Dental Implant treatment is artificial tooth roots prepared from titanium compounds in order to replace the teeth of people who have decayed or extracted teeth and have missing teeth in their mouths. The implant procedure is performed by a surgeon, usually using anesthesia, by placing special titanium screws on the gums.
The implant consists of the root part and the upper part that forms the core of the tooth. In practice, firstly, a socket is opened and the root part is placed and it is expected to hold on to this socket. Then, when bone fusion occurs, a piece called an abutment is placed to ensure the connection of the dental prosthesis. Then, the dental prosthesis is placed on the implant by the dentist and the patient is given the appearance and function of the tooth.
The duration of dental implant treatment usually covers a few months, but this treatment is one of the most effective and successful methods of regaining their teeth.
Implant cost vary according to the type and the place where it will be made, while the domestic implant is more convenient, the foreign one is more expensive. In general, implant prices vary according to the service provided, but for the most accurate pricing, you should come to our clinic.
What is Dental Implant Treatment?
The aim of dental treatment is to protect the current dental health of the person and to keep the natural tooth presence in the mouth; but even a single lost tooth accelerates the loss of teeth by disrupting the balance in the mouth. For this reason, dental disorders and losses that may occur are prevented by filling the place of the lost tooth with the implant treatment.
Dental implant treatment is a system consisting of a metal skin placed in the place of a tooth and this system is adopted by the body due to its structures similar to other tissues of the body and functions like a normal part.
The implant, which is placed on the gums and surrounded by the gums, in this process, the skin begins to cling to the jawbone and is surrounded by the jawbone within a few weeks. Then, a dental prosthesis is attached to the implant, such as a special hat that replaces the teeth and imitates the appearance of the teeth.
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How is dental implant treatment performed, what processes does it involve?
Dental implant treatment is carried out by preparing a socket for the bone where the implant will be placed in a simple and painless manner as a result of numbing with local anesthesia. Implant treatment processes include the following steps:
- Consultation and examination: It is a consultation and examination process by a dentist to determine whether you are suitable for implant treatment. At this stage, the dentist examines your gums and evaluates whether they are strong and healthy, and also determines whether the area where the implant will be placed is the right size and shape.
- Gum preparation: If the area where the implant will be placed is not in the right size and shape, a dentist surgical procedure is performed to bring the gums into a proper shape.
- Implant placement: This stage can take several hours and the dentist performs a surgical procedure to place the implant in the gums by applying anesthesia.
- Healing process: After the implant is placed, the healing process of the gums begins, this process can take a few weeks and the patient is guided by the dentist. After the completion of the healing process, the dentist makes a prosthesis and places it on the implant.
These processes may differ for each individual, so they are performed according to a treatment plan specially prepared by the dentist.
In which situations is implant treatment applied?
Implant treatment is applied by the dentist to people who have decayed or extracted teeth, do not have enough teeth in the jawbone, but have healthy and thick gums. In patients who have undergone tooth extraction, melting of the jawbone is seen over time, and the application of implants prevents this melting. In addition, since there is no support from other teeth in the implant application, it is safer than bridge tooth procedures.
First of all, it should be checked whether your jawbone and current dental condition are suitable for implant treatment by taking x-rays of your teeth by the physician.
Generally, implant treatment can be adversely affected in patients who smoke, so you may need to gain habits such as brushing and flossing, taking into account the recommendations of the dentist.
What are the advantages of implant treatment
The health and function of the chewing system is increased by making a new tooth with an implant to replace the lost tooth of the person. While an aesthetic tooth is obtained in the form of a natural tooth, the surrounding teeth are prevented from slipping into the tooth cavity with implant treatment and forming deformities. In addition, bone loss that occurs over time in the cavity formed by tooth extraction is prevented by making implants.
Do you need an implant for every lost tooth?
An implant is not required for every missing tooth; however, when the patient’s oral and dental health is appropriate, the physicians’ preference is generally in favor of implant application. For this, first of all, the patient should be examined by x-rays. If the patient’s tooth loss is caused by caries or gum disease, the doctor may prefer different applications. Which method is most suitable depends on the cause of the tooth loss and other factors. For example, if a tooth needs to be extracted and the adjacent teeth are intact, the dentist may prefer to have a dental prosthesis or a bridge made. However, if a tooth needs to be extracted and the adjacent teeth are weak or receding, the dentist will prefer an implant.
In some cases, a bridge prosthesis can be made on the two implants by applying them intermittently; However, clinical and radiographic examination should be performed for the number of implants to be placed.
Can patients using palatal (movable) prosthesis benefit from implant treatment?
Patients using palatal (movable) prosthesis can benefit from implant treatment. However, it is necessary to check whether the bone tissue, which is an important factor in the success of implant treatment, is in sufficient quantity. If there is not enough bone tissue, the bone deficiency will need to be corrected first for the implant process to take hold. This bone transplant or a special prosthesis can be used to increase bone production. In addition, it should be evaluated whether the prosthesis is used correctly in order for patients using palatal prostheses to benