Implant teeth are artificial tooth roots, usually made of titanium or titanium compounds, to replace missing teeth in the mouth. Implants are placed in the cavities created by previously lost teeth or in the tooth socket immediately after extraction if there is no serious infection. The purpose of implant treatment is to make usable teeth on it.
The implant does not pose any aesthetic problems.
It is also known as implant, implanted, screw thread, dental screw, false teeth and screw thread.
The implant is placed in the jawbone when there is sufficient and suitable bone to make fixed or removable prostheses. If the amount and density of bone is not at a level that can be treated with implants, it may be necessary to perform bone-forming procedures before the implant application.
What is flapless (seamless) implant surgery?
Implantation without cutting the gingiva and without stitching is called flapless implant surgery. In this procedure, since the implant surgery is performed without damaging the soft tissues, healing is faster and more comfortable. Not every case may be suitable for this technique. Your doctor will make the decision on this matter at the end of your first examination.
What is implant treatment with Fast & Fixed Technique?
In cases where there is bone deficiency in the posterior regions, it is possible to make fixed prostheses without the need for advanced surgery by using angled implants with the Fast&Fixed technique. With this technique, it is possible to make implants on the day the teeth are extracted, and in edentulous patients, implants can be made and fixed prosthesis can be made on the same day.
Do you need an implant for every missing tooth?
If there is enough bone, dentists always prefer an implant to replace each lost tooth. However, in some cases, two implants can be placed spaced apart and a bridge prosthesis can be made on it. The number of implants to be placed is determined only after the dentist’s radiographic examination.
What kind of method is applied if there is not enough bone in the area to be implanted?
The density, height and thickness of the bone in the area to be implanted are important. This directly affects the success of the implant. In cases where the bone is not enough, it is necessary to create bone with different techniques (using bone grafts) to increase the amount of bone. For this procedure, sinus lift, block grafting, and horizontal and vertical bone formation in the lower jaw can be performed in the upper posterior region.
Can patients using palatal (movable) prosthesis benefit from implant treatment?
Today, even patients with completely edentulous mouths can get rid of removable dentures directly if they have enough bones, or with implants to be made after bone formation. It is very difficult for the patient to use a removable prosthesis, especially in the edentulous lower jaw. Because, a tongue that is constantly playing inside gives a lot of trouble to the patient while talking and eating, cheek and lip outside. Problems related to the prosthesis, which cannot be fixed with tongue, lip, cheek and chewing movements in the lower jaw, and which often strikes, can be eliminated with implant applications. In addition, problems such as nausea caused by the design that closes the palate, which is made to ensure the retention of the upper total dentures, are eliminated. Fixed or removable implant supported prostheses can be made. In both types of prosthesis, the complaints of movement and nausea are eliminated.
What are the Benefits of Implants?
Making a new tooth with an implant to replace the lost tooth is important for the health and function of the surrounding teeth and the entire chewing system. While a tooth that fulfills its aesthetic and chewing function is obtained in its natural tooth form, the loss of the surrounding teeth into the tooth cavity and deformities in other teeth are prevented. In addition, bone loss that occurs over time in the cavity formed after tooth extraction is prevented by implanting.
What is the advantage of the implant process compared to bridge construction?
In patients with a single missing tooth or more than one missing tooth, the teeth in front and behind the missing gap should be cut and reduced in bridge tooth construction. In the implant application, the toothlessness problem can be eliminated by making an implant instead of the missing tooth without the need to cut any teeth.
Can each patient be implanted?
Implant application is a successful treatment that can be applied to everyone, except for some exceptional cases. Anyone who has bone of the thickness, height and quality where the implant can be placed ”health situation” can be evaluated and implanted. Having enough bone tissue in a person depends on some factors. Some people may have very thin/thick or less/more bones inherited. In some people, inflammation of the teeth and gums causes the bone tissue around them to melt and decrease. For this reason, if a decision is made to extract a tooth, it is beneficial to perform the extraction immediately in order not to cause bone loss. In some cases, it is expected without the implant after the extraction, in some cases, the implant can be placed during the shooting session.
Could there be a situation where the body does not accept the implants?
The body does not accept the implant, the implants have no known side effects or allergic reactions in the human body, but some patients may not be suitable for implant application.
In which cases is implant application risky?
• Diabetes and chronic cardiovascular diseases that affect recovery
• Young patients with incomplete bone development
• Pregnant women
• People who smoke a lot (Smoking suppresses the healing in the mouth and may cause a decrease in implant success)
• Alcohol or drug addicts
• People who have received high doses of radiotherapy to the head and neck region
• People with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, connective tissue diseases, hemophilia and significant immune system deficiencies
• Implants cannot be performed in individuals using corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs.
Implant application in these patient groups is risky and may result in failure. However, depending on the degree and severity of their condition, implant placement may be possible. Final decision on this ”with the condition of making systemic consultation”belongs to the dentist.
What is done in the first examination for the implant?
The purpose of the first examination is to determine whether the area where you have missing teeth is suitable for implantation. After detailed information about your systemic health, your oral examination is performed. Modeling is done by taking panoramic radiography or three-dimensional images (tomography) from the relevant regions and your suitability for the implant and which type of implant will be decided are decided.
+Is it mandatory to have a pre-implant tomography?
It is very important to have a panoramic x-ray or a more detailed tomographic chin x-ray before implant treatment. Since three-dimensional imaging methods show the condition of the jaw bones very clearly, tomography is used to determine whether there is a bone of a quality that can be implanted and increases the success of the surgery.
