The times have really changed. Two decades ago, dental procedures were not talked about as much as they are nowadays. We now have thousands and thousands of people traveling thousands of miles just to go and have quality dental treatment in a foreign country.
What has really made aesthetic dental procedures so common? Most people would say the advent of new media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. People are now aware of different dental procedures and the advantages associated with them.
Although there are dozens of common dental procedures, this article will only focus on five – dental veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening, dental implants, and all on 4 – which have seen more medical tourists traveling to Turkey.
Let’s jump straight into it.
Dental veneers are thin and customized shells that are designed to cover the front surface of teeth so as to improve their appearance. They come in different shapes, sizes, colors and the most common types of veneers are made of porcelain or composite resin. If you want to enhance the look of stained, chipped, broken, or undesired teeth, your dentist might suggest dental veneers.
Considering that they always enhance the appearance of the patient’s teeth/tooth, it's safe to say that dental veneers are applied for cosmetic purposes. But in some cases, veneers are preferred as part of an overall dental makeover that includes treatment for gum disease.
If the veneers are to be replaced by a broken or chipped tooth, only one or two veneers may be sufficient, but six to eight dental veneers may also be provided to create a harmonic, symmetrical smile. The most commonly performed veneers procedure involves the upper-anterior of eight teeth.
Also referred to as caps, dental crowns aim to support and maintain the functionality of a diseased or damaged tooth/teeth. Just like dental veneers, crowns can also help restore your teeth’s original appearance, size, strength and shape.
Expert dentists (such as the ones at Istanbul Dental Center) will customize the crown according to the correct color and shape that suits you. In some instances, patients who visit Istanbul Dental Center are advised to wear a temporary crown for a few days or weeks so as to see if it matches their shape and bite.
You probably have noticed that people tend to have darkened teeth as they grow old. The most common causes of tooth discoloration are beverages such as coffee, soda and wine, tobacco products such as cigarettes, medicines used against certain medical conditions such as asthma and high blood pressure.
But the good part is there are several teeth whitening options available today. Some of them do not require dentists as they can be done from the comfort of your home. But the most effective teeth whitening method is known as laser teeth whitening. This method is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that uses zoom light and high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to create a whiter and more effective smile.
Let's just assume you once had a tooth extraction surgery, and you now have a gaping hole in your mouth. That sounds uncomfortable, right? Lucky for you, dentists can replace a missing tooth by placing dental implants.
The best thing about dental implants is that they have the same appearance as natural teeth and they also have the same function. This simply means that people cannot tell whether you had dental surgery or not. Every dental implant has a crown and a root that goes into the bone socket of the missing tooth.
Although they have an overall success rate of 98%, the dental implant’s rate of success depends on where, in the jaw, they are placed.
All on 4
All-on-4 is a minimally invasive method of placing a full-arch (upper or lower) dental implant bridge so as to replace missing teeth. Instead of undergoing multiple surgeries and replacing your missing teeth one by one, the All-on-4 method gives your mouth a full set and it only takes one appointment at Istanbul Dental Center.
Here are some of the advantages associated with having an all on four dental procedure:
- It improves your smiling line and makes it more attractive.
- They are too easy to clean and to take care, as compared to fixed dental implants.
- They ideal for patients who are not capable of using a mobile dental prosthesis and who have a nausea reflex.
- Unlike full dental prosthesis, all-on-4 implants are designed in a way that does not cover your palate, you will get used to them easily and they are easy to use.
- The treatment duration is much shorter.
- Patients without teeth can also have fixed dental prosthesis even after being given an all-on-4 treatment. They only need a single surgery for this.
- It's much easier to do this dental treatment as it does not require any addition of bones or sinus elevation.
- After having all-on-4 implants, there won’t be another surgical process needed, this reflects that it will cost you less than the classic dental implant treatment.
- Since it does not require several treatment sessions, it can also be done by foreign patients.
Istanbul Dental Center is the Best Dental Clinic in Turkey
Of all the Dental Clinics in Turkey, İstanbul Dental Center is the only dental clinic in the country that has an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance Certification from the United Kingdom and was also accredited by the Turkish Ministry of Health for Health Tourism.
Managed and supervised by a team of expert dentists who have professional achievements that are renowned internationally, the Istanbul Dental Center is known for giving the best dental and oral medical care and treatment. The dental center is a conglomeration of experiences in the dentistry field, and it has been in operation for several years.
Even after the patient(s) leaves the clinic, dentists have a tendency of following them up so as to ensure that the preventive medical practices are followed in the patient's post-treatment life. Istanbul Dental Center has a great reputation for keeping international patient rights and patient satisfaction requirements at all times.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in March 2020