Dental implant; It can be defined as an artificial tooth root. They are screws with a special surface made of tissue-friendly titanium, placed in the jawbone instead of missing teeth in the mouth. The missing teeth are filled with porcelain or zirconium dental prostheses placed on these screws. Dental implants offer the closest treatment to nature in the absence of a single tooth or in the absence of all teeth.
What are the Benefits of Implant Application ?
We produce the closest solutions to nature with implants. Thanks to implants, patients who do not have enough teeth do not have to use removable prostheses. Instead of having the feeling of having a prosthesis, they continue their lives confidently with the feeling of having teeth. With implant treatment, only the missing tooth in the mouth can be completed without cutting the teeth adjacent to the cavity.
How Implant Treatment Starts
First Examination in Implant Treatment
The first examination for dental implants starts by evaluating the general health status of the patient. Then, the necessary oral examination and radiographic examinations are performed by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. By obtaining 3-dimensional images with advanced imaging techniques called dental volumetric tomography, the treatment plan is ideally realized. The most appropriate surgery and prosthesis are planned for the patient in terms of aesthetics and use, in line with the patient’s expectations from the treatment and 3D radiographic images.
After the treatment plan is made, it is time to place the implants surgically. Implant surgery must be performed in sterile conditions. Local anesthesia method, in which only the operation area is numbed, is sufficient and very successful for dental implant placement. In addition, these procedures are successfully performed under conscious sedation or general anesthesia.
Dental implant application is a surgical procedure. It is a point to be considered in order not to cause irreversible problems to be experienced after the treatment, which is applied by maxillofacial surgeons who are experts in their fields and have sufficient equipment.
Slots for implants are opened in the jawbone and after the implants are placed in these slots, the procedure is terminated by suturing. Sutures are removed an average of 1 week after the operation and a control examination is performed.
How Long Does Implant Application Take?
Implant applications are treatments that are completed in a short time, contrary to popular belief. Placement of an average implant takes about 10 minutes and the treatment varies depending on the number of implants planned to be placed. In addition, bone powder application or additional procedures to heal soft tissue can often be performed in implant treatments. In this case, the total processing time is extended by a certain amount.
Is There Any Pain During Implant Application?
No, no pain is felt during implant application. Before the implant procedure, the required areas are numbed with local anesthesia inside the mouth. In this way, you will be treated in an extremely comfortable way. At the same time, operations can be performed with conscious sedation or general anesthesia in addition to local anesthesia in line with the special needs and requirements of the patient.
How long after dental implants are teeth completed?
After a standard implant treatment, a waiting period of 2 months is applied in the lower jaw and 3 months in the upper jaw. This period is the period of micromechanical union of bone and implant, called osseointegration, and at the end of this, the dental implant and the bone become a whole. In cases where bone powder is applied, the waiting period is extended up to 6 months.
What is the dental treatment concept in a day?
Another method of treatment that is frequently used today is Immediate loading, or in other words, Dental in a Day. This treatment ensures that patients who are eligible do not suffer any esthetic loss thanks to a temporary tooth or prosthesis made on it as soon as the implant is placed.
It can be applied in the loss of one or more of the upper anterior teeth, and it can also be used in suitable patients who lost all teeth with All-on-Four treatment.
Who Can Have Implants?
Dental implants can be applied to any adult who does not have a serious general health problem. At the first examination before the treatment, your maxillofacial surgeon or dentist will ask questions about your general health.
In some cases, he or she may refer you to a medical practitioner for detailed examinations. Implant applications are not applied in cases of radiotherapy (radiation therapy) from the head and neck region, using bisphosphonates that change bone metabolism or using some drugs that suppress the immune system.
Is There An Age Limit For Implant Treatment?
There is no upper age limit for implant applications. Whether your age is 25 or 95, it can be applied to patients of all ages as the general health allows. In this treatment, the only necessity related to age is the completion of growth and development, which means that the treatment can be applied from the age of 16-17 for girls and 18-19 for boys, although it varies from person to person.
Is Implant Treatment Expensive?
Implant treatment fees vary depending on the implant brand used. This treatment, which is planned to serve for a lifetime, is compared with the benefit it provides. To find out the price of implant dental treatment, you can call +90 282 726 52 12 to make an appointment at our oral and dental health center.