Dental implants are an effective solution for those who want to regain their smile and oral health. But there are many myths about this procedure. In this article, we will debunk common myths one by one:
1. Dental implants are painful
One of the most common myths about dental implants is that the procedure is painful. In reality, dental implant surgery is performed under local anesthesia in most cases and patients do not feel pain. Mild pain after surgery is usually manageable with prescribed painkillers.
2. Dental implants don't look natural
Some people think that dental implants can be easily noticed and look unnatural. However, modern advances in implant technology (such as CAD/CAM technologies) and the skills of experienced dentists ensure that implants blend seamlessly with natural teeth. Once in place, they are virtually indistinguishable from surrounding teeth.
3. Dental implants are only for older individuals
Another common myth is that dental implants are only a viable option for older individuals. In reality, dental implants can be applied to people of all ages who have lost a tooth due to trauma, decay, or other dental problems. Age is not a determining factor; Rather, the patient's general health and bone structure are more important issues.
4. Dental implants require special care
Some may think that caring for dental implants requires an extensive and complex routine. However, maintenance of dental implants is quite simple. Regular brushing, gargling and flossing at least twice a day are usually sufficient to protect the implants. They do not require any special care beyond that recommended for natural teeth.
5. Dental implants are prone to failure
There is a risk of complications inherent in every medical procedure. However, the failure rate of dental implants is quite low. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last 20+ years or even a lifetime. The success rate of dental implants is over 95%.
6. Dental implants are very expensive
Some people may hesitate to consider dental implants due to the high cost in the UK or European countries.
Dental implants are a cost-effective solution in Turkey due to the incentives in the field of health tourism and the exchange rate difference.
7. Dental implants are a long process
While it is true that the dental implant process can usually take 3-6 months from start to finish, this does not mean that the patient will experience discomfort during this period. Most of this time involves healing and integration of the implant into the jawbone, which occurs naturally and without discomfort to the patient.
8. Dental implants aren't worth it
It is definitely worth going to Turkey for dental implants. We can list some of the most important advantages as follows:
Dental implants in Turkey are generally much cheaper than in other developed countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Because health tourism in Turkey is encouraged by the state and labor costs are lower.
Turkey has a large number of skilled and experienced dentists who provide high quality dental care. Many of these dentists receive international training conducted in Europe and the United States.
Since Turkey is a popular tourist destination, there are many flights and hotels available. This makes it relatively easy to go to Turkey for dental implants.
Quality of materials and equipment used
Reputation of the clinic
We are proud to share that Antlara Dental Clinic has been named the winner of the Best General & Cosmetic Dental Clinic in Antalya at this year's Oral Health and Dentistry Awards 2022, hosted by Global Health & Pharma.
As a result, dental implants are a highly effective and reliable solution for replacing missing teeth. By eliminating these common misconceptions, individuals can make informed decisions about their oral health. Contacting our practice is the best way to address any questions or concerns you may have about dental implants.