Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone and made of special materials in order to restore the function and aesthetics of missing teeth.
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone and made of special materials in order to restore the function and aesthetics of missing teeth. It is the best alternative to natural teeth. It provides better speech and chewing function than traditional bridges and prostheses. When applied with correct diagnosis, sufficient knowledge, experience and equipment, the implant is a form of treatment that can give exceptionally successful results for the patient and the physician. Implant can be made for each case, whether a single tooth or more than one tooth is missing, if there is enough bone for implant placement. Implant screws are structures that have a specific thickness and width. For this reason, the jawbone in the area where the implant should 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 is not preferred to be applied to very young patients whose bone development has not been completed and to patients who cannot adequately perform oral hygiene. Implants are left in the bone for 3-6 months to ensure their integration with the bone (Osteointegration). Considering that implants are foreign bodies in the mouth, their cleaning should be done at least as much as your own teeth, or even better. Prostheses to be made on implants can be of different types.
Is the implant risky? There is no risk beyond the risks that can be observed in all surgical procedures, inside or outside the mouth. It is placed in the mouth under local anesthesia. In the early period, problems such as infection and allergies, and in the late period after the completion of the prosthesis, inflammation due to inadequate oral hygiene may occur. Smoking increases the risk of infection, especially during early recovery.
What advantages does implant treatment offer in which cases? Implant is the first management to be considered in people who do not have teeth but cannot use removable dentures for various reasons such as excessive nausea, reflexes, and advanced jaw bone resorption. This complaint increases over time with the melting of the bone tissue that supports the prosthesis. In this type of patients, implant treatment not only eliminates all the above complaints, but also stops the bone from melting. The ugly appearance of the prosthesis, which is attached to the hooks, or the necessity of having their teeth cut in order to make a bridge makes the implant the only alternative. Placing a single implant not only saves neighboring teeth, but also leads to more aesthetic and functional results.
What are the advantages of implant treatment?
• Better chewing
• Better aesthetic appearance
• A happier social life by regaining self-confidence
• A healthier and more balanced diet based on being able to eat everything
What are the disadvantages of implant treatment? High cost; All the materials used are imported and the need for very high technology for healthy implant production increases the price of the treatment. The increase in the exchange rates due to the economic conditions in our country also affects the cost of the treatment negatively. The complexity and length of the implant placement process vary depending on the dental health and needs of the patient, and the result can be a big investment. Oral cleaning process that should be done very carefully. A very good oral hygiene should be done during the stay and after the dentures are completed. Failure to keep oral hygiene at the highest level is the first criterion to be considered before placing the implant.