Dental Implants

Missing teeth can cause both functional and aesthetic problems. Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Don't let missing teeth hold you back, dental implants can help restore your confidence and improve your oral health!

What Is A Dental Implant?

Dental implants are both functional and aesthetic dental treatments that recover teeth that were lost due to decay or fractures. Implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium or titanium alloy screws (can be ceramic as well) that are placed inside the drilled holes on the bone. They serve as supports for dental prosthetics.

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Problems & Solutions

Implants can treat multiple problems and many people are good candidates for it. Here, you can find answers for different complaints.

Dental bridge or implant?

Which one to choose depends on your priorities. Both are great.

What if I have a gum disease?

For dental implants, you need healthy and strong gums and bones.

I have an autoimmune disease.

Some studies suggest an increased risk of implant failure for patients.


Abraham Zelayn

With cutting edge technology they use at the clinic, and their professionalism I can with heart’s ease recommend anyone wanting to have implants to this clinic. I never had any complaints other than sensitivity in the first week of the surgery. I already recommended 3 of my friends to go and get their teeth fixed there. Thank you for making such a fearsome operation so easy!

Sophie Freeb

Getting implants was something I was very afraid of. Thinking about getting a screw screwed on your jaw makes me shiver. But for the sake of my health, I needed to get it done. I’m so glad I chose this clinic, they were very kind and caring. The dentist was very meticulous and ,I almost didn’t feel any pain except the first two days. After getting the crown it looks so natural. I am very pleased.

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

Fully Set Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

Free Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. After an online examination, and will help you to choose what's the best.

Superior Quality

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

24/7 Assistance

You can contact our agents 7 days and 24 hours for your questions and concerns, or only support. We'll be fully available for your service.

5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

VIP Transportation

We provide airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before/after the surgery via VIP vehicles.

Wellbeing Support

As Clineca, we provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during the resting period.

No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon, operating room, hospitalization, tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.


The price includes hotel layover (including breakfast), and transportation between the airport, the hotel and the hospital.

Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask, voltage converter and many others that will enhance your satisfaction.

Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in Istanbul. We plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

After you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If requested, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You'll have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. They will perform an online examination and help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.


We'll plan your whole journey including your surgery date and accommodation. We'll inform you about every need; from preparing your suitcase to advice before the procedure.


Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport for you. We’ll drive you to the hospital and they'll get a blood and the C19 test. Then, we'll take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

We’ll take you from your hotel to the hospital. After your examination, the same day you’ll have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we'll drive you to your hotel. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care during the week.


We'll gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We’ll be very happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing, shopping and entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We’ll take you to 1-week follow-up. After your examination and removal of bandages if required, we’ll inform you about the recovery period. Then, we'll drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we'll inform you, check on you, and answer your questions 24 hours and 7 days. We'll expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

After your jaw development is complete (around age 16-18), if you are overall healthy, your oral health is in good condition (no gum diseases), and your bone structure is robust enough; and you are missing a tooth, you are a good candidate for dental implant.

What Are The Expected Outcomes Of Dental Implants?

The outcomes of Dental Implants can be analyzed in three main categories: health-related, aesthetical, and psychological.

Health-related Outcomes

Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. This can help to improve your overall oral health and prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.

Aesthetical Outcomes

Missing teeth can cause embarrassment and insecurity, leading to a lack of confidence in social and professional settings. Dental implants can help to restore your confidence and allow you to smile, speak, and interact freely.

Psychological Outcomes

When you are missing a tooth, you feel self-conscious and avoid smiling, laughing and perhaps even talking. With implants, you can get past the embarrassment you feel due to your missing tooth, and can gain your self confidence back.

How Are The Dental Implants Done?

A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which a metal or ceramic post is inserted into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge.


