Dental implants

  • Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa)
  • Iran (Tehran, Isfahan)
  • United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

What Exactly is a Dental Implant?

By replacing the root of a tooth with a metal, screw-like post, dental implants restore damaged or missing teeth with artificial ones that look and function like natural teeth. People who aren’t satisfied with their unfit bridgework don’t want to get dentures to find a perfect alternative in dental implants. Not to mention that if you don’t have natural teeth roots, building dentures and bridgework is practically impossible.

Dental Implants have four common categories:

  1. Single Tooth
  2. Multiple Teeth
  3. Full Upper/Lower Set
  4. Full Arch or better known as ‘All on Four.’ Therefore, the procedure is named (all teeth, four implants) because four implants are placed, and a full arch of teeth is attached to them.

Typically, dental implants consist of three parts:

  1.  The implant: The screw that replicates a new root for your teeth, it’s permanently attached to your jaw by a specialist. The implant can be removed if it fails, but it has to be done and evaluated by a specialist.
  2. The abutment: Another permanent but removable part that connects the tooth to the root and supports its weight.
  3. The crown (or prosthetic tooth): The visible part of the tooth, which is for many the most important one, they are typically made of zirconium or porcelain to look good and last longer.

Are Dental Implants New Surgeries?

Not really; as far as we know, the procedure has been done for nearly 70 years now. A Swedish orthopedic surgeon, Per-Ingvar Brånemark, invented dental implants in 1952. These days, dental implants are regarded as a permanent solution to replacing missing tooth roots.

In dentistry, implants are surgical fixtures placed in the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone gradually over time. Thus, this “artificial tooth root” can be used to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. The closest thing to resemble the looks and feels of natural teeth is a dental implant fused to the jawbone since it functions independently without affecting the nearby bones and is extremely stable.

Since dental implants are usually made of titanium, they can easily merge with the bones and not risk a health hazard. The professionals call this process, the fusion between the implants and jawbone, “osseointegration.” With technological advancements and advances in science, dental implant placement has delivered significantly better results over time. Dental implants are currently successful in almost 98% of cases!

How Do Dental Implants Benefit You?

The procedure places dental implants in your jawbone and replaces your lost tooth roots. They are designed by your dentist and will look exactly like your own natural teeth down to the color of the surrounding tooth.

Due to their titanium construction and ability to integrate with your jawbone, the implants won’t harm or annoy you in the long run, unlike bridgework or dentures, which might slip or make noises. 

Furthermore, a dental implant is the only method that helps the jawbone to get the stimulation it needs, resulting in saving your bone mass and preventing loss. The titanium also doesn’t decay like your own teeth’ material which is what regular bridgework uses.

Who Would Most Benefit from Dental Implants?

If you or a loved one are missing one or more teeth, you would benefit greatly from dental implants. You should also consider dental implants if you want to improve the way you speak, eat and chew. Dental implants aren’t only durable and long-standing; they also look natural and feel comfortable, and improve your physical appearance.

How Do You Know If Dental Implants Are Right for You?

Your success rate of dental implants will be higher if you have a totally grown jawbone, adequate and well-shaped bones to secure them (or you can have a bone graft granted your surgeon sees fit), healthy oral tissues, and no medical conditions that can impair bone healing.

You also need to quit smoking and have the patience to commit to the process that may take up to several months. You’ll have to ask for your dentist’s opinion to determine your competence with this procedure if you’re a heavy smoker, suffer from diabetes or heart diseases, or have recently undergone radiation therapy on your head or neck areas.

Depending on the place your surgeon puts the implants, the surgery has a success rate of higher than 98%. It changes your day-to-day life by replacing the missing teeth and giving you the confidence you were lacking before.

Many patients found laughing, eating , and speaking in public more comfortable after the procedure since there is no fear of dentures falling out or your missing teeth being on the show. Dental implants are very sturdy and last longer than any other teeth replacement techniques, meaning that they can last you a lifetime if you take the proper care of them.

