What is an implant?
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. 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?
Dental implants are materials with a certain thickness and width. It is a desirable feature that the jawbone in the region where implant placement is required should 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. However, today, with the developing technology and new researches, it has become possible to teeth the person by creating bone or using different types of implants in areas where the bone is missing or insufficient.
One of the most important issues to be considered before the treatment and as long as the implant remains in the mouth is to ensure that the gums are 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. For the implant, it is necessary to be at least 18 years old.
What is a Dental Implant
Will I feel pain when the implant is placed?
No, if appropriate anesthetic methods are used. Local anesthesia is usually sufficient during the operation. 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. After the treatment is completed, in many cases, you will be so comfortable that you will not even feel the presence of the implants.
Will there be pain after the implant?
Pain after implant surgery is a rare occurrence. After a successfully applied implant treatment, no long-term pain is expected. But minor pain is considered normal.
Can my prostheses be fitted immediately after the implants are placed?
This situation changes according to the type of operation performed. Today, thanks to different implant operations and different types of implants, it is possible to get teeth right after the implant operation. However, for this, the bone condition in the implanted area must be suitable. In unsuitable cases, the loads on the implant should be minimized during the first 3-6 months, which is the healing period, in order to ensure full integration of the implants with the bone (Osteointegration). However, your doctor will restore your function by making a suitable temporary prosthesis during this recovery period.