A dental implant is a material in the form of tooth root, which is made of titanium compatible with the jawbone and surrounding tissues, which is applied to restore teeth lost due to caries, trauma or other reasons. It is a more comfortable, protective and permanent treatment method compared to porcelain veneer-bridges and removable prostheses in the fulfillment of aesthetic, speech and chewing functions.
What is the treatment period for dental implants?
With dental implants, all lost teeth are regained in a very short time in the event of one or more tooth loss or even complete edentulism. If the bone and soft tissue in the edentulous areas are sufficient and healthy, the implants and the teeth to be placed on them can be made on the same day. A single implant to be made in the absence of a single tooth in healthy tissues can be made in only 10-15 minutes, and a missing tooth made of porcelain, zirconium or acrylic can be attached on the same day. Implants can be made in as little as 1-2 hours in multiple teeth or even all tooth deficiencies, and teeth missing from porcelain, zirconium or acrylic can be placed on the same day.
If there is melting or loss in the jawbone and soft tissue, if the implant is insufficient for application, the implant application period is prolonged because bone augmentation is required. In vertical and horizontal bone tissue deficiencies due to reasons such as maxillary sinus sagging, traumatic tooth extraction, inflammation, bone tissue lost with bone powder applications is regained and the implant becomes ready for application in a period of 4-6 months.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implant applications are more protective, more comfortable and more functional compared to bridge and removable prosthesis applications, which are still applied today for the recovery of lost teeth. In porcelain bridge applications, neighboring healthy teeth facing missing teeth are cut to make room for the porcelain and the protective enamel tissue is eroded from the tooth. Depending on the sensitivity of the teeth and the depth of the tooth cut, the need for root canal treatment may arise. With the implant application, adjacent healthy teeth and jawbone are protected. The displacement of removable prostheses during eating, drinking, speaking, and the inability to break up and cut food are also eliminated with implant applications. More comfortable and effective speaking and chewing can be done with implant supported fixed prostheses.
Can a dental implant be applied to every patient?
It can be applied to any patient who does not have advanced health problems and unless an obstacle is specified by the doctor. It is contraindicated to use in patients who have recently received radiotherapy from the head and neck region, uncontrolled diabetes (diabetes), recent organ transplantation, advanced bone disease, and those who use drugs containing bisphosphonates due to this, and in patients who are found to be objectionable by their doctor. In addition, heavy smoking and poor oral hygiene pose an obstacle to the application of implants, as they threaten the healing of the operation area and the preservation of the health of the tissues afterwards.
Dental implant, in early tooth deficiencies; It can be applied to any patient who has completed the development of teeth and jaws and has good general health in advanced ages.
Will there be pain during and after dental implant application?
In any case where one or more implants will be applied, the procedure can be performed painlessly under local anesthesia. Of course, the area where one implant will be applied and the size of the surgical area where many implants will be applied will be different from each other. As long as the prescribed drugs are used after the operation and the necessary procedures are carried out for the protection and hygiene of the operation area, there is no pain and edema that will distract from daily life.
When the bone height and width are in ideal dimensions, the implant can be applied with a seamless-seamless closed surgery. For this, tomographic images can be taken when necessary. After such operations, there is almost no pain, and even if the implant stability is good, prostheses can be placed on the same day.
How to care for dental implants, how long does it last?
Areas with dental implants, such as natural teeth, should be brushed regularly and their care should be supported with daily mouthwash and dental floss. Oral and dental-implant health status should be followed with 6-month controls.
As long as advanced tobacco-alcohol use and malnutrition are avoided and good oral hygiene is provided, the life of the implants will also be long. It is not right to give life to implants. The residence time of the implants in the mouth depends on the correct application and good care.
Which brand is good and what are the prices like?
Hundreds of implant brands are offered for sale in Turkey and other countries. The most important criterion here is the one approved by the relevant ministry and recommended by your doctor, rather than its origin or brand. Each brand will offer different prices and advantages according to itself. Here, it is more correct to use the product that the physician deems appropriate for the patient's bone type, is familiar with its use, and is approved by the relevant ministry.