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How to Prepare for Dental Implants in Turkey

If we think about our teeth, an instant image comes to the mind with all its nooks and crannies. You might say that we remember them because we’ve been living with them for all of our lives. But research has something different to say. Many studies show that the colour and shape of teeth are quite significantly linked to the perceived attraction of someone, especially if they are women. You might have evolution to blame there. Therefore, if you are missing a tooth, you should consider getting dental implants in Turkey.

Bad teeth can be indicative of the genetic makeup and overall health of an individual which is why they may be considered unattractive. When someone has a set of beautiful white teeth, it is not just their physical appearance that gets impacted, but many other aspects of life are also in one or another affected. It could be the personality development of an individual. The more confident one is about their looks, the easier they find to communicate their thoughts. Teeth may also give one an edge when seeking a job. And, of course, the palate can’t enjoy the taste of good food completely if the teeth aren’t by their side. 

There are many reasons why tooth loss may occur. Millions suffer from it. Quite naturally, you might’ve had a bad fall that could’ve broken them. If someone is suffering from periodontitis, they may commonly experience tooth loss. Many other diseases can also lead to the same result. Wear and tear with age can cause decaying ultimately leading to the inevitable situation where you lose your teeth. The good news is that this is solvable, which means that you don’t have to go out of your way to not show your teeth. The answer to the problem is – dental implants. And preparation for it is something that’s going to be discussed here.

What really are Dental Implants? 

You might’ve heard about or even used dentures or bridges, but once you realize how better dental implants are, you might not go back to the old ways. Dental implants are simply artificial teeth that act as a replacement for the missing ones. It covers the root of the tooth and seems no different from a natural tooth. 

A dental implant doesn’t only improve the functionality of the mouth, but it also has health benefits. It can reduce the rate of bone loss and protect the tissue of nearby teeth. It holds the shape of the jaw perfectly, and you will not even feel any difference. This natural-look can help many people in regaining their confidence and self-esteem.

Why Choose Turkey? 

With the rise in the medical tourism sector, many steps have been taken to make the experience of tourists even better than before. The reason why many choose to have dental implants in Turkey is that the economy allows people to have operations at much cheaper costs than anywhere else.

This may lead many people to get the idea that the quality offered would be lower. The reality is actually the other way around. Turkey has the most Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals in the world. The government is making investments in both public and private sector to improve the quality of healthcare all across the country. We’ve ensured the same standards of excellence at Longevita. The facilities are equipped with all the latest technology and the doctors have years of expertise in their respective fields ensuring that you’re in safe hands. 

What Should I Do to Get Dental Implants in Turkey? 

Once you’ve decided to get dental implants in Turkey, care needs to be taken from before the surgery to post-operation. We will provide you with the required instructions. But it is on you to follow them because they can significantly impact the final results. How much prepared you are will be directly proportional to the best results.

The journey of Getting Dental Implants in Turkey

With Longevita, rest assured, your journey will be comfortable and peaceful. But we’ll just be there to assist you along the way. It’s you from where the journey will begin. Once you’ve made up your mind, the first thing that you should do is get into contact with us. From there onwards, we will lead you to the next step so that there is no confusion or hassle. 

To get an initial idea of your condition and make recommendations, our appointment coordinators will ask photos and  X-rays. This part is important as X-rays help the surgeons see the presence of any problem that may not be visible on observation. And as the implants are fixed into the jawbones, X-rays will also see if there is enough bone structure to sustain the dental implants. However, you need to be careful about one thing; if you have already had an X-ray, it should not be older than a year. You don’t have to worry about them though, Longevita has partner imaging centres in 6 cities in the UK: London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, and Nottingham. 

This will be followed by booking an appointment with the experienced patient consultants. We offer free audio or video consultations and aftercare appointments five days a week by our expert patient consultants or aftercare specialists online at the comfort of your home.

Why Getting an X-ray is Important

As mentioned earlier, dental implants are inserted in the bone of the jaw. To make sure that it is an in proper condition, dentists need to see the bone structure and sinus to be able to make a proper assessment and determine whether you can even get dental implants or not. 

There is one thing that you should be careful about though. It is not something that you’ll experience in every medical institute. Only some do so that are trying to scam their patients. Those clinics offer treatment plans and quotes whole for the package without even seeing their photos or X-ray. 

This means that they don’t even know whether your implants will stay or not. All they aim to do is to extract money as soon as possible. This money-driven approach does not show regard for the health of the patient and gives off the impression that medical care is primarily for profits and not health concerns. This is harmful to the patient in every way since their treatment plan will most probably change a lot once they’ve travelled to Turkey for it. 

The importance of X-rays cannot be undermined. They are also essential to check whether bone grafting is necessary. It’s essential because if the tooth that has been missing hasn’t been replaced by anything for a long time, then the bones that are supposed to hold the tooth might be withdrawn. If this has happened with you, then bone grafting is necessary to be able to place the dental implants. Having a bone graft can create a more solid base for the implant. Keeping this in view, you should be careful about the clinics you choose. 

What Are Some Other Things That I Should Be Careful About? 

There are a few preoperative instructions that you should follow to ensure a smooth journey. We’ve compiled a list of things that you should be careful about. This comprehensive guide will help you be prepared for things in advance. 

Make Sure to Bring Your Documents 

Whenever you make foreign visits, you make sure to carry all the important documents. The same goes for when you’re getting surgery. It is an important event taking place in your life that requires documents such as your ID. You should definitely bring it with yourself as it is necessary. 

Use Cleaning Aids 

Needless to say, you are getting an oral treatment and if you’re not taking care of your health now, then getting dental implants won’t do anything unless you are willing to choose a healthier lifestyle. However, for now, you should use cleaning aids such as mouth wash, floss, and tongue scrapers, etc. 

Tell us About Your Medicine Consumption 

It is no surprise that surgeries are delicate affairs. Even the slightest details need to be taken care of. Otherwise, it may lead to disastrous results for the patients. An important activity that can affect getting dental implants in Turkey is the consumption of certain medications. No matter what you’re taking, you need to inform us about it so that we can tell whether it’s safe to take them before the operation or not.

Do not Smoke at All 

You might’ve heard this advice before many procedures. We can repeat the old mantra and tell you to refrain from smoking. It is because the smoke of cigarettes can cause bone loss, inflammation, and infection. Overall, it harms oral health. In such a scenario, you might not be able to get dental implants in Turkey.

Drinking Should Come to a Halt 

Another activity that you should refrain from indulging in is drinking alcohol, especially a week before the surgery. Drinking alcohol can cause an increase in recovery time and may even lead to bone death. So, be careful about the choices that you make before the operation.

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