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Treatment guide

Dental Implant Surgery

Undergoing dental implant surgery is a popular way to improve the health and stability of your mouth. Having missing teeth can be a horrible feeling — not only because of health worries, but also the self-consciousness that comes with losing a tooth. Thankfully, dental implants can help you to smile, talk, and chew confidently again.

The increased accessibility to high-quality dentistry treatments abroad has given patients a lot more options when it comes to undergoing dental implant surgery. At Qunomedical, we’re here to help you to find the right dentist at home or abroad, at a price that works for you.

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Dental Implant Surgery Quick Details

WHO IS THIS FOR

  • Individuals who need a single tooth replaced.

  • Those who need several teeth replaced.

  • Patients who need to replace a complete denture with a bridge supported on several implants.

  • Individuals with sufficient bone density and volume in the jaw (otherwise bone grafting may be a viable solution).

TREATMENT DURATION

  • The placement of a dental implant usually takes around 1-2 hours.

  • It then takes approximately 4-6 months for your gums to heal.

  • The preparation of custom-made crowns can take 3-7 days. Once ready, it takes around 1-2 hours to place these.

  • Additional time might be needed if bone grafting is required.

RECOVERY TIME

  • The implant site and gums usually take around one week to heal.

  • The healing time after an implant session typically takes 4-6 months.

SUCCESS

  • Approximately 98% of dental implant surgeries are considered to be successful.

POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS

  • Infection at the implant site

  • Injury or damage to surrounding structures (teeth or blood vessels)

  • Nerve damage during placement of implant, causing pain or numbness

  • Failure in the integration of the implant to the bone

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Dental Implant Prices - At Home and Abroad

Dental implant surgery can be a costly procedure. Thankfully, there are great options when it comes to travelling overseas to get a dental implant abroad. Costs can vary significantly between locations and from dentist to dentist. Therefore, we recommend that you consider all options before booking. Your Qunomedical Patient Manager is here to help with this, by providing you with a number of high-quality, affordable treatment options overseas.

Quno Price

To help you make an easier and informed decision, we’ve listed the starting prices for dental implant surgery across a number of different locations. These prices are not fixed or guaranteed and they may vary from patient to patient, depending on a variety of different factors.

For more detailed information on cost, factors that affect it, and how you can save on your treatment, check out our dedicated dental implant cost guide.

CountryPrice (EUR €)
Turkey€390
Hungary€478
Croatia€550
Germany€850
UK€2180

Dental Implant Surgery: How Does It Work?

A dental implant — or tooth implant — is usually made of either titanium or zirconia and consists of three parts. Firstly, the implant device. This serves as a substitute for the tooth root. The second part is known as the abutment, which connects the implant device to the crown, bridge, or denture. Lastly, the overlying crown or denture. Once the abutment is screwed into the implant, and the tissue sutured, it’s left to heal and stabilize. The crown is then fitted after around three months to give the implant a natural look.

For those who travel overseas to get a dental implant abroad, it’s possible for the fitting of the implant and abutment to be done at the same time. However, depending on your particular dentist, this may not be recommended, with some advising you still have the usual three month period between the two fittings.

Dental Implant Surgery: What Does It Involve?

The length of a dental implant procedure, and the number of visits required, varies from person to person. This is often because implanted teeth and surrounding areas can heal at different rates for each person.

Dental implant surgery can also differ depending on whether bone grafting is needed. When bone grafting isn’t required, the complete procedure takes around 5-6 months. When bone grafting is required, the treatment can take up to 12 months to be completed.

However long the entire procedure takes, there are common steps that each patient will go through. You can find detailed information on this in our dental implant guide, but for now we’ve outlined these briefly below.

1. Treatment Plan

2. Bone Grafting

3. Implantation

4. Healing

5. Final Restoration

6. After Care

What Types of Dental Implants Are There?

There are a few frequently used brands when it comes to dental implant surgery. Below, we’ve listed the main ones with some information about each one.

  • AlphaBio: Alpha-Bio implants are made from a titanium alloy. This makes them extremely resistant and durable, as well as highly biocompatible with the human body.

  • Ankylos: The implants from Ankylos are made from purely neutral titanium, ensuring the highest level of compatibility with the human body. The shape is specially designed to ensure perfect fixing after restoration.

  • AstraTech: These implants are designed for immediate restoration and are made of titanium.

  • Nobel Biocare: Nobel Biocare implants are made from pure titanium and are cold-worked for durability and strength.

  • Straumann: Implants from Straumann are designed to reduce healing time and have a taper connection which guarantees maximum implant stability.

What Should I Expect Following My Dental Implant Surgery?

Once your dental implant surgery is completely, usually 4-6 months after implantation, you should start to notice the benefits that the procedure can bring. We’ve laid out the main ones to look out for below.

  • You will feel more comfortable smiling, eating, and talking: Modern-day, natural-looking crowns and implants are made to match the colour, shape, and contour of natural teeth. This should allow you to eat, talk, and smile more confidently than ever before.

  • Your jawbones will get stronger: Dental implants stimulate the growth of the jawbone during the process of osseointegration, making the area stronger and healthier.

  • You should take good care of your dental hygiene: Unlike movable dentures, a tooth implant is stable and fixed to the jawbone, and with proper oral hygiene, they are a durable and long-lasting solution.

