What is a Dental Implant?
The dental implant is an artificial root in the form of a screw that replaces the natural root. It is made of a biocompatible material. The dental implant will be able to hold a dental crown, a dental bridge or a removable prosthesis. The implants are made of titanium, ceramic or zirconia. The latter is the most biocompatible.
The price of your Dental implant in Turkey with our partner hospitals is from 400€
Who is this procedure for?
- Patients requiring replacement of one or more teeth with implants
- People with sufficient bone density and volume in the jaw
Intervention or treatment's duration
- The placement of the implant, or the crown lasts between 1 and 2 hours
- Crown placement 4 to 6 months after implantation
- Back to daily activities 3 to 7 days after implant placement
- The average lifespan of an implant is at least 10 years
How is the Placement of a Dental Implant Done?
The dental surgeon in Istanbul expert in implantology performs a medical examination and a panoramic X-ray. He performs the necessary care for the gums and teeth. Implant placement is performed under local anesthesia in the operating room.
The gum is first incised, the bone is then drilled with a drill to insert the implant.
We can put in place a temporary prosthesis. With time the bone around is formed. A medical check will be considered to verify if the implant is well integrated in the jaw or not before starting the procedures of installation of definitive prosthesis. A dental implant alone can not replace a natural tooth.
Then, after healing (between 2 to 6 months), the dentist puts a pillar on the implant and then closes the gum. Two weeks later, the practitioner fixes a crown already prepared in the laboratory according to measurements and fingerprints of the patient's tooth.
Success Rate and Contraindications in Istanbul
The sucrose rate is 90 to 95% depending on the site of implantation. The patient finds the beauty of these teeth and chewing more comfortable.
The average life is at least 10 years.
Before indicating the placement of dental implants the dentist checks the condition of the bone. If the quality and / or quantity of it is insufficient osseointegration of the implant is not done.
Other Pathologies must be taken into Consideration:
Heart disease, pregnancy, osteoporosis, diabetes, immunosuppression and taking certain drugs especially anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents. In these cases precautions should be taken before starting the implant placement.
For large smokers the dentist can refuse intervention because tobacco increases the risk of failure of osseointegration.
How much does it cost in Turkey and Istanbul?
The price of a dental implant varies according to the clinic requested and the case of the patient. For a good team in Turkey and with well-experienced dentists, you can request a tailor-made quote. Our platform allows you to communicate with the most recognized dentists in the field of dental implants in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara or Izmir.
How to maintain it?
The maintenance of dental implants is simple. It is advisable to have an annual medical check-up and to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a good quality brush which must be renewed periodically.
The patient should consume only liquid foods for the first 3 days after the procedure. Then more and more solid foods are to be introduced gradually. In short if one follows a good oral hygiene one does not risk the occurrence of the complications
In recent times, important innovations have been introduced, especially regarding the materials used to make the dental implants. A few years ago, abutments could be found exclusively in titanium. However, today there are also other materials that have undeniable advantages. Therefore, It is wrong to think that dental implants are all the same: the latest generations are made of ceramic and zirconia. In fact, they are innovative materials that allow you to overcome most of the limits of titanium.
A dental implant can be applied to all patients. However, the dentist will assess it on a case-by-case basis and suggest other alternatives that he/she considers more valid.
There is no incidental factor, except when it comes to teenagers because in this case it is necessary to wait until the bone development is complete.
To ensure that a dental implant remains intact and lasts longer, it is very important to carry out regular checkups every 3 months in which the dentist has the opportunity to examine the implant infrastructure and perform a professional oral hygiene.
Smoking is an extremely harmful habit to the dental implants as it can damage the contact between bone and implant. As a result, patients must stop or at least minimize cigarette consumption. There are many studies that show the correlation between dental implant failure and smoking.
Smokers are also more prone to develop infections immediately after surgery and have longer healing times. At Turquie Santé, we always inform our patients about the risks that smoking can cause to oral health.
The duration of a dental implant is difficult to determine because it depends on many factors. Following a set of basic hygiene rules and consulting regularly enable the dentist to control the results of the intervention. Therefore, dental implants will last for a long time.
The general rule is to always try to preserve and keep the teeth in place whenever possible. In all other cases, you must proceed with the extraction to try to safeguard the mouth and its health.