+ How is implant treatment done, what processes does it involve?
Implant application is a simple application with today’s technology. First, the area is anesthetized with local anesthesia, a slot is prepared in the place of the tooth that is not in the bone where the implant will be placed, and the implant is placed in this slot. After the implant is placed, the screws that will remain on the implant during the healing period are placed and the recovery period is expected. In order for dental implants to remain healthy against the pressures caused by chewing, it is necessary to fully fuse with the jawbone. This period varies according to the type of operation, region, age and health status of the patient. After the operation, a period of time is required for the construction of permanent prostheses. In case of bone deficiency, the waiting period may be longer for implants placed in newly formed areas. Afterwards, measurements are taken and the planned prosthesis is made.
Will I feel pain while applying the implant?
Since the surgical procedures are performed with local anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure. In laser-assisted applications, swelling and pain after the procedure are usually at a minimum level. Painkillers given by your doctor will prevent the pain you will feel after the procedure.
How much does the implant application affect my daily life?
If it does not concern a very large area, you can usually go to work the next day and return to your daily life.
What should I pay attention to during the recovery period after the implant is made?
After implant surgery, it is important to apply cold to the treated area at regular intervals in line with your doctor’s recommendation. This will prevent edema and swelling. It is also important to use the medicines given to you by your doctor regularly and to use low-dose laser applications to accelerate healing during the recovery period. During this period, your oral care should be very good. Poor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of implant failures. You should see your dentist at regular intervals during the recovery period of the treatment.
How should I be fed after the implant is made?
Hot foods and beverages should be avoided for the first few days after implant treatment. More soft and nutritious foods should be consumed. After the wound healing is completed, there will be no restrictions on eating and drinking.
What kind of oral care should I apply after the implant is made?
Just as we brush our natural teeth regularly, we should also brush the implanted area. You should add routine use of dental floss and interface brushes to your care with toothbrush and paste. Thus, the amount of bacteria in the mouth can be reduced. The use of mouthwash will greatly contribute to oral hygiene.
Can tooth extraction be performed and implant application on the same day?
Pulling the tooth and making an implant immediately “immediate implant application” name is given. It is a technique that can be preferred when suitable conditions are provided. The biggest risk in this procedure is the infected tissues in the tooth extraction socket. Laser dental systems allow us to selectively clean infected tissues. In this way, we clean the infected tissues without damaging the bone tissue. In addition, the structure and quality of bone tissue is important for immediate application. If the correct technique is applied in implant applications made immediately after extraction, the possibility of bone loss is reduced.
Will I be toothless until my post-implant dentures are made?
Depending on the number of missing teeth, your dentist will decide how to make a temporary prosthesis. If you have a missing tooth, you can use a temporary removable prosthesis or a fixed prosthesis according to the applied method. It is possible to make fixed temporary teeth instantly by applying the Fast & Fixed technique in complete edentulism and in some cases partial edentulism.
How long do implants last?
The most important factor that determines the duration of use of an implant placed in the patient’s mouth is the patient’s care for daily care. Like all patients, patients with implants should consult a dentist every 6 months and have their teeth cleaned. If a problem is detected during these checks, it can be prevented from progressing by early intervention.
Do implants have disadvantages?
Because the implant materials are produced with high technology and the materials used are imported, the cost is higher than conventional prostheses.
It is waiting for the implant to fuse with the bone before the prosthesis can be applied, and therefore the treatment takes longer than other treatment alternatives.
Can devices such as MR or tomography be used from the head and neck region after implant treatment?
After the implant treatment, devices such as MRI or tomography can be used, but the implants can only reflect light in their very close surroundings, which may result in reduced image quality in the very close region.
Can failure occur in implant application?
Current research has improved over time in the surgical placement of root-shaped implants. 98%This shows that success has been achieved. In this bridge prosthesis, in a 10-year period 60% Truck. Failure of this type of implant usually occurs within the first year after the surgical procedure. Implant failure rate per year after this period %one falls to. The success of the treatment is related to the patient’s healing potential, smoking, oral hygiene status, the presence of systemic diseases such as diabetes, the brand of the implant used, and the surgical skill of the physician.
What complications occur during implant surgery?
Every surgical intervention has a risk of complications. Bleeding, infection, and injuries to the nerves, sinus, and nasal cavity are among these complications. It is possible to minimize these possibilities with a good examination and radiological control. Three-dimensional imaging methods are effective in reducing complications. In addition, the experience of the physician and the implant system used are also very important.
Is implant an expensive treatment?
The rapid developments in technology and the advancement of implant production with this developing technology make the cost of this application high. In addition, the high quality materials produced are imported, which increases the price of implant treatment. Titanium used in the implant 99.9% It is a very advanced industrial product obtained with purity. That’s why admission prices are high. The high or low cost of implant treatment depends on the implant brand applied and the auxiliary surgical materials used during the procedure. However, patients who want to make a definite and reliable investment in oral and dental health prefer an implant that they can use as their own natural teeth. In a number of surveys conducted on this subject, it was concluded that people who had implants were more than satisfied with their condition and that they could have the same application done again if necessary.
Does the brand of the implant matter?
As an implant brand R&DImplant systems that attach importance to their work, have shown success in the long term, have no problems in technical support and offer sufficient options for prosthetic superstructure should be selected.
Is there an age limit for getting an implant?
Implant treatment is completed after bone development is completed. (about 18 years old) then it can be done at any age. There is no specific age limit. Implants can be applied to anyone who does not have a disease that may prevent systemic implantation and whose bone quality is suitable.