Dental Implant Surgery in Iran

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  • 1-5 hours
  • Hospitalization
  • No
  • Anesthesia
  • local
  • Recovery
  • 1-7 days

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Dental implant surgery is a new technique in dental surgery through which the root of a decayed tooth is replaced with a titanium one. This new tooth is firm, fixed, and compatible with other natural teeth. Today, dental implants are considered the best alternatives for damaged teeth.

What Is Dental Implant Surgery?

Some people lose one or more of their teeth due to aging, gum diseases, drug addiction, poor oral hygiene, accidents, gastric cancer, etc. Losing teeth affects one’s appearance and causes other problems such as digestive diseases caused by not eating well. 

In the past, people who had lost their teeth had to use dentures, but the problem with the dentures was that over time, jawbone atrophy caused them to become loose and move while eating and talking. However, with the help of dental implant surgery, the teeth are fixed into the jaw, and there is no need to take them out regularly. Also, tooth implants prevent jawbone atrophy and improve oral health. 

Why Iran for Dental Implant Surgery?

Iran is among the best countries in the Middle East for dental implant surgery because it has the most well-educated, experienced, detail-oriented, and artistic dentists. Also, in the dental clinics in Iran, you can benefit from the latest facilities and technologies and the help and guidance of skilled assistants and technicians.

Moreover, most dental clinics in Iran are equipped with high-standard panoramic x-ray machines that take pictures from the entire mouth (both the upper and lower jaws) in one shot. These devices have low radiation levels, so they are safe for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding moms. Last but not least, the price of a dental implant in Iran is much more affordable than in other countries, especially in U.S. and European countries. 

Dental Implant Cost in Iran

The cost of dental implant surgery in Iran varies depending on several factors. These factors include the knowledge and experience of the dentist, the complexity of the surgery, the services provided by the dental clinic, the type and brand of implant prosthesis (the metal part and the actual tooth), the number of implants needed, and whether there is a need for bone grafting or sinus augmentation.

On average, the cost of dental implants in Iran varies between $100 to $1,000 per tooth, while in the U.S., the price of a dental implant starts from $1.500 for a single tooth. 

Types of Dental Implant in Iran

In Iran, three types of dental implants are used. In the following, these tooth implants are introduced briefly:

  • Endosteal

In this implant, the metal root is completely fixed into the jawbone and holds the new artificial tooth. Endosteal is suitable for people with extra space between their teeth (diastema) and aged people who should use dentures. 

  • Subperiosteal

These implants are placed on the jawbone and beneath the gums. This type of implant is suitable for people with severe jawbone atrophy. Although planting subperiosteal implants takes only one or two appointments and has a shorter recovery period, the implants will last shorter because they are placed above the jawbone and not inside it. 

  • Zygomatic

In this type of implant, metal tooth implants are placed inside the cheekbone, not the jaw. These dental implants are usually used for patients who suffer from serious bone atrophy in their upper jaw, severe tooth decay, and severe periodontal diseases. 

Best Candidates for Dental Implant Surgery 

Dental implants usually require healthy and dense jawbones to support them, so the patient's bone mass is the essential factor for successful dental implant surgery. 

Although everyone can undergo this surgery, this surgery is more proper for patients who:

  • Have lost all their teeth;
  • Have lost teeth on one side of their jaw;
  • Have a gap between their teeth;
  • Have enough bone density;
  • Have good oral health; and
  • Cannot or do not want to use dentures. 


Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Usually, dental implant surgery is not recommended to people who:

  • Have jaw and gum infection;
  • Smoke cigarettes and other drugs;
  • Have serious health problems such as diabetes, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, and hemophilia;
  • Have poor oral hygiene;
  • Have blood clotting problems or are taking blood thinner medications such as aspirin;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Are using cancer drugs or are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy; 
  • Doesn’t have sufficient bone mass.


Best Dentists for Dental Implant Surgery in Iran

In Iran, there are numerous dentists specifically trained for dental implant surgery. Most dental surgeons in Iran have graduated from top universities in Iran and other countries and are well-known in international dentistry associations.  

Moreover, dental specialists in Iran are experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy, artistic, friendly, and sympathetic. Most importantly, they are meticulous and cautious in choosing their assistants. Therefore, their technicians and assistants are primarily experienced and well-disciplined. 

How to Prepare for Tooth Implant Surgery?

