Are you struggling to cope with your existing dentures, facing the prospect of removable dentures or don’t like your gap? If the answer is yes the most natural solution is Dental Implant. High-quality Dental Implants are typically unaffordable for many patients, especially those in the UK, Europe and the USA. Mirage HCS offers patients an affordable Implant solution without compromising on the quality of materials. Patients who choose us for their Dental Implant procedure can rest assured that we only offer leading global Implant brands, all of which come with a lifetime guarantee.

A Dental Implant is a small titanium screw that is placed within the jawbone to replace teeth that are already missing or are in need of replacement. Dental Implants are made of titanium as titanium is known to integrate with your natural bone. It is the same material used in knee and hip replacements. Consequently the Implant forms an artificial tooth root that anchors in place a new dental crown. In the case of multiple teeth missing along the same row (three or more teeth) we can attach an Implant Bridge to the Implants. Since the Implant fuses to the jawbone, the end look and feel is completely natural.

The word ‘Implant’ refers directly to the titanium screw, which is implanted into the jawbone; in addition to this there is the Implant Abutment (the small attachment that connects the Implant to the Crown) and then of course the Porcelain Crown itself to complete the treatment. Mirage HCS will always provide you a quote that is all inclusive of all costs related to your treatment, our Implant price includes the cost of the Abutment, ensuring there are no hidden costs following your arrival.

How Many Dental Implants do I need?

Depending on how many teeth you have missing will depend on the number of Implants you will need. Dental Implants can be used to replace any amount of teeth - from a single missing tooth to full mouth restoration. Our expert dental team will tailor a treatment plan to suit your personal requirements.

Generally we do not replace every missing tooth with a Dental Implant. If you have NO teeth on your upper and lower jaws we will usually place 6 Implants along the upper jaw and 6 Implants along the lower jaw, 12 in total. These Implants will support a full set of 28 teeth (14 teeth along each jaw).

If you have a gap where 3 or 4 teeth are missing along the same row, we will place 2 Dental Implants (one at each end of the gap). These Implants will support a 3 or 4 Tooth Dental Implant Bridge. Alternatively if you only have one tooth missing, we place will place 1 single Dental Implant and Implant Crown.

Your treatment can be completed in two short visits to Turkey. The first visit is for the placing of your Dental Implants. Following your Implant placement you must wait a minimum of 3 months before your permanent Implant Crown(s) can be fitted. This is very important for all patients to ensure your Implants have time to settle and are strong in the jawbone before any weight or force is applied. This will ensure the long-term success of your treatment. During visit one a temporary solution can be applied so you will not return home without the appearance and function of teeth. On your return visit to Turkey we will fit the Implant Crowns or Dental Implant Bridges to the Implants and your treatment will be completed.

Dental Implants and the cost of their placement can command eye-watering prices, often running into the thousands of pounds/ euros or dollars. Mirage HCS offers patients seeking Dental Implants an alternative solution. A solution which comes at a lower cost and does not compromise on the quality of materials used or expertise of our Dentists and Oral Surgeons. Much of this can be attributed to the running costs associated with owning a clinic in Turkey, which is significantly less than that of the running costs of a clinic in your home country. Couple that with the buying power of a group of clinics such as ours, that places an increasingly high number of Implants per month, then the costs are brought down even further. This cost saving is passed on directly to you.

Mirage HCS places Titanium Implants, manufactured from 100% grade 4 or grade 5 Titanium. Titanium is used for Dental Implants, as it is extremely durable, lightweight and very biocompatible, meaning it is not going to wear out and is highly unlikely to be rejected by your body. There are many different types of Titanium that are used for different purposes, building, medical supplies etc. Titanium Grade 4 or Grade 5 is used in the medical field and should be the only type of Titanium used for Dental Implants. Sometimes low cost Implants are not made from Grade 4 or 5 Titanium or they are only plated in Titanium. We give you a guarantee that we only work with premium Dental Implants that manufactured from 100% Titanium and come with a lifetime guarantee.

Wisdom Teeth

As we all know, the wisdom teeth are third molar teeth in our mouth, appearing the last. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17-25. The issue of leaving these teeth in the mouth or not is controversial. If they grow in proper position and does not harm the surrounding tissue, it is no harm in leaving them. Considering the possible damages of a tooth with abnormal position, merged into the jawbone with abnormal position (detected by x-ray), it could be determined to take it out. In case of any narrow place behind the teeth, growth of the tooth could be hampered by gingiva, bone and other neighbor tooth.

What are the situations that make the tooth’s being taken out necessary?

