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.