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Dental Implant

Dental implants are a popular way to improve the health and stability of your mouth. If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental implant can help you smile, talk and chew confidently again.

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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • Individuals who need replacement of a single tooth
  • Patients who need replacement of several teeth with an implant-supported bridge or single crowns
  • 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
  • Step 1: Your implant placement will take 1 to 2 hours.
  • Step 2: You will wait 4 to 6 months for your gums to heal.
  • Step 3: The dentist will prepare your custom-made crowns, which may take 3 to 7 days. Once ready, crowns will be placed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • You may require additional time if you need bone grafting.
RECOVERY TIME
  • Short-term: one week for implant site and gums to heal
  • Long-term: healing time after implant session takes 4 to 6 months
SUCCESS
  • Up to 98%
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
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
Costs

The cost of a dental implant varies depending on the number of implants that you need, the material used, and in what country you’re being treated. The pricing differential depends on many factors, such as cost of living, exchange rates, practicing costs or regulatory conditions, which may differ greatly from country to country. Prices below represent the starting cost of a dental implant including abutment and crown (typically ceramic-metal crowns).

  • Ukraine

    € 580
  • Turkey

    € 700
  • Hungary

    € 700
HOW DOES IT WORK?

Dental implants can be made of titanium or zirconia. An implant is comprised of three parts: the implant device itself that serves as substitute for the tooth root, the overlying crown or denture, and the abutment, which connects the implant device to the crown, bridge, or denture. Once the abutment is screwed into the implant, and the tissue sutured, it is left to heal and become stable. The implant gets fused to the jawbone after a period of 4 to 6 months.

What is bone grafting?

Bone grafting is the placement of either natural or synthetic bone material to an area where natural bone is not sufficient. During the procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of your body (usually the hip) or use synthetic bone material to graft it onto your jaw bone. Bone grafting will require additional time before the actual dental implant procedure can start as it can take up to several months for the graft to create new, strong bone. When only a minor bone graft is needed, you might be able to have the procedure at the same time as the implant surgery. A panoramic dental x-ray and a CT scan will help check the amount of bone available to determine whether bone grafting is necessary for the implant placement.

In combination with bone grafting, a sinus lift may be required: when the bone is added between your upper jaw and the maxillary sinuses (one of the sinuses located near the nose), the sinus membrane needs to be moved upward (or “lifted”) to make room for the bone.

Who is not eligible for dental implants?

Dental implants are usually not recommended for:

  • Patients who present symptoms of advanced gum disease or periodontal disease.
  • Patients who are taking steroids, are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments, who have diabetes, uncontrolled coagulation disorders, osteoporosis, or a weakened immune system.
  • Individuals who present serious tooth decay should take corrective measures beforehand.

What does a dental implant procedure involve?

The timing of the dental implants procedure, and the number of visits required, is largely dependent on each individual, specifically on how quickly the implanted tooth and surrounding area heals and if the patient needs bone grafting. When bone grafting is not required, the complete procedure (from the consultation visit to the last one, where the permanent crown is placed) can take 5 to 6 months. When bone grafting is required, the treatment can take up to 12 months to be completed.

Below are the 6 steps that must occur in order to get a dental implant:

1. Treatment plan

In order to determine the best treatment plan for each individual’s needs, the oral surgeon will need an updated x-ray of the patient’s mouth. The surgeon will then be able to evaluate the health of the teeth and determine if teeth extraction, bone grafting, or sinus lifting will be needed for the dental implant. During the first personal consultation, the dentist might also order additional examinations or request a CT scan to check bone mass.

2. Bone grafting (when necessary)

If the natural bone is not sufficient, bone grafting may be necessary. A bone graft involves the placement of either natural or synthetic bone material so that the implant will be stable and secure. Depending on the quantity of additional bone mass necessary, a bone graft can be performed at the same time as implant surgery or in a separate session.

3. Implantation

The surgery time depends on the number of implants needed and the overall health of the patient’s mouth. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, surgery can last anywhere from less than an hour to up to 6 hours. The procedure occurs under local anesthesia and is the same regardless of how many implants are necessary. The gum tissue is opened to expose the bone area where the implant will be placed. Once the jawbone is exposed, the dentist will use a special drill to create the space for the implant in the bone. The implant is then placed into the jawbone and the gums are stitched closed over the implant. Your surgeon will place a temporary crown or retainer to fill the hole created.

4. Healing

Osseointegration, the process in which the implant becomes a part of the jaw, takes about 4 to 6 months to complete. This is usually referred to as the healing period.