The saliva, bacteria and food particles accumulate in the hole that the new coming tooth forms and threaten the wisdom tooth and the molar tooth next to it. It is very hard to determine and treat this kind of decays. There could be heavy cases which could result in pain and infection and end up with apsis.

Gingival Diseases (Pericoronitis)

An infection focus where the bacteria and food particles accumulate in the gingiva of a wisdom tooth coming out in part forms. This situation results in bad breath, pain, oedema and trismus (the situation of not being able to open the mouth completely). The infection could be spread by lymphs to the cheeks and neck. This area prone to be infected around the wisdom tooth is open to be infected easily.

Pressure Pain

In case of any pressure to the neighboring teeth during the growth, there may be some pain felt because of the squeezing. This situation results in abrasion in some cases.

Orthodontic Reasons

Many young people have orthodontic treatment so as to fix their perplexity on their teeth. Since the growth pressure of the wisdom teeth are reflected to the other teeth, there may be some moves on the other teeths, increase in perplexity.

Reasons Regarding Dentures

It is necessary to take into consideration the wisdom teeth in the mouth where the denture plan is made because after taking out the wisdom teeth, it will be necessary to make new denture for the changed mouth structure.

Formation of Cyst

The cystic incidents have been monitored because of an embedded tooth. The cyst results in the bone ruin, chin expansion, replacing or being damaged of the neighboring teeth. The tooth should be taken out and the cyst should be cleaned so as to hamper the bone ruin. This cyst rarely spreads very wide areas and it may be turned into tumour and it may result in self-ruins in the jawbone.

Will Only The Antibiotics Be Enough?

The antibiotics could provide only a short term relief. Since the unconscious use of various antibiotics is widespread in our society, the antibiotics taken may not always affect in the microorganism resulting in the complaints. Even if they are efficient, they cannot remove the actual problem. Namely, even if the antibiotics are taken, the problematic tooth is still in the mouth.

Zirconium Crown

In this system white color zirconium compound is used as base instead of metal.
Even there are many factors which affect the appearance of crowns and bridges; among them the most important one is their reaction for light. Natural teeth are transparent for light. This comes up with depth and vividness on teeth as a result. Because of their transparency feature, porcelain crowns without metal supports (empress-zirconium) have more depth and vividness. By the way, the most nature tooth like results is obtained.
In the situations without tooth loss but with a lot ravage or where laminate crown practice result inadequate, empress or zirconium crown can be used. However, in situations with tooth loss only zirconium crowns should be preferred.

Laminate Veneer Crown

Laminate veneer is the most preferred treatment method for smile design. Eliminating gaps between teeth, changing tooth color, removing erosion and even misalignments is possible by this treatment.
Veneers are nail thick, thin, porcelain, small leaves. Firstly, front sides of teeth are roughened little bit, then porcelain veneers are stuck and a very natural aesthetic appearance is gained. You don`t have to roughen all sides of teeth. You can reach maximum aesthetic with minimum roughening just on the front sides.

Crown dentures;

They are the dentures helping to restore the parts of the teeth seen in the mouth and made of various materials. In general they are preferred when there is so much material loss that the teeth cannot be filled or there are different aesthetic expectations.

Bridges dentures:

They are the dentures forwarding the chewing pressures on the natural teeth through the body and footing by the periodontium (tissues surrounding the tooth) and alveolous bone (the bone surrounding the tooth in case of availability of the tooth) into the jawbone. It is applied in the cases where the hole without tooth is not long and the teeth on both side od the hole are healthy.

Zirconium infrastructures:

With the use of the material called zirconium, it is now possible to make the non-metal dental colored restorations in every incident where the classical metal based bridge dentures could be applied.

Laminated Veneers:

They are the one sided partial crown dentures made of aesthetic material so as to restore the outer sides of the teeth seen only from the out of the mouth. It is the most conservative one between the restorations to be carried out with aesthetical purposes. An abrasion of 0.5 mm on the tooth will be mostly enough. Hence, outstanding aesthetics will be provided and the natural structure of the other surfaces of the tooth and the relation of the tooth and gingiva will be provided with the minimum material loss to be formed on the frontal side of the tooth.

Who should I see for my Invisalign treatment

It is important to do your research and make sure you feel comfortable with the dentist who will be treating you, the clinic and the team who will be looking after you. You will all be working closely together for several months so it is important that you have confidence in the team. Any dentist can treat patients using Invisalign, however an orthodontist specialises in moving teeth with braces and has experience in working with a large range of orthodontic systems which can help, especially if your case is complex. Remember, all orthodontists are dentists; not all dentists are orthodontists.

Will Invisalign work for me?

