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Dental Implants in Turkey

Dental implantation is a popular method of restoring missing teeth in dentistry. Dental implants are essentially metal posts or metal screws that replace the root of a tooth. In other words, they restore the core structure of the tooth for it to be functional again.

The metal posts are usually made of titanium or ceramic. The metal screws hold dental crowns, bridges, or dentures in place. Dental implants are meant to give natural results and easily blend with the rest of your teeth. Dental implants are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium or ceramic because they fuse with the jaw bone easily. Osseointegration is a natural process in which the jaw bone fuses with the implant and allows the tooth to function like a natural tooth.

According to DataHorizzon Research, the market size of the dental implants industry was valued at $4.8 billion in 2022. The industry is expected to grow by 8.7% in the coming years and reach $10.9 billion. The biggest factors that continuously push this industry’s growth include cosmetic trends and a lack of awareness about dental health.

As per WHO’s Global Oral Health Status Report (2022), around 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases and three out of 4 of these people are from middle-income nations. Turkey is known for its advanced dental tourism industry with over 66% market share in the Middle East and African region. Over 2 million foreigners visit Turkey every year for medical procedures, including dental treatments.

Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with prosthetics or replacement techniques for missing teeth. A dental implant is the most common treatment in prosthodontics to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are metal posts or screws that serve as the root of the tooth and are attached to the prosthetic tooth. It is an effective way of conserving teeth after they go through severe damage or decay. The metal posts or screws in an implant are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium, zirconia, steel, or cast gold. Out of these, titanium is by far the most biocompatible material that easily fuses with the jaw bone without any complications.

Dental implants replace missing or damaged teeth with the help of metal posts that serve as the root of the tooth. Dental implant is the most conservative method of teeth restoration because it replaces the entire structure of the tooth from top to bottom. It involves the process of Osseointegration where the implant fuses with the jaw bone to allow the tooth to function as a natural tooth. The process requires a lot of patience and persistence so it is important for every patient to be aware of the process. The healing process differs for every patient but the average duration is around 6 months to a year. Once the implant heals and fully integrates with the jaw bone, your dentist places the final crown.

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Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Although dental implants are very common nowadays, a thorough dental evaluation is necessary to ensure that they will suit you. The perfect candidate for dental implants is:
  1. Someone who is over 18 years of age and whose jaw bone is fully developed.
  2. Someone who is healthy and does not have any serious medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension.
  3. Someone who is missing teeth due to decay, injury, or bone deterioration.
  4. Someone who has an infected or cavitated tooth that needs extraction.
  5. Someone with good jaw bone density for implant placement.
  6. Someone who is not a chain smoker or a regular drinker.

Are dental implants worth it?

Dental implants are one of the most long-lasting and conservative methods of teeth restoration. Although healing can be slightly longer than other treatments, dental implants offer a wide array of long-term benefits:

  1. They preserve overall dental health by replacing the root of the tooth.
  2. They save surrounding teeth from further damage by restoring teeth alignment.
  3. It gives you a more even and aligned smile.
  4. You can smile confidently and face the camera without any insecurities.
  5. They prevent further tooth loss and cavities.
  6. They also prevent jaw deterioration and maintain the structural integrity of your jaw bone.
  7. They look natural and blend easily with the rest of your teeth.
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What is the price of dental implants?

The two major factors that affect the price of implants include the number of implants one needs and their material. Typically, Zirconia and all-ceramic ones cost more than titanium or stainless steel.

The average cost of a single zirconia implant is $1,500 to $2,500 whereas a single titanium implant costs $800 to $1,500 in the US.

Turkey is known for offering dental treatments, including dental implants, at a more affordable cost compared to many Western countries. The average price of a single zirconia implant is $150 to $250 whereas a single titanium implant costs $300 to $550. The total price depends on how many implants you get and sometimes you even get discounted prices if you opt for dental tourism packages.

Dental Implants in Turkey: What are the advantages?

There are various perks and benefits of coming to Turkey for medical treatments if you are a foreigner. Here are the top 5 reasons why Turkey is a good catch for dental treatments and other medical treatments:

Turkey attracts thousands of foreigners for hair restoration treatments. Plastic surgeons in the industry are board-certified and highly experienced. They are well-trained and go through multiple evaluation tests before they join the industry. The most well-known hospitals for hair treatments in Turkey include Avicenna Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Medical Park Hospital, etc.

The Turkish Health Ministry announced VAT exemption for foreigners who visit Turkey for medical treatment in 2018. It is a state incentive to boost medical tourism in Turkey and to provide convenience to foreign patients. Therefore, medical treatments are free of tax if you are a foreigner coming to Turkey for medical treatment.

One of the benefits of coming to Turkey for medical treatment is that you do not have to deal with long visa queues. Most foreigners, particularly Europeans can enter Turkey without a visa and just with a valid ID card. It saves a lot of time and you can plan your trip without any hassle and worries.

Turkey offers a well-established medical tourism sector that thrives due to a web of hospitals, clinics, and agencies that meticulously plan every aspect of your journey. Travel packages for medical tourism cover everything from hotel reservations to airport transfers, hospital transfers, and other important aspects. In 2023, around 7,46,290 people have already chosen Turkey as their medical destination. The total profit earned so far in 2023 by the medical tourism sector in Turkey is $1,033,942.