They also save you from more trouble by securing the nearby teeth and not letting them move and shift, which usually results in a change in your facial contour.

How Safe Are Dental Implants and What May Be the Risks?

Any surgery has its risks and possible complications. To ensure the success of a dental implant, you will need a good plan that ensures the health of the patient before they undergo oral surgery. The discovery of any disease such as bleeding disorders, infections, allergies or other medical conditions that may complicate or belate the healing process must stop the procedure or continue it with extra steps and care.

It is rare that dental implants fail; they generally occur because of fractures, overloading, damage to the surrounding tissues (nerves, blood vessels, teeth), poor positioning, or a lack of enough bone, all of which can be avoided with the right dentist providing the right care.

Other problems such as infections and sinus problems are minor and can easily be treated. After the requisite healing time has passed, another attempt can be made to replace a failed dental implant.

Implant surgery is very safe, so even if you are nervous or afraid, your oral surgeon can make you comfortable with the procedure.

How Painful is Dental Implant Surgery?

Dental Implant surgeries are painful. However, they can be minimized depending on how well your doctor prepared you for the procedure and how supportive they are afterward. As with any surgical procedure, the patient should be anesthetized to numb the surgical area and also be given medications to deal with anxiety under the surgeon’s direction.

Depending on each case, the postsurgical discomfort will vary after local anesthesia has worn off. Generally, people will feel discomfort similar to that experienced after tooth extraction. In order to reduce swelling, a cold ice pack is applied to the skin immediately after surgery. Ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) are common pain medications that are used to manage this type of discomfort. In addition to pain medication, antibiotics and oral rinses may also be prescribed to aid healing during the coming weeks.

The Process of the Dental Implant Surgery

Before the Dental Implant Surgery

What Will Dental Surgeons Do for You Before Your Dental Implant Procedure?

Dental surgeons perform a physical examination on the area within the mouth next to the implant as well as medical imaging studies (X-rays, panoramic films, and/or CT scans) during the consultation and planning period that comes before the surgery. An assessment is made at this point to determine whether the further bone is required. As soon as it is established that a dental implant can be placed in the chosen location, the patient will undergo surgical procedures for the implant(s).

In the next step, your dentist will obtain an impression of your gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues in order to use it later. They’ll determine the correct metal or plastic size first and make sure the tray is filled with soft liquid-like polyvinyl siloxane or alginate. After biting down on the impression tray, you’ll have to keep it there for a few minutes to allow the liquid to set and solidify. The dentist will remove the tray from your mouth and send it off to a lab for processing.

What Should You Do Before Your Dental Implant Procedure?

You’ll probably receive instructions from your dentist about what to do before surgery, which may include rinsing your mouth with chlorhexidine or another type of antibacterial mouthwash and taking antibiotics for several days before your procedure.

Make sure you eat a good breakfast the morning of your procedure unless you are getting sedation by IV. Bring someone with you to your appointment to drive you home if you are being sedated by IV or taking an oral sedative.

What Will Happen During Your Dental Implant Surgery?

Extraction of a tooth or teeth is usually the first stage of oral surgery. An existing damaged tooth is often present at the site of a dental implant. It is necessary to remove the damaged tooth before placing a dental implant. As part of the implant procedure, “alveolar bone grafts” (cadaver or synthetic bone) are often placed to form a solid base of the bone. Healing will take two to six months at this site.

If there are no teeth present, but there is bone loss, a different type of bone graft (only bone graft) will be necessary. In general, this procedure requires six months or more of healing time. The implant placement process may be combined with the extraction of the damaged tooth at the same appointment if there is adequate bone. They call this procedure “Immediate implant”.

Occasionally, when an implant is going to be inserted in the maxilla (upper jaw) back or posterior region, the available amount of bone is limited due to the maxillary sinus (an air-filled space just beneath the skin on the face).

 In a sinus “augmentation” or “lift,” additional bone is grafted into the sinus so the sinus floor can be raised. By doing this, more bone will be available to support a dental implant. As soon as the site has been prepared with adequate, strong bone, the implant can be placed. A “healing cap covers an implant,” the gum is stitched, and the healing process begins.

It is possible to make a temporary denture to restore the appearance of missing teeth during this period of healing. A bone’s quality greatly affects the healing process. There is typically a two- to six-month healing period.

An implant becomes integrated into the body at this time. When the dental implant is healing, it’s important not to place any force or stress on it. Usually, follow-up appointments with the surgeon are scheduled to ensure that there are no infections and the wound is healing properly.

What Will Happen After Your Dental Implant Surgery?

After the healing period, the implant is tested to determine whether the surrounding bone has successfully assimilated it. A screw connects a prosthetic component to the implant once this has been verified. In dentistry, this component is called an “abutment.” It holds the replacement tooth or crown, and a dental assistant will take an impression (mold) of this abutment in the mouth before having the crown fabricated. Crowns are usually cemented onto the abutment or attached with screws.

The majority of dental implants are successful. Sometimes, however, metal implants fail to fuse adequately with bone. Implant complications and failure can be caused, for instance, by smoking. In those cases, the implant is removed along with the cleaned-up bone, and you can attempt the procedure a second time after about three months.

If you want to make your dental work – and your natural teeth – last longer, you need to:

  • Be sure to maintain good oral hygiene. Maintain your implant, artificial teeth, and gums just as you do your natural ones. Cleaning around teeth, gums, and metal posts is made easier with specially designed brushes that slide between teeth so you could use them to keep your teeth clean.
  • Regularly visit your dentist. Keep a record of your dental checkups and follow the instructions for professional cleaning to ensure your implants are in good health.
  • Stay away from damaging habits. It is best not to chew on hard objects, such as ice and hard candy, as they may break your crowns. Avoid products that can stain teeth, such as tobacco and caffeine. Take steps to treat grinding your teeth.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? And Can Insurance Cover Them?

Some insurance companies may help you with the cost of the procedure, but in general, implants are not generally covered by insurance companies.

A single implant costs approximately $1,000 to $3,000. Prices vary between surgeons and depend on where they place your implants in the jaw as well as the unique circumstances that may arise. However, the crown and abutment can add another $500 or $3,000 to the price.

So the total estimated cost is typically between $1,500 and $6,000 for a single tooth dental implant. For top or bottom sets, the cost can range from $3,500 to $30,000. It can sometimes reach $50,000. An entire mouth implant costs about $34,000 but can reach up to $90,000.

The average cost of implant removal is between $450 and $1000 per implant, but this varies greatly depending on the severity and circumstances.

What do we do for you?

For Dental implant in Turkey or other destinations, you are going to stay here for a week. In this itinerary, we explain what you are going to do each day.
What do we offer in our dental implant packages?
Elcid tour is honored to offer you all-inclusive dental implant packages at the most reasonable price. But what do we offer in our dental implant packages for our patients from around the world?
E-visa authorization code
If you need a visa to travel to Turkey or other destinations, we will help you get your visa authorization code. If you only need the arrival visa at the airport, our assistant will help you with that too.
*The fee for your visa depends on your home country, and it will be different.
Airport and inter-city transfer
We provide airport pick-up and drop-off transfers to/from your hotel. Also, we prepare intercity transfers between your hotel and clinic or hospital for you. If you decide to visit the city before your operation, you can count on us too.
Based on your choice, you can stay for seven nights in a hotel that is close to the clinic and hospital.
dental implant and Medical services
The leading service in our package is your dental implant surgery. But we also cover the clinic, visit the doctor, take all medical tests, and take the medical photos—post-operative care in the hospital, your medicines, the recovery, and follow-up assistant if needed.
· 24/7 customer support
· Sim card and the internet
· the interpreter (Translator)

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