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A missing tooth due to trauma, decay, or a medical condition can significantly impact oral health and self-esteem. Single-tooth dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking solution, allowing you to regain the comfort and confidence of a complete smile.

What is a Single-tooth Dental Implant?

We use single-tooth dental implants to replace missing teeth for individuals who have lost a tooth due to trauma, decay, or disease. Single implants help us preserve the integrity of adjacent teeth because they don’t need support from neighboring teeth, like in the case of a dental bridge.

When you lose a tooth, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time. We want to prevent bone loss that might be caused by it, so we use dental implants to mimic the function of natural tooth roots to support the jawbone. We also use implants to avoid teeth shifting, which can happen if we leave the gap as it is. A single dental implant can stop this shift from happening and maintain proper dental alignment.

A single dental implant resembles a natural tooth in appearance and function, and it will restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak comfortably. It consists of titanium posts, acting as artificial teeth roots, topped with custom-made ceramic crowns. The combination ensures a natural-looking and long-lasting result that blends seamlessly with your existing teeth.

The structure of a Single-Tooth Dental Implant

Dental implant structure

A dental implant is a highly effective tooth replacement solution that plays the role of the natural structure of a tooth. Comprising three main components -the implant, abutment, and crown. The whole structure is designed to provide stability, functionality, and aesthetics. 

The Implant

The implant itself is a screw-shaped, small titanium placed into the jawbone. Titanium is chosen for its biocompatibility because it allows the implant to fuse with the surrounding bone. It serves as a durable and long-lasting anchor for the prosthetic tooth.

The Abutment

The abutment links the implant to the final component – the crown. It is a metal connector.

The Crown

The crown, made from different materials, is custom-designed to match the natural teeth’ color, shape, and size. 

Single Dental Implant procedure at Vera Smile

The implant procedure requires a thorough oral health evaluation, including bone density and overall health conditions. After preparing you for the treatment, the implant is surgically placed into your jawbone, and after the healing process, it is topped with a crown.

Consultation and Treatment Plan

With your free consultation, we get the information we need for the treatment plan. For the first day, we confirm your treatment plan by doing a detailed examination, and, if everything is as planned, we perform the implant placement surgery. 

Implant Placement

The surgery usually lasts for 30 minutes or more after the examination. We will place your customized dental crown on to complete the restoration.

Recovery

We will monitor you for the next few days and follow up on your healing process with routine visits. After you return, the full recovery would take 3 to 6 months in order for the implant to fully fuse with the jawbones. During this time, it is crucial to follow post-operative care instructions provided by your dentist. After the initial healing period, you can resume your normal activities. 

At Vera Smile, we recognize the diverse needs of our patients and tailor the procedure accordingly. Each step is carefully planned to provide you with a seamless and comfortable experience, resulting in a natural-looking and long-lasting single dental implant. 

Cost of Single-tooth Dental Implants

In the USA and the UK, the cost of a single dental implant can be a significant financial consideration for patients seeking to restore their smiles. The price varies from $1,500 to $6,000 or more, depending on different factors. 

In contrast, Turkey has become an attractive destination for those seeking a more budget-friendly alternative through dental tourism. Turkey provides affordable single dental implant options without compromising quality, making it a compelling choice for individuals looking to combine dental procedures with exploring a new cultural experience. Make sure to contact us to get a detailed cost breakdown for your specific needs. 

WHY VERA SMILE?

We understand that going to the dentist can be intimidating, especially when combined with health tourism. It’s stressful enough going to your local dentist, let alone traveling to another country for that.  That’s why we prioritize building a strong personal connection with our patients and tending to all their concerns. With our commitment to excellence, personalized care, affordability, and dedication to building trust, we are certain that you will feel comfortable and confident in choosing us.

Your journey with Vera Smile extends beyond dental care. It allows you to immerse yourself in the rich culture and vibrant life of Istanbul. You can explore the city’s historical sites, indulge in delicious cuisine, and create unforgettable memories while getting the needed treatment. This combination of cost-effectiveness, personalized care, and the opportunity for a unique travel experience makes choosing Vera Smile a wise and right decision for your dental health.

Vera smile dental tourism process

A single-tooth dental implant is a highly recommended and effective solution for replacing a missing tooth. It offers a long-term solution that not only improves your smile but also restores your ability to chew and speak properly. 

At Vera Smile, we strive to provide a compassionate and informative approach, ensuring you feel supported and empowered throughout your journey. Missing teeth can lead to major health problems, which could be easily prevented with this simple tooth implant. Take the first step today and schedule your free consultation.

FAQ

Why should I get a single dental implant?

Single dental implants seamlessly blend into your natural smile. The customized dental crown is meticulously designed to match the teeth’ color, shape, and size. It helps sustain the strength and structure of the jawbone but also safeguards facial aesthetics, preventing potential complications associated with bone atrophy. Single-tooth implants are transformative agents that bring comfort, natural beauty, and lasting functionality. With all its advantages, the treatment is a great choice for treating dental gaps.

How long does single dental implants last?

A single dental implant in Turkey can last for decades with proper care and maintenance. Following good oral hygiene practices such as regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups can help ensure the longevity of the implant.

Is it painful to get a single dental implant?

The Single-tooth dental implant treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. However, you may experience some discomfort or mild pain after the surgery. Which can easily be tended to using the pain relievers prescribed to you by our dentist.

What are the disadvantages of a single-tooth dental implant?

While the disadvantages of this treatment can vary among patients, a shared concern seems to be the cost. The cost of dental implants may pose a financial challenge for some individuals, mainly if comprehensive dental insurance coverage is not in place. Getting a single-tooth dental implant in Turkey might be the solution in these situations. Dental tourism offers a cost-effective alternative by providing high-quality dental care at a fraction of the cost in popular destination countries. 

Are all dental implants successful? 

The dental implant success rate is around 95-98%. However, complications can occur, leading to implant failure in some cases. Success depends on various factors, including your overall health, the quality and quantity of the jawbone, the skill of the dentist or oral surgeon performing the procedure, and your commitment to proper post-operative care. 

Am I too old for dental implants?

People of various ages, including older adults, can undergo dental implant procedures successfully. What matters more is your overall health and specific medical conditions rather than age. Before recommending dental implants, we assess your bone density, overall health, and healing ability. 

What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant vs dental bridge?

  • Preservation of Adjacent Teeth: Unlike Dental Bridges, single-tooth implants do not require the alteration or reduction of neighboring healthy teeth, preserving their integrity and long-term health.
  • Bone Preservation: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial aesthetics. Bridges lack stimulation, and this may lead to potential bone resorption.
  • Improved Aesthetics and Functionality: Implants closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function. Custom-made crowns match surrounding teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking smile and enhanced chewing efficiency and stability.
  • Long-Term Durability: Dental implants are known for their longevity and durability, often lasting a lifetime with proper care. Bridges may have a shorter lifespan and require replacement over time.
  • Easy Maintenance: Implants are easy to clean and maintain with standard oral hygiene practices. Bridges may involve special flossing techniques or additional cleaning devices for optimal care. 

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