Dental implants are materials obtained from titanium alloys placed in the bone in order to provide prosthetic rehabilitation to lost tooth areas. They are placed in the jawbone and take on the role of the root of the tooth. Once the planned implant prosthesis has been implanted into the bone it is fitted with the additional parts,
What is an implant used for?
An Implant is applied to restore the lost function and aesthetics of missing teeth and teeth of the patient.
Who is the implant treatment suitable for? Who is it not suitable for?
Implant treatment is suitable for every healthy individual who has a completed jawbone and tooth development and can have routine tooth extraction. However, as the healing mechanism is impaired, it is inconvenient for individuals with smoking and bad habits, diabetes patients in the high risk group, and individuals with poor oral hygiene who do not care about oral care. In addition, implant treatment is not recommended for people who have had head and neck radiotherapy.
When is the implant placed in the jawbone?
The implant can be applied to the tooth socket as soon as the tooth is extracted according to the evaluation of the bone in the operation area of the patient by the dentist who will apply the implant; It can also be placed after waiting at least 2 months for the cavity of the extracted tooth to be filled with bone after tooth extraction.
How long does the implant treatment?
Immediate loading (implant placement immediately after tooth extraction) or waiting after tooth extraction, a period of at least 4 months is expected for the implant and the bone to hold together. After this time, after visits such as a few measurements and rehearsals, The treatment is terminated by applying it instead of the permanent prosthesis. It usually takes approximately 6 months to place the implant and get permanent teeth.
After the implant is placed, is it expected toothless during the recovery period?
No, until the real restorations to be used permanently on the implant are applied, temporary restorations are applied in accordance with the area where the implant is made and the number of teeth.
Is implant treatment for life? What are the factors that affect success?
The most effective factor in implant success and permanence in implant treatment is that the implant is made in hygienic conditions, correct planning and expert hands. It is advantageous for the patient to do good research before the treatment and to have sufficient knowledge about the implant treatment process.
Another factor affecting the success of the treatment is that the patient performs oral hygiene in accordance with the doctor's instructions and regularly visits the dentist.
You can use your implant for a lifetime under optimum conditions.