As with any brace, for Invisalign to work you would need to adjust your lifestyle. The aligners must be worn for no less than 22 hours per day and you must remove them when you eat or drink anything other than cold water. If you are not strict with wearing the aligners, you may be faced with your treatment taking longer than planned or not achieving the best result possible. Most cases are suitable for Invisalign these days, however there are some cases where only a fixed brace will provide the best result. The great thing about Invisalign is that you can see what the end result should look like before you actually commit to the treatment. This is known as a ClinCheck (3D simulation) which is charged at £350 and is usually deducted from the final balance of the Invisalign treatment fee.

How long should each aligner be worn for?

The aligners should be worn for 2 weeks before changing to the next set. Moving teeth should be done at a slow and gentle pace as moving teeth too quickly can cause shrinkage of the roots which can make teeth less stable and become mobile over time.

What do the aligners feel like in the mouth?

As movement is fairly gradual with Invisalign, the treatment is generally pain free. You may notice slight tenderness when you change to the next set of aligners but this is a sign that the teeth are moving as they should be. It will take a few days to adjust to wearing the aligners and adapting to a new routine, as you would expect with anything. Many patients miss their aligners when they finish treatment.

 Will people notice them?

Although the aligners are clear and virtually invisible, you may find that people notice something different about you but may not be able to pin point what it is. The aligners can make your teeth appear shinier and may discolour very slightly as you are getting close to your next aligner change. Many of our patients get through treatment and tell us no-one even knew.

Your love life and Invisalign

Life can carry on the same while wearing Invisalign and patients have no problem dating or kissing while wearing the aligners. It is important to keep your teeth and the aligners clean and you can even purchase cleaning tablets that dissolve in water to soak them regularly so they stay nice and fresh.

Will Invisalign cause me to speak differently?

There may be temporary change to your speech initially while getting used to your new aligners, however this subsides after a few days once your tongue gets used to them being there.

What are Invisalign attachments?

Invisalign attachments are a necessary part of Invisalign treatment. They allow the aligners to get more grip in certain areas where teeth may need more complex movement. We use tooth coloured composite that is removed after your treatment and as long as you are wearing your aligners as instructed, they are virtually invisible.

What is Interproximal Reduction?

In modern day orthodontics, we try and avoid removing healthy teeth to create space for teeth to be realigned. Where possible, we use a technique called “Interproximal reduction” or “Interproximal stripping”. We use a special technique that carefully and accurately removes a fraction of a millimetre from your enamel. This procedure is safe in skilled and experienced hands such as Dr Hirani’s. It allows us to make sufficient room to tuck your teeth in line and make them straighter. It is not harmful to the teeth in any way and the procedure itself is not in any way painful.

 How to keep your aligners clean?

The best way to clean your aligners is with a very soft toothbrush and a small amount of your daily toothpaste. You can also purchase cleaning tablets that dissolve in water to use occasionally if you feel that your aligners need freshening up.

 Eating and drinking during Invisalign

The main benefit of Invisalign is that you can continue eating all the foods you enjoy and do not need to make any changes in your diet. You may need to change your lifestyle and the times of day you eat, drink and snack. You must never wear your aligners while eating or drinking anything other than cold water as they can become distorted easily with heat. Anything that contains sugar or acid can sit on your teeth beneath the aligners and will prevent your own natural saliva, that fights bacteria throughout the day, reaching your teeth which can cause plaque or even decay over time. You will also need to clean your teeth and your aligners after every snack, drink or eat something.

 Will I need to wear retainers

After any orthodontic treatment, retainers are essential to prevent all your hard work coming undone and your teeth moving again. You will need to wear retainers for life, permanently. We recommend and fit 2 different types of retainers for our patients as standard. One is a bonded or fixed retainer which consists of a thin wire that is secured behind your front 6 or 8 teeth. The other is a removable “bedtime” retainer that is similar in appearance to your Invisalign aligners and is worn for 2 nights per week in conjunction with a bonded retainer.

General Anesthesia and Operating Room

In the dentistry, the patients with the fear of dentist chair are difficult to work with because of the fear of dental treatment. The control of the fear and anxiety could be done with the psychological and pharmacological (medicines) ways. It is important to communicate well for a successful dental treatment. However, it gets hard to make the dental treatments in the cases where the psychological approaches and fundamental behavior management techniques are insufficient. In such cases, it is possible to make the dental treatments with the sedation and general anesthesia methods in the oral and dental health centers with the adequate infrastructure and equipment.

Sedation is the proceeding of decreasing the environmental relation and consciousness as a result of the fact that the central neural system of the patient is repressed by using the different agents and methods. The goal of sedation is to minimize the psychological and physiological reactions based on the stress without removing the consciousness and protective reflexes.