General health inspection will start with a blood test, because diabetes and hypertension can be a risk factor. Infections such as bronchitis or sinusitis, can affect the success of the implant surgery negatively. After, mouth inspection will be done. Your gums and current biting is checked in order to decide on the size and position of the implant that will be placed. Any gum ailments, tooth decay, biting abnormalities you may have will be identified. Then, X-ray will be taken, because your bones will be examined to determine the correct bone height and length of the implant to be placed. Tomography may be needed in certain cases tomography. Then, treatment plan will be done. An individualized plan will be made by your dentist for your specific case.

Surgery - Implant Placement

After numbed with anesthetics, gum is incised to expose the bone. Then with a drill a space for the implant is opened on the bone. After that, the dental implant is screwed into the bone under the gum (endosteal implantation). With the implant screwed to the bone, the incision will be closed with one or two stitches.

Osseointegration Phase - Healing

After the operation, a few weeks to a few months later the implant and the bone will integrate together and become one. Only after that, can the crown be securely attached on top.

Abutment Screw Placement

Implant is an artificial root to which an artificial crown can be placed. After the implant is integrated with the bone, your dentist will re-expose the implant through another incision, this time to place the abutment on the implant and to take measurements for a fitting crown.

Crown Creation & Crown Fitting

Depending on the patient’s and dentist’s preferences, creating the best crown will take several appointments by determining the color, shape and form of the crown.

The last step in implant treatment is fitting the crown.

Risks and Complications

Like any surgical procedure, dental implant treatment carries certain risks.

  • Bone-Implant Integration Failure: Which occurs when the implant fails to properly integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. This can happen if the jawbone is not strong enough to support the implant, or if the implant is not placed properly.
  • Infection: Since the implant is placed directly into the jawbone, there is a risk of infection at the surgical site. This can be caused by bacteria entering the wound during the surgery, or by poor hygiene and oral health care after the surgery.
  • Bone Decay: This can occur if bacteria from the mouth enter the jawbone through the implant, causing the surrounding bone tissue to break down.
  • Breakage or Wear: The implant itself and the abutment screw that holds the implant in place can both be subject to mechanical failure if they are not made from high-quality materials or if they are not placed properly.

What To Expect During A Dental Implant Recovery?

The First Week

During the first week of the dental implant recovery process, you can expect to experience some discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the presence of the dental implant. You might experience soreness during the first week. Your gums and mouth may be sore for the first few days after getting a dental implant. This is normal and should go away on its own within a few days. You may find it difficult to eat at first because of the soreness and the presence of the dental implant. Stick to soft foods and cut your food into small pieces to make it easier to chew. You may also find it difficult to speak at first because of the dental implant. This should improve over time as you get used to the implant. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene while healing from a dental implant. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and use floss threaders or a water flosser to clean between your teeth and around the implant.


After the early stages of the dental implant recovery process, you can expect the dental implant to become more stable and comfortable as your mouth adjusts to it. Decreased soreness; as your mouth adjusts to the dental implant, you should experience less soreness and discomfort. Improved eating and speaking; as your mouth becomes more accustomed to the dental implant, you should find it easier to eat and speak. Improved appearance; as the dental implant becomes more stable, it should look more natural and blend in with your other teeth. You will continue to have follow-up appointments with your dentist to check on the progress of your treatment.

Guidance & Support

After meeting with your dentist at their office during your consultation you express your expectations and the dentist checks the condition of your teeth. They will inform you about their professional opinion while taking your expectations and the condition of your teeth into consideration. Then, photos of your teeth will be taken for a 3D simulation. The size, model and color can be decided by you, and you can even choose the color from the tooth color chart. After deciding, on the first operation day teeth will be scraped and if there is a need for an extraction it will also take place on the first day. Temporary veneers will be put on and your dentist will prescribe you with painkillers and antibiotics. You will stay at the hotel for about 4-5 days. During your stay you will be visited by a wellbeing specialist, and if you’re having any problems your dentist will be contacted. After these 4-5 days, your permanent veneer will be applied and it will be all done.

