Implants are artificial titanium tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone to replace teeth lost for various reasons. Implants provide better speech and chewing function compared to traditional veneers and prostheses, while also bringing a natural appearance on your face. The implant is a comfortable and reliable application. The operation can be performed with local anaesthesia without any pain and discomfort. General anaesthesia can also be applied if necessary. However, it should be remembered that in order for an implant to be applied, it is necessary to have healthy gums and sufficient bone structure to support the implant.

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What is a dental implant?

An implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jawbone instead of teeth that have been lost for various reasons

What material is the dental implant made of?

Implants are made of titanium.

Is implant treatment a comfortable and safe practice?

Implant treatments are a reliable and comfortable application as long as they are performed in a completely sterile environment with a specialist team. One foot of the implant treatments is a surgical procedure, while the other is a prosthetic procedure. For this reason, it is very important that the prosthetics specialist and the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist work in harmony with each other.

Who can the implant be applied to?

The success of implant treatment depends on the jaw structure and the adequacy of the jawbone. Implant operations are performed by applying artificial bone powder to areas where the density is low for patients who do not have sufficient bone density. Although there is no upper age limit for implant treatments, implant treatment can be applied to all patients who have completed bone development over the age of 18. Also, people with heart disease, uncontrolled diabetes, blood pressure, blood clotting problems, cannot undergo implant surgery without permission from the physician before it.

Is pain felt during the implant operation?

During the implant operation, the patient does not feel pain thanks to the local anaesthesia performed inside the mouth. The pain that may be felt after the operation, on the other hand, can pass with any analgesic used in daily life.

Can implant operations be performed under general anaesthesia?

The implant operation can also be performed under general anaesthesia, depending on the patient's request and condition.

How long does it take for implants to be placed in the mouth?

The duration of the implant operation will vary depending on the number of implants to be placed in the mouth, but the placement time of an implant is about 15-20 minutes.

Can an implant be performed immediately after tooth extraction?

There are 2 different applications related to this topic. If there is no inflammation or defect at the shooting site, an implant can be made in that area immediately. However, if there is any defect at the shooting site, artificial bone powder should be applied to this area and waited for about 2 months and the shooting site should be expected to recover.

How long is the wait for prostheses after implants are made?

After the implant operation, it is necessary to wait for 2-4 months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone.

Do I need an implant for every missing tooth?

Implant is not required for each missing tooth. If there are more than one missing tooth in the same area of the mouth, a single implant can provide the opportunity to make 2 or 3 prosthetic teeth.

What are the advantages of implant treatment?

Prostheses made after implant application form the structure closest to the natural tooth. They provide better chewing and speech function compared to traditional prostheses. It has a more aesthetic appearance compared to other prostheses. Thanks to implants, the lack of teeth can be eliminated without touching the intact teeth on the side. It provides increased retention in total prostheses. As a matter of fact, the retention of total lower jaw prostheses in particular is very low. For this reason, even if the patient does not have enough bone level, by placing 2 implants in the lower jaw, retention increases.

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How long is the life of a dental implant?

It has been observed that the implants remain problem-free for life. However, there are many factors that affect the length of the life of implants. One of the most important of these is how much importance the patient attaches to oral hygiene.

How should the care and cleaning of implants be?

You should brush your dentures correctly at least 2 times every day. You can get information from your doctor about effective brushing techniques. It is useful to use an interface brush or dental floss to remove the food residues accumulated between the teeth and around your implant from the environment. Decongestant dental floss is used to clean the teeth from the environment between the teeth and around the implant. You can use mouthwash or oral douche to ensure oral hygiene.

Do implants have a risk of allergies or cancer?

Implants are not likely to cause allergies or cancer.

Are implant applications an expensive treatment?

Although implant applications are considered to be an expensive treatment at first glance, we believe that it is not an expensive treatment in terms of the advantages it provides to the patient (comfort, aesthetics).

If there are medications that are used continuously before the implant operation, should they be discontinued?

You may need to leave some of your medications that you constantly use before the implant operation under the control of your doctor for a few days. For this reason, it is useful for your doctor and dentist to be in contact before the operation.

Is it necessary to remove an implant-supported prosthesis at night?

There are 2 types of implant-supported prostheses. Firstly, they are fixed prostheses on top of the implant, which it is not possible to remove these prostheses. The second is implant-supported prostheses made to increase the retention of total dentures, also called palate among the people, in total tooth Decisiveness, which will be useful for your oral hygiene if you remove these types of dentures at night.

Can implant-supported prostheses be renewed?

Implant-supported prostheses are, of course, renewable. During the regeneration period, the previously made implants (screw section) remain in the mouth, only the prostheses made on the implant are renewed. Implant-supported prostheses also have a lifetime like other prostheses. You can extend the life of your dentures by taking care of prosthesis care and oral hygiene.

Can dental implants be recommended for people who smoke?

Smoking and alcohol prolong the recovery period after implant operations and complicate the process. For this reason, we ask these patients to stay away from smoking and alcohol at least during the recovery period. Does he remain toothless during the recovery and waiting period after the implant operation? Our patients do not have to spend this period without teeth. After the implant operation, we make temporary prostheses for our patients for the expected period until the prostheses are made.

How long does it take to return to social life after the operation?

You can return to your normal life immediately after the implant operation, and you can go to work 1 or 2 days later.

 
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