Before tooth implant surgery, follow these instructions:

  • Get a dental examination and if necessary, take x-ray images (called CBCT or DVT) from your entire mouth;
  • In case of having an infection, take prescribed antibiotics;
  • Inform your surgeon of your drug allergies;
  • Prepare soft foods such as soup and mashed potato;
  • Brush your teeth and wash your mouth with a mouthwash on the day of the surgery;
  • If you are stressed out, you can use anti-anxiety medications to relieve your anxiety;
  • Do not eat or drink for at least eight hours before the operation; and
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes on the day of the surgery. 


The procedure of Dental Implant Surgery in Iran

Dental implant surgery begins with local anesthesia, like any other oral surgery, so you will not feel any pain during the operation. In some cases, performing dental implant surgery under general anesthesia may be necessary. The operation must be performed in special dental clinics and with specific equipment. 

After administering anesthesia, according to the surgery method, the tooth implant is placed either inside the jaw bone, above it, or inside the cheekbone. Usually, it takes 12 to 24 weeks for the implant to get fixed inside the jawbone. During this time, your doctor may put a temporary crown on the abutment to make it easier for you to chew and talk. At last, when the metal implant got fixed and the jawbone has healed completely, a crown made of acrylic plastic or ceramic is placed on the root.

Dental Implant Surgery Aftercare

After dental implant surgery, it is necessary to consider the following care:

  • Since it may take a couple of hours for the anesthesia to wear off completely, ask someone to drive you home and take care of you for some hours;
  • If you have pain, take the prescribed painkillers;
  • Eat soft dishes and avoid chewing hard stuff like ice and chips;
  • Do not have hot and cold drinks for a couple of days after the surgery;
  • Brush and floss your teeth from a day after the surgery;
  • Avoid drinking coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages for the first three days after the operation;
  • Rinse you mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash from a day after the surgery; and
  • Avoid smoking for at least a week. 


Possible Complications of Dental Implant Surgery in Iran

  • Pain
  • swelling
  • bleeding
  • anesthesia
  • vomiting and nausea
  • drowsiness
  • infection due to fracture
  • rejection of implants by the patient’s body
  • damage to adjacent muscles or sinus cavity
  • damage to the healthy teeth, etc.


The items explained are some possible complications of dental implant surgery; however, they are mostly temporary and can be eliminated by the surgeon.

Advantages of Dental Implant 

The main advantage of dental implant surgery is that you regain your chewing power. Besides, it has some other benefits such as:

  • It enhances your beauty; 
  • Its results last for a lifetime;
  • It improves your speaking by substituting loose teeth with fixed and healthy ones;
  • It improves your confidence; 
  • It prevents jawbone atrophy;
  • It prevents change in the form of the jawbone; and
  • It is stable and strong (unlike dentures).


Dental Implant Surgery for Diabetics

Since diabetes causes oral infection and delays the wound-healing process, dental implant surgery for people with diabetes is risky and has a lower chance of success. Some of the possible risks of this surgery for people with diabetes include gum infection, severe bleeding, and oral cavity due to mouth dryness.

Although performing dental implant surgery for people with diabetes is risky, it does not mean they can never use this treatment. By following a few tips, diabetics can also benefit from this surgery. These tips include:

  • Controlling blood sugar regularly;
  • Following a specific health plan;
  • Treating gum diseases; and
  • Reducing sugar intake.


FAQs about Dental Implants in Iran

1) Is dental implant surgery in Iran Painful?

Since this surgery is performed under either general or local anesthesia, you won’t feel pain during the operation. However, you may feel a mild sore in your jawbone after the surgery, which can be controlled using painkillers.

2) How long after dental implant surgery should I stay in Iran?

You can get back home almost three to four days after the surgery. 

3) How long do dental implants last? 

Generally, dental implants will last for a lifetime if you maintain good oral hygiene. However, dental implant crowns should be changed every ten years.

4) Is doing dental implant surgery in Iran safe?

Yes. In Iran, dental implant surgery is done by the hands of specialized dentists and with standard equipment, so doing this surgery in Iran is safe.

5) Do I have to take medicine before and after dental implant surgery in Iran?

After getting examined by your dentist, they will determine if you need to take antibiotics before the surgery or not. Also, you may need to take some sedatives to relieve your pain after the surgery.

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