What To Do Before Implant Surgery?

Your dentist will provide you with instructions on do's and don'ts at first, but;

  • Meal preparation for the days coming.
  • Do not make important plans for the week after just in case.
  • Medications; ask your dentist if your medications are ok to take. Certain medications thin the blood and can cause increased bleeding.
  • If you choose to be sedated during the surgery, you should not eat for 4-12 hours before the surgery.
  • Wear loose and comfy clothes for the surgery.

What To Do After Implant Surgery?

After the dental implants procedure, you need to keep good oral hygiene.

  • Mouthwashes: To increase the success rate of the surgery, you should use antibacterial mouthwashes prescribed to you to keep your mouth sterile.
  • Brushing: Whatever the dental operation you go under, keeping up with your regular brushing is important. There is no problem with toothpaste or soft toothbrush coming in contact with the operation area.
  • Cold compresses: during the first 48 hours cold compress application will reduce the postoperative swelling, bleeding and pain.
  • Smoking: don’t smoke for at least the first 48 hours, if possible for the first postoperative week, to prevent infection.
  • Bleeding control: Bleeding is normal in the first 48 hours, pressure application with gauge can be used. Avoid hot beverages or food.
  • Eating: Avoid hard, too hot or too cold foods and beverages. On the other hand, you must eat enough to heal well.


We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a dental operation requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants.

Dental implants are prostheses used to replace missing teeth. They are basically screws that are implanted into the bone and after the bone and gum tissues are recovered, crowns, bridges or dentures are placed on the implant to replace the missing teeth.
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, and your overall oral health is good, then you can get implants.
Dental implants can improve the function and appearance of your teeth by replacing missing teeth with artificial ones.
Dental implants are invasive corrective surgeries and come with possibility of complications of surgeries. Infection, inflammation, and pain can occur.
It takes several weeks to several months for a dental implant treatment to be complete. First a screw is planted into the bone, if the bone tissue is not strong or not unavailable, bone and gum grafting may be required and that will increase the duration of the treatment as the screw placement will be postponed until the tissues are recovered and healthy enough. Then the implant is placed and the gums and bone needs to heal for the crown to be placed and the procedure to be completed. The duration will depend on the healing speed.
As an invasive operation, you should expect a certain level of pain. Anesthesia will be used during the procedure so you won’t feel any pain. After the procedure you may feel a level of pain and tenderness around the operation site. That will last a maximum of 7 days with decreasing intensity.
Dental implants are made to last your lifetime.
Dental implants are permanent and nonremovable, and require surgery to be removed.
You can return to work/school within 1-3 days after the procedure.

Problems & Solutions

Implants can treat multiple problems and many people are good candidates for it. Here, you can find answers for different complaints.

Both treatments are great for replacing a missing tooth. Which one to choose depends on your priorities. Dental bridges are less invasive and less expensive than dental implants, but they need replacement every 5-7 years and the teeth covered with bridges are more prone to decay in comparison with dental implants. Dental implants are the longest lasting treatment option for missing teeth, they don’t damage the surrounding teeth, and retain their natural appearance longer than the bridges, however, this treatment can last up to 6 months, with surgical complication possibilities, and higher cost.
Short answer is “no”. For dental implants, you need healthy and strong gums and bones. If your gums and bone are weak, then the implant surgery will likely cause complications and the implant will not be sturdy. Your gum disease must be treated before dental implant surgery can take place.
Although some studies suggest an increased risk of implant failure for patients with autoimmune diseases, there are many people with autoimmune diseases receiving implants without experiencing any complications. In a recent study* the survival rate for the implant with patients with autoimmune diseases was comparable to the general population. It is always good to tell your health history to your dentist to get the best results.

Esimekara, J.-F. O., Perez, A., Courvoisier, D. S., & Scolozzi, P. (2022). Dental implants in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases: A systematic critical review. Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 123(5).