DENTAL IMPLANT

DENTAL IMPLANT

The dental implant is a material in the form of a tooth root that is made of titanium which is compatible with the jawbone and surrounding tissues and is used to recover the lost teeth due to caries, trauma or other reasons. It is a more comfortable, protective and permanent treatment method to achieve aesthetics and reconstruct speaking and chewing functions than porcelain bridges and removable prostheses.

QUESTION ANSWER

What is the duration of treatment for dental implants?

With dental implants, in the event of one or more teeth loss or even total tooth loss, all lost teeth are recovered in a very short time. If the bone and soft tissue in the toothless areas are adequate and healthy, the implants and the prosthetic teeth can be made within the same day. In healthy tissues, a single implant can be made in a short time (10-15 minutes), and the prosthetic crown from porcelain, zirconium or acrylic can be placed on the same day. Implants can be made in relatively short time (1-2 hours) in case of multiple teeth or even all tooth loss, with the porcelain, zirconium or acrylic abutments implanted on the same day.
If there is recession or loss of the jawbone and soft tissue, the implant application time is prolonged because bone augmentation should be performed. In vertical and horizontal bone tissue insufficiencies as a result of low position of maxillary sinus, traumatic tooth extraction, inflammation, the lost bone tissue is regained by bone graft applications and it will be ready to be implanted in 4-6 months.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implant applications are more protective, more comfortable and more functional than the bridge and removable prosthesis applied to recover lost teeth. In porcelain bridge applications, adjacent healthy teeth are cut, and protective enamel tissue is being removed from the tooth to make room for porcelain teeth. Also, depending on the sensitivity of the teeth and the depth of the preparation, canal treatment may be needed. Implant application protects adjacent healthy teeth and jawbone. Displacement of removable prosthesis while eating, drinking and speaking as well as shredding of food and cutting failure are eliminated with implant applications. Implant supported fixed prostheses can be used for more comfortable and effective speech and chewing.

Can dental implant be applied to every patient?

It can be applied to any patient who has no severe health problems and unless an obstacle is indicated by his doctor. It is contraindicated in patients who have recently received radiotherapy from the head and neck region, uncontrolled diabetes, recent organ transplants, advanced bone disease, and the use of bisphosphonate-containing drugs. In addition, intense cigarette consumption and poor oral hygiene may hinder the healing of the operation area and subsequently the health of the tissues.

Dental implants can be applied to young patients with early tooth loss and completed dental and jaw development and to elderly patients with good general health.

Is there any pain during and after dental implant application?

In all cases of one or more implants, painless procedures can be performed under local anesthesia. Of course, the size of the surgical of single implant will be different from the size of the surgical area to be implanted with multiple implants. If the drugs prescribed after the operation are used and necessary procedures are performed for the protection of the operation area, there will be no such pain or edema that holds you far from your daily life.

When bone height and width are ideal, the implant can be applied with suture free closed surgery. Tomographic images can be taken for this purpose. After such operations, there is almost no pain. Also, if the implant stability is good, prostheses can be worn on the same day.

How are dental implants maintained and how long is their life?
Areas with dental implants, such as natural teeth, should be brushed regularly and supported with daily mouthwash and dental floss care. Oral and dental-implant health status should be monitored with 6-month follow-up.

Implants will have a long life if excessive tobacco-alcohol use and malnutrition are avoided and good oral hygiene is provided. It is not right to give life to implants. The lifetime of the implants depends on correct application and good oral care.

Which brand is good and what are the prices?

Hundreds of implant brands are being sold 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. Each brand will offer different prices and advantages. So, it is more appropriate for the physician to use the product which is approved by the relevant ministry, suitable for the patient’s bone type, and familiar with its use.