If not natural, this is the best!
Today, dental implants are indisputably the best alternative to natural teeth when applied by the right people and places. It brings better speech and chewing function than traditional bridges and prostheses.
What is a Dental Implant?
In order to provide the function and aesthetics of missing teeth, we call a screw-shaped artificial tooth root made of titanium, which is placed in the jawbone, “tooth implant”.
What are the Advantages of the Implant?
The usual classical method after tooth extraction is to make prosthesis by cutting the adjacent teeth. However, this method causes material loss in healthy teeth, even tooth loss over time and bone loss in this area. By making implants or implants instead of the extracted tooth, we eliminate the problems mentioned above.
Today, dental implants are indisputably the best alternative to natural teeth when applied by the right place and people. Better speech and chewing than traditional bridges and prostheses
function, it also brings a natural look on your face. Even total-partial dentures, i.e. dentures, that move, make noise, slide in the mouth and cause pain, can be used more comfortably and confidently with implants. Also, in some individuals, traditional bridges and prostheses, soft tissue injuries. it cannot be used comfortably or not used at all due to weak support teeth or a tendency to vomit.
Today, the implant is understood to be the most studied form of dental treatment in the 21st century. Dental implant when applied with correct diagnosis, sufficient knowledge, experience and equipment. It is a form of treatment that can give very successful results for the patient and the physician.
What advantages does implant treatment offer in which cases?
Patients who have completely lost their teeth in the lower jaw and carry prosthesis: These patients complain of constant pain (knocking) and inability to chew well due to the movement of the prosthesis. This complaint increases over time with the melting of the bone tissue that supports the prosthesis. In such patients, implant treatment eliminates the mentioned complaints and also stops the melting of the bone.
Patients who have completely lost their teeth in the upper jaw and carry prostheses: Although Ü3t prostheses are more stable than lower jaw prostheses, the design of the prosthesis that covers the palate may reduce the sense of taste and cause nausea.
Patients who have lost some of their teeth in the lower or upper jaw: The complaints of these patients can be counted as the ugly appearance of the prosthesis attached to the hooks, or the necessity of having their healthy teeth cut in order to make a bridge. Patients who have lost a single tooth: These patients have to sacrifice at least two adjacent teeth for the restoration of a single tooth. Placing a single implant not only saves neighboring teeth, but also leads to more aesthetic and functional results.
Are there different types of implants?
implant types have been produced. However, the most popular type of implants today are the “screw” shaped ones.
Can each patient be implanted?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant should have good general and oral health. Appropriate bone structure in the jaw is required to support the implant, and the most suitable candidates are those who do not smoke, do not have periodontal disease, and have healthy gingival tissue.
Implants. They are structures with a certain 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.
As long as the general health of the patient is good, there is no age limit to prevent implant application. After the completion of bone development in our young patients, we perform the implant application. Teeth not tipping during this time. We take precautions with appliances so that the knee is not distorted and the teeth in the opposing jaw do not elongate.
What is done in the implant examination?
During this examination, information about their general health status will be obtained from our patients and, if necessary, they may be asked to have some tests done. At this stage, various x-ray examinations and mouth models are also obtained.
Is it painful when placing the implant?
After the appropriate anesthesia method is applied, the patients do not feel pain. 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 placement can be relieved with simple painkillers. Many patients state that this century is no different from the pain felt after normal tooth extraction.
Can a prosthesis be placed immediately after the implants are placed?
In some cases yes. However, in order to make the permanent prosthesis, the loads on the implant should be minimized during the first 3-6 months, which is the healing period, in order to ensure the full integration of the implants with the bone. However, during this recovery period, we can make a suitable temporary prosthesis for our patients and ensure that their function, aesthetics and speech are smooth.
Is old age a disadvantage in the decision of implant application?
No. Health is a much more important factor than age. Many patients in their 70s and 80s have a lower surgical risk than younger patients with health problems.