Dental Implants in Turkey
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone in place of a lost tooth or teeth, this merges with the bony tissue to serve as a natural tooth root. Titanium used in implants is considered a tissue-friendly material by the body. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia without the patient feeling any discomfort.
Unlike crowns and dentures, an implant allows for better speaking and chewing functions, while at the same time, keeps the contours of the face looking natural. This treatment can be used at any age after bone development has been completed (16-17 Years of age in girls, and 18 for boys). There is no upper age limit for adults. An implant can be utilised by anyone with good general health. The elderly tend to lose more teeth and generally have some bone loss in the jaw, as a result, this age group is more likely to require implants.
Implant threads come in specific thicknesses and widths. The quality of the bone in the jaw is important, and the jawbone must have a height and width that fit the implant on the site of insertion. Without these considerations, an implant may not be successful.
A Dental Implant comes as three units;
- Implant: a threaded titanium implant inserted into the tooth socket
- Abutment: a post is attached after the healing of the site
- Crown: attachment of the new permanent tooth.
By using the most advanced technology (Tomography 3-D CD together with specific software), we can measure the patient’s bone to assess what implant actions are required. We offer the latest computer guided implant technology to our patients, the advantages of this procedure are; less time spent in the dental chair, less discomfort and no stitches or swelling. The A-grade dental implants we use come from international brands, manufactured in Switzerland, Germany and the USA.