No waiting for an Appointment: Another perk of coming to Turkey is that you don’t have to wait for months or years for your appointment. Despite receiving hundreds and thousands of patients every season, every patient is given the same level of attention and care. The appointment process is fast and hassle-free.

Transit Hub: Istanbul is Turkey’s biggest metropolitan city that hosts a huge number of transit flights every day. It is convenient to find flight connections to almost anywhere in the world from Istanbul. Furthermore, most flights from European countries to Istanbul are only 3 hours long. Therefore, foreigners can find a sense of ease in traveling to Turkey because of easy flight accessibility.

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How to visit Turkey for Dental Implants Treatment?

If you are considering Turkey for a dental implant treatment, here is the process of booking an appointment for your treatment. The process is as follows:

Step 1: Get in touch with our representative and share your details

The first primary step to start the process is reaching out to us and sharing your information.

One of our team members will take down your details including your contact details and medical history.

Here are the tests our representative will ask you to share with them via WhatsApp or email:

  1. CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  2. Full mouth CT scan
  3. Coagulation tests
  4. BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel)
  5. Random blood sugar

Step 2: Travelling to Turkey and Hospitalization

Once our doctors are satisfied with your test results, we will help you sort out your flight to Turkey and your itinerary.

It doesn’t matter which airport you land at we will be there to pick you up and take you to the hotel.

We will arrange your hotel transfers as well to make sure you are sorted throughout your trip.

Step 3: Pre-surgery Check-up

Once you arrive at the hotel, our doctors will welcome you and prepare you for certain tests.

Although we have asked you for certain tests before, our doctors run another set of tests to be safe.

The following tests will be performed before the surgery:

  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  2. ECG Test
  3. Coagulation test
  4. EKG (Electrocardiogram)
  5. Blood sugar test

Step 4: Surgery

If the doctors are satisfied with your test results, they prepare you for the surgery.

On the day of the surgery, you are transferred to the hospital and welcomed by the staff at the hospital.

Step 5: Recovery

After the surgery, you may have to stay in the hospital for a short while for doctors to monitor your condition.

This is just a preventative step to make sure you are recovering fine.

You may have to revisit after a few days for a follow-up appointment with the doctor.

Once your doctor gives the go-ahead, we will transfer you to your designated hotel.

The hotel provides a wide range of amenities and luxuries to make sure you are comfortable throughout your stay.

What services does our package include?

Here is a complete list of services our treatment package includes:

  1. Preliminary Tests
  2. Anesthesia Examination
  3. Initial Examination
  4. Dental Implant Procedure
  5. Post procedure Examinations
  6. Post-procedure hospital stay (if needed)
  7. VIP hotel and hospital transfers
  8. Hotel accommodation

What is the procedure for dental implants?

The process of dental implants involves three phases. The entire procedure can last from 6 months to a year. You can get as many implants as you want in one go. However, factors such as patient’s health, pain threshold, and budget must be kept in mind. Here is the three-phase procedure for the placement of dental implants:

Stage 1: Analysis and Preparation

First and foremost, a prosthodontist evaluates your dental situation. They first check if you have any bone loss and whether or not you need bone grafting or tooth extractions. They run a CT scan to check if there is a lot of bone loss and in that case, bone grafting is necessary. If a tooth has been missing for a long time, bone grafting is usually necessary. In many cases, a sinus lift is also required when there is bone loss in the upper jaw and it cannot support an implant. The process of bone grafting and sinus lift takes at least 3 months for bone growth.

Stage 2: Placement of the metal screw

In stage 2, the dentist prepares the metal screw and abutment and places it in the root of the tooth. The screw and post are left to heal for 3 to 6 months until they fully integrate with the jaw bone. The dentist then places a temporary crown after taking impressions of the tooth.

Stage 3: Crown placement

Once the implant fully adjusts, your dentist calls you to place the final crown. They place the crown and check thoroughly if it fits right. If there are any issues, they revise the crown again until it fits perfectly.

Who does dental implants?

Experienced and board-certified dentists with expertise in prosthodontics or maxillofacial surgery are the best doctors for dental implants.

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FAQs Dental Implants

Here are common queries we receive regarding dental implants:

Dental implants cannot be done in a day and the full procedure takes 3 to 6 months.

Dental implants look like natural teeth and are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium and zirconia.

Dental implants require a lot of patience and persistence from patients. The process is not as simple as you’d think. It involves multiple stages and the treatment plan for every patient is different according to their dental health. On average, the dental implant recovery lasts from 6 months to a year.

Dental implants stop bone loss by replacing missing teeth and balancing the jaw bone.

A missing tooth can cause bone loss and weaken the jaw muscles over time. Dental implants give you better jaw alignment and gently lift the facial muscles.

Several risks are associated with dental implants as it is a complex and long procedure. Here are the most common risks related to dental implants:

  1. Allergic reaction to the implant
  2. Infection
  3. Bleeding or discharge
  4. Sinus damage
  5. Nerve damage
  6. Swollen or bleeding gums
  7. Peri-implantitis
  8. Gum inflammation
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