Implant is the closest alternative to natural teeth today, the implanted tooth provides better speech and chewing function than traditional bridges and prostheses. The implant method brings a natural appearance to your face. Today, it is understood that the implant is the most studied form of dental treatment in the 21st century. When applied with correct diagnosis, sufficient knowledge, experience and equipment, dental implant is a form of treatment that can give successful results for the patient and the physician. In short, an implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jawbone and made of suitable material in order to restore the function and aesthetics of missing teeth.
Are there different types of implants?
Yes. Different types of implants have been produced after serial use. However, the most popular type of implants today are the ‘screw’ shaped ones.
Can each patient be implanted?
Implant screws are structures that have a specific thickness and width. For this reason, the jawbone in the area where the implant is to be placed must have the height and width to accept this implant screw. The quality of the existing bone is also one of the factors affecting the success of the implant. In addition, before the treatment and as long as the implant remains in the mouth, the gums must be completely healthy. As long as the general health of the patient is good, there is no upper age limit to prevent implant application, but it may not be preferred to apply to very young patients whose bone development has not been completed.
Will I feel pain when the implant is placed?
No, if appropriate anesthetic methods are used. General or local anesthesia can be used during the operation, depending on the patient’s preference. Usually, the pain that can be felt on the evening of the implant can be relieved with simple painkillers. Many patients state that this pain is not different from the pain felt after normal tooth extraction. In cases where the treatment is completed without any problems, you will be so comfortable that you do not even feel the presence of the implants.