5. Final restoration

When the gum tissue is fully healed and ready, it is re-exposed to attach the abutment to the implant. The doctor will then take impressions of the mouth to create a crown in a dental laboratory that will be shaded to match the existing teeth. This process can take anywhere from 4 to 10 days. Once the custom-made crown is ready, it is placed over the abutment, and the final prosthetic crown appears as a natural tooth.

6. After care

Some small bruises and swelling in the gum may occur right after surgery. Patients should avoid smoking and eating solid food until the gums are healed. The long-term success of an implant requires oral hygiene. It is paramount to keep implants, artificial teeth, and gum tissue clean, just like natural teeth. Moreover, it is advised to do regular check- ups (preferably every 6-12 months) to check oral hygiene, and the function and stability of the implant.

What types of dental implant are there?

Below, the most frequently used brands for dental implants:

AlphaBio: Alpha-Bio implants are made from a titanium alloy, which is 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: AstraTech 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: Straumann implants are designed to reduce healing time and have a taper connection which guarantees maximum implant stability.

What is All-on-Four?

The All-on-Four dental implant is a technique that involves a full-arch rehabilitation where all the teeth are supported by 4 implants. It consists of placing 4 implants (supporting 10 to 14 custom-made crowns), either in the maxilla, the mandible, or both.

What is All-on-Six?

Similar to All-on-Four, the All-on-Six dental implant involves placing 6 dental implants in the upper or/and lower jawbone as a support for 10 to 14 custom-made crowns. Both All-on-Four and All-on-Six 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.

What should I expect from a dental implant procedure?

Here’s what to expect before and after your treatment:

  • Before implant session
    You may need to have a teeth cleaning done before the actual dental implant procedure can start. Depending on the condition of your teeth, you might need 1 or up to 4 sessions (one session every week).

  • After implant session
    After the implant session - that is when the implant is inserted into your jawbone - you might feel discomfort or pain once the anaesthesia has worn off. Moreover, some small bruises and swelling in the gum may occur. You may be restricted to a soft-food diet for about a week. Healing time after this procedure ranges from 4 to 6 months.

  • After the following sessions
    Once your healing time is complete, the following sessions will involve taking impressions of your teeth, creating custom-made crowns for your implants and doing some tests to see if the crowns fit and feel good in your mouth. Then, the crown will be sealed to your implant. You can go back to your routine activities right after.

  • Once treatment is complete (4 to 6 months after implantation)

    • You will feel more comfortable smiling, eating, and talking: since crowns are made to match natural teeth, their color, shape and contour will look like a natural, integral part of the mouth.
    • 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, dental implants are stable and fixed to the jawbone, and with proper oral hygiene, they are a durable and long-lasting solution.
WHERE CAN I FIND A DOCTOR?
Qunomedical Health Managers have an all-round knowledge to find the right specialist for you. Learn more about Qunomedical.

Dental implants can be costly. If you are looking for more affordable options, top dentists in many countries help patients smile again at a fraction of the cost. Costs still vary from country to country, and prices depend on how many implants you need and what material is being used. To help you make an easier and informed decision, we have listed starting prices below in different countries. Get in touch for your free and personal quote!

Top destinations

Displayed locations reflect starting prices per full dental implant (implant, abutment, and crown tooth) when booked through Qunomedical. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions

  • Ukraine

    € 580
  • Turkey

    € 700
  • Hungary

    € 700
  • India

    € 795
  • Mexico

    € 890
  • Croatia

    € 910
  • Slovakia

    € 990
  • Poland

    € 1,060
  • Czech Republic

    € 1,075
  • Indonesia

    € 1,140
  • Austria

    € 1,500
  • Thailand

    € 1,615
  • Costa Rica

    € 1,640
  • Germany

    € 1,700
  • Malaysia

    € 2,120
  • United Kingdom

    € 2,170
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Mohammad,

United Kingdom

October 7, 2019

| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey

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Thank you

I am so happy picking me up at airport. So happy and better than my home make me so youngest

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Joane,

Switzerland

August 1, 2019

| Dentgroup, Turkey

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I am very satisfied

I have 3 implants. It was painless. I am very satisfied to DentGroup International. I am very happy to refer this clinic in Switzerland.

