Published on December 2nd, 2020
A missing or damaged tooth or two doesn’t have to spell the end of your smile forever, nor your ability to eat comfortably and free from any precaution.
In fact, there are a number of options available for those who’ve lost or damaged a tooth, such as the ever-popular dentures or dental bridges.
While options such as these have a long and storied history, there’s only one option for lost or damaged teeth that can truly recapture the look, feel, and function of your original, natural teeth: the dental implant.
If dental implant surgery is something you’re looking to get, then no doubt you’re somewhat aware of what they are and what goes into the procedure—at least on a surface level.
But we’re here today to take you through the ins and outs of the procedure, and whether or not you’ll be able to get your dental implant surgery done in a single day.
There are three main steps involved with the typical dental implant procedure, one for each part that makes up the dental implant.
Firstly, you’ll need to come out to Turkey for a few days so that the titanium screw can be installed.
This is the implant itself, and is screwed tightly into the jawbone, where it sits and fuses with the bone and becomes one with the surrounding tissue.
It’s incredibly important that this process is successful, and that there’s a sufficient amount of bone mass available to support the implant.
If there isn’t, then a bone graft or augmentation may be necessary in order to provide the implant with the support it needs for the osseointegration process (where the implant and surrounding tissue heal and fuse together) to be a success.
Once this step of the procedure is complete, then you’ll be able to return home to heal, before returning to Turkey a few months later for the next steps of the process.
After around 3 to 6 months, once your implants have fully fused and all is healed and well, you’ll return to Turkey for the next part of the procedure.
A mould of your teeth will need to be taken, and a custom-made crown will be designed to match your surrounding teeth, both in shape and colour.
The next part that needs to be fitted for your dental implant though is the abutment. This is a small connective piece, usually also made of titanium, that sits on top of the implant and allows it to connect to the crown.
Finally, the aforementioned crown, usually made of ceramic or porcelain, is fitted on top of the abutment.
As previously mentioned, each crown is custom made for each patient, and designed to fit seamlessly with the rest of the surrounding natural teeth.
Dental crowns are incredibly robust, and while some care will need to be taken when eating certain foods such as nuts, popcorn, and sticky candy, for the most part any crown on top of your dental implant will be just as strong and robust as the rest of your teeth.
All in all the typical dental implant procedure takes place over the course of several months, but is it possible to do it in a single day? Well, the short answer is yes, it can. But there’s a lot more to it than that.
Most people won’t be a valid candidate for single day dental implant surgery. In fact, hardly anyone will.
In truth, only those of exceptional health will be able to get same day dental implants, and unfortunately the median age of patients undergoing the procedure is 52.
For those that are able to get same day dental implants there are a number of great benefits. At the same time though, there are some disadvantages to consider too. Some of the pros and cons of same day dental implants are as follows:
- Same day dental implants provide immediate results
- Only the one surgical procedure is required
- Traditional dental implant surgery takes months to complete, whereas in some cases same day dental implant procedures can be completed within only an hour
- Same day dental implant surgery can be much more cost effective, thanks to fewer procedures and less time needed overall in the chair
- While same day dental implant surgery has a 70% success rate, traditional dental implant surgery boasts a success rate of 95% to 98%
- While sometimes it can be more affordable, same day dental implant surgery can also be much more expensive, thanks to higher premiums associated with the higher speed and more highly skilled dental surgeon
- Because same day dental implant surgery is a more invasive procedure, there’s therefore a higher risk of complications occurring
- When getting same day dental implants, the whole three parts of the procedure are put in place before the implants have an opportunity to fully fuse with the surrounding jawbone, which could potentially lead to issues (hence the lower success rate)
Depending on where you undergo your dental implant surgery, prices for single day treatment can either be higher than traditional procedures or lower.
The cost for traditional dental implant surgery in the UK typically ranges between around £2,000 and £2,500 per tooth, plus additional costs for consultations, medications, and post-operative aftercare.
With your all-inclusive dental implant treatment package though, prices start from only £440 per tooth, including not only the treatment and the additional costs for consultations, medications, and post-operative aftercare, but also your stay in luxury 5* accommodation, your very own VIP transfer driver to take you everywhere you need to go, your own English speaking translator for the duration of your stay, and a designated patient coordinator to help ensure that every part of your trip runs smoothly.
If you haven’t done so already, then get in touch today for a free all-inclusive dental implants Turkey quote, and get yourself one step closer to restoring your smile.
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