What is General Anesthesia?

In the treatments with general anesthesia, the patient does not remember the proceedings and does not have any pain and trauma fear. After the general anesthesia and sedation applications in  oral and dental health centers, our patients are hosted under the supervision of general anesthesia specialist, treating dentist and nurse in the arousing units until they are conscious again.

Our patients having general anesthesia and sedation often;

  • Children below age 4. (These children are difficult to convince them to have dental treatments)
  • Children or adults with the growth retardation
  • Adult patients with advanced fear.
  • Surgical attempts necessitating general anesthesia (bone graft, bone cyst etc.)
  • The patients wanting that many surgical proceedings not possible to male in one session with local anesthesia will be made in a short time (2-3 hours) under general anesthesia.
  • Dental treatments of the children with mental disabilities.

Total Dentures – Total Palate

If the patient has lost all the teeth in his mouth, total dentures should be done. Recently, the total dentures are not the only chance of the mouths without teeth. Dentures are supported by the implants installed in the jawbone, hence they give a feeling to the patients such as chewing with their natural teeth and this makes the dentures frequently preferred.

Partial Dentures

The partial dentures are a kind of denture hung with metal hooks called crochet, made with the combination of special acrylic and metals in the partial tooth deficiency (Partial Palate, Partial Dentures.

Delicately Connected Dentureszler

The delicately connected dentures are another denture type used in the partial tooth deficiency. The conservativeness of the dentures is provided not with the crochets like in the partial dentures, with the male and female parts called delicate connection. These dentures are much better than the normal partial dentures from aesthetic, connection and health aspects. There are is not any metal hook ruining the aestetic look on the delicately connected dentures.

Partial Valplast Dentures

Valplast dentures are the dentures with special structure without any metal base and hook. This removes the aesthetic problem of visible metal parts. Because of its resin, valplast dentures show thin and half transparent pinkish form and the tissues under it and gives natural structure. The most important features of valplast dentures are their conservativeness in the mouth by holding on the tissues and not being broken as a result of the flexibility. Valplast dentures are applicable in the patients with acryl allergy. It may not be requested by the patient to use the movable dentures and requesting cosmetic results because of the partial denture metal hooks and the implant treatment will be very costly for the patient and the dentures could be done in these cases.

Points to take into consideration for the patient using total or partial dentures

  • Take off you dentures after every meal and clean the inner and outer sides with tooth brush and soap.
  • When cleaning the dentures (artificial teeth), never use bleacher, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap etc. produced for different purposes. These products damages the structure of the denture and very dangerous for the general health position. You can use the tablets and solutions produced especially for the denture (artificial teeth) cleaning as per the instructions of the manufacturing firm.
  • After you take off and clean your dentures, clean the soft areas without teeth with a soft toothbrush or gauze bandage. If you have some teeths in your mouth, definitely clean them with tooth brush and tooth paste.
  • If the food particles around the crochets and inner sides of the partial dentures are not cleaned, they will damage the teeth. They should be cleaned after every meal.
  • When you take off your dentures, keep them in a cup full of water.
  • Except the control of your dentists, do not make any proceedings on your dentures such as abrasion, addition and restoration. If there is any problem with the dentures, go to your dentist immediately.
  • Go to your dentist once in every month. These controls will be beneficial for the possible problems.
  • Please remember that your dentures will have a life and they need to be renewed once in every two to five years.

Root Canal Treatment becomes necessary when the very interior of the affected tooth, the pulp, dies and/or becomes infected. Many of our patient fear Root Canal Treatment however thanks to modern Technology it is no more invasive than having a Dental Filling or a simple Descale & Polish. There are a number of causes, cavities that have been left open or recently broken teeth are just some of the reasons why the treatment is needed. If left untreated for any length of time the end result is inevitably an abscess which can spread the infection to the surrounding tissue beyond the tooth itself, even damaging bone and the neighbouring teeth. If left to progress then the only solution is a Tooth Extraction. Root Canal Treatment cleans the tooth root and removes any sign of infection from the tooth canals, therefore allowing you to keep your original tooth for a longer period of time. Following the Root Canal Treatment the appropriate material is used to close the tooth. In some cases if teeth are out of alignment and a Smile Makeover is planned the tooth may need to be prepared more than the adjacent teeth to ensure it can be brought back into alignment without any risk of future sensitivity. Modern materials and Technology mean that an excellent aesthetic result is achieved, whether the remaining tooth is filled or fitted with a Dental Crown.

Please Note: A single tooth can have one, two or three canals depending on the position of the tooth in your mouth. One or more canals may require treatment according to the tooth number and the results of your dental X-Ray.