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Toni,

Croatia

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The staff is professionally and carefully

Dental Center Repic is one of the few dental office where the service is always on the level. The staff is professionally and carefully, but also serene and smiling. Personally, I fixed a couple of teeth and implants installed 3 years ago and I can say that I am still satisfied with done. Strictly recommend to everyone :)

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Simon,

United Kingdom

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I CANNOT IMAGINE BETTER DENTAL TREATMENT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

I CANNOT IMAGINE BETTER DENTAL TREATMENT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! THE BUDAPEST TERENYI KLINICA HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. Dentistry "wonderful" I hear you say? ... No, I am not crazy … READ ON ! Over the last 3 years, first it was me visiting Budapest for treatment, then my wife followed and now other members of our family are contemplating. I have never known such amazing customer service in all my life. At Terenyi Klinica, there was nothing of the "corporate big brother “ ( in and out quick, take your cash, be treated as a number, existing just for profit ) that can exist in this market. I researched the big companies we see advertised in our daily newspapers and on TV thoroughly and eventually came across Terenyi Klinica. This was a small clinic just 30mins drive outside of Budapest, in a very calm setting, BUT the most important recommendation of all was the quality and experience of Agnes Terenyi and her staff. Please read her CV online. This lady’s qualifications are excellent and her experience is outstanding. Agnes’s experience with Implants / Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts, is amazing .. she alone has personally carried out in excess of 8,000 implants !!! ... would not you want an experienced practitioner like this to treat yourself ? The Terenyi Team treat you like a friend, are gentle, kind, helpful, incredibly skilful and leave you thinking you are part of a family. I personally had every tooth in my mouth replaced and a few more added ... the price was one third the price of the quotes I received in England ! My trips have all been exceedingly well planned .. you are picked up from your hotel / airport and taken backwards and forwards to the clinic by their personal driver - no stone is unturned. I am now retired, and have told the team at Terenyi Klinica that I am happy for them to put prospective clients needing advice on any aspect of my own Dental Tourist experience, in touch with me ...

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Pamela,

United Kingdom

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the treatment I was given was excellent

Dr Agnes is a super dentist, the treatment I was given was excellent and even though I had complete mouth implants the treatment was much easier than I expected. A huge amount of care was taken to get the result I wanted, and I have received many compliments about the natural look of the implants. I would recommend this clinic.

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Sibel,

Netherlands

May 21, 2019

| Dentapoint, Turkey

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We would like to thank Ali Kilic and Dentapoint here

Because of my mother's implant treatment at high prices in the Netherlands, we think we will do both a vacation and an implant. We got more excited that Ali Kilic was there, and we started to meet each other. The ashes went well, the same as the first ashes, my mother's teeth were pulled. The next day my mother got her implantateinin right away, and she had little or no trouble 4 months later we were there again and got her permanent teeth and are super satisfied with it. We would like to thank Ali Kilic and Dentapoint here !!

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Sandra M.,

Germany

May 20, 2019

| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey

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Bessere Qualität und Service als zu Hause

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Anonym,

Germany

March 6, 2019

| MFACE & MFORM, Germany

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Sehr kompetenter und freundlicher Arzt — absolut zu empfehlen!

Herr Dr Loeffelbein hat sich immer ausreichend Zeit genommen für das Vorgespräch, die OP und auch die Nachkontrollen. Bei der OP saß die Lokalanästhesie perfekt und ich hatte keinerlei Schmerzen. Post OP ist die Wunde schön zugeheilt und ich konnte schon am selben Tag wieder feste Nahrung zu mir nehmen. Die Organisation in der Praxis klappt sehr gut und man fühlt sich gut aufgehoben. Wartezeiten sind minimal. Räumlichkeiten sind sauber, freundlich und hell. Alles in allem bin ich sehr zufrieden!“

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Serap,

Turkey

March 4, 2019

| Dentram, Turkey

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I felt no pain at all.

My own dentist recommended me a very experienced and competent Doctor in the field of treatment that I needed. This person was Prof.Dr.Serhat Yalcın. He completed 8 implants in 17 minutes and I felt no pain at all.

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Mesut,

Turkey

March 4, 2019

| Dentram, Turkey

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A lot of these doctors recommended me to see Prof.Dr.Serhat Yalcın

In the World only 2 people are known to have many impacted teeth. I am one of them. I had 85 impacted teeth in my mouth and I went to many doctors, all of them told me there is no treatment and refused to treat me. They told me that if I had surgery it was so risky that I could die. A lot of these doctors recommended me to see Prof.Dr.Serhat Yalcın. He extracted my teeth successfully, Did all implants and fitted dentures. I‘m forever grateful, Many thanks Dentram Clinics!