anaesthesia, the doctor will make cuts in the patient’s gums to expose the bone and place the implants into it. Then the gums are closed with stitches. The doctor will place temporary crowns or bridges on the implants, so they wouldn’t be exposed. After this stage, the patient will need to wait about half a year until the gums heal and the implants osseointegrate.
The last stage is performed after the jaw heals, and the implants can support permanent crowns or bridges. After they are installed, the dental implantation treatment is finished.
Frequently Asked Questions
MedicaSmile’s dentists have a lot of experience installing dental implants, which allows us to guarantee the success of your surgery. We also provide accommodation and transportation in Turkey, so arranging treatment at our clinic is hassle-free.
A typical dental installation treatment consists of three appointments. The first two are only a few days apart, while the third takes place about half a year after the second. Some patients may require additional appointments between the first two for getting a bone graft or teeth extraction.
You can get a warranty on dental implants at MedicaSmile dental clinic in Turkey, though the warranty terms depend on the type of implants and crowns or bridges installed. The warranty details will be established after the consultation, as the doctors need to determine the total amount of treatments the patient will require.
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