Dental Implant Surgery: Restoring Multiple Teeth

While it’s possible to have just one dental implant fitted, it’s also common to have multiple implants fitted to restore a larger area of your mouth. There are two treatment options for patients who require this.

All-On-4 Implants

The all-on-4 implant technique involves a full-arch rehabilitation where all the teeth are supported by four implants. It consists of placing the four implants (which will support 10-14 custom-made crowns), either in the maxilla, the mandible, or both.

All-On-6 Implants

Similar to all-on-4, the all-on-6 implant technique involves placing six dental implants in the upper or lower jawbone as a support for 10-14 custom-made crowns.

Both all-on-4 and all-on-6 implants are recommended for patients who suffer from significant tooth decay or loss, or for those who have low bone density in the jaw area, preventing them from getting individual dental implants.

Dental Implant Surgery: Abroad or at Home?

There has been a significant rise in the number of patients travelling to have dental implants abroad. While this may seem like a more stressful option at first, there are good reasons to travel overseas for treatment.

  • Dental implant costs abroad can be much lower than in countries such as the UK or US.

  • Cheap dental implants abroad don’t mean lower quality either, as some of the most highly-experienced dentists are based overseas.

At Qunomedical, we strive to find high-quality, affordable options for dental implants abroad, and at home. We employ a strict vetting process using our proprietary scoring system, Qunoscore. This takes 21 unique data points into account, assessing dentists and clinics based on qualifications, accreditations, experience, reviews from past patients, and much more.

Popular Locations and Dentists

When it comes to choosing a clinic and dentist for your dental implant surgery, things can quickly get overwhelming. Qunomedical is here to help with this, as we allow you to search through an easy-to-use list of clinics who offer the treatment at a fair price. Here you can have a look at the people involved at the clinic, find unique treatment packages, and read reviews. You can also see which countries have been the most popular among past patients. Teeth implants in Turkey for example, have been one of the favorite options, thanks to the high-quality treatment that’s offered at an affordable price.

Why Choose Qunomedical?

By taking a patient first, we are on a mission to revolutionize healthcare. The ability to access high-quality, affordable care shouldn’t be determined by your background, and this is why Qunomedical exists. You can approach us anytime, whether it be for some extra information, or to book a dental implant surgery. Wherever you choose to have your treatment, we offer a 100% free, non-binding assessment. Our team of Patient Managers will then stay with you throughout your entire treatment journey, from the initial consultations, through to your successful recovery.

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Noor A., United Arab Emirates

June 03, 2020

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The doctor who placed implants was very fast and competent. I was very scared of the process, but thanks to the God, I did not feel much pain.

To whom it may concern Thank you for helping me when I came to the hospital. I was very happy to see an Arabic translator who speaks my language well. The doctor who placed implants was very fast and competent. I was very scared of the process, but thanks to the God, I did not feel much pain. Next time I will come to you for tooth restoration process.

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Bruno C., France

June 03, 2020

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Thank you with all my heart. I was reborn with my new teeth, I haven't had any problem and now, I have a nice smile.

Hello, ı'd like to congratulate the medical team of your Mecidiyekoy clinic. I'm very satisfied with the treatments I've received, 12 implants and 24 crowns. Doctor Umit Selcuk, as well as his wife Bahar Esin Selçuk, the prosthodontist, and their team are very competent. I also congratulate the 2 translators for having translated into French. I'll always praise my experience in this Hospital with its collaborators. Thank you with all my heart. I was reborn with my new teeth, I haven't had any pr... Show more

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Marc L., Belgium

March 06, 2020

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We were enchanted and satisfied with the welcome and the quality of the dental care, it’s absolutely wonderful.

We were enchanted and satisfied with the welcome and the quality of the dental care, it’s absolutely wonderful.

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Brigitte W., Germany

March 06, 2020

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Very clean, very personal.

Very clean, very personal. There is nowhere better. 

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Tim D., United Kingdom

March 06, 2020

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Dentist and hygienist carry out their work with care.

Very good reception, very nice staff, treatment was explained well, clear quote. Dentist and hygienist carry out their work with care.

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Lauren S., United Kingdom

March 06, 2020

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Thank you!

I thank those genius who invented the All-on-4 technique, a wonderful technique that gives you a turn to life.

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Bernd C., Germany

March 06, 2020

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Doctor you took my dream and realized it.

Doctor you took my dream and realized it. Thanks because although I thought it was impossible I learned to smile again. Thank you because you have improved my life ... 

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Helga T., Spain

March 06, 2020

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I was very happy with the reception and professionalism of the staff.

I was very happy with the reception and professionalism of the staff.

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Gerd B., Germany

March 06, 2020

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Thanks for giving me back the smile.

Thanks for giving me back the smile.

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Wiana F., Germany

March 06, 2020

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I am a doctor and my opinion is certainly positive.

I am a doctor and my opinion is certainly positive. The therapy is minimally invasive and allows elastic management over time. Easy to use and to sanitize, it is already giving the first results. Please note of complacency for the courtesy, preparation and technical competence of all staff. The "healthy" part is felt immediately as soon as you cross the threshold, thanks to an environment that is always clean, tidy and sanitized. Congratulation.

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