Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Istanbul Dental Implants
Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.
If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.
What Are Dental Implants?
The implant can be referred to as the screw-like structure made of titanium. Usually, the missing teeth are filled with implants. The treatment begins with engraving of the jawbone in the area of the tooth. This is done in a very simple way. A suitable implant is selected according to the size of the location and placed in this area. There is nothing to be afraid of the placement process. Unless there are extreme conditions, the screws will be placed in the jawbone within 10 minutes. Following implant placement and healing period, the upper part is mounted with porcelain, E-max, or zirconium crowns.
Who Is Suitable For Implant Treatment?
The main reason for implant treatment is missing teeth. Bone tissue and structure should be suitable for the treatment. If there is a weakness in the bone structure, bone grafting is added to the area, and the structure is strengthened. This is very common. In addition, implantation may be inconvenient if there are diseases or conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, hemophilia problems. Patients who have health issues should consult their doctors before implant treatment. The patient is expected to be able to tend to implant area after the procedure. Apart from these exceptions, there is no circumstance to prevent dental implant treatment.
Dental Implant Treatment Process
You can contact us through many channels, the fastest way is Live Chat and WhatsApp, you can also send us a form or an email. Sending an X-Ray image is crucial in pinpointing your treatment plan and cost. You can also request a video call with a doctor. After the treatment plan is determined, our international patients’ department will be in contact with you to find the perfect date for your treatment. There is no waiting period, we will schedule your appointment to the exact date you request or maybe the next day but not further. We value our patient’s time.
On the day of your appointment with our clinic, you will be picked up by one of our international patient coordinators right from your hotel. At the clinic, you will be greeted by our doctors, and your treatment will start. Our doctor will initially examine your teeth physically and take an X-Ray image. For implant patients, our doctors usually request an MRI Image to be taken for perfect accuracy in implant locations. After the tests, the diameter and length of the implant are selected, local anesthesia will be applied, and the implant area will be prepared with dental burr. This process is not painful and takes only 5-10 minutes per implant. Later, the implants will be placed, and the upper sides of your gum will be stitched. After your treatment, you will be taken back to your hotel.
After the implants are placed, an average period of waiting is about 3 to 5 days. After this period, stitches are removed. You can either stay here in Turkey and come back to our clinic for stitch removal, or you can go back home and get the stitches removed by a local dentist. But we usually suggest our patients to stay here and come back to the clinic for a final check and stitch removal before you leave.
Depending on your bone structure, age, and number of implants, you need to wait for 2 to 6 months to achieve complete recovery. This is crucial for the success of the treatment. If there are specific conditions, this period may be reduced or increased. This period must pass for the implant to bond with the bone to complete the healing process. After recovery, you will need to come to our clinic for a second visit. In that visit, the crowns are placed on the implants as the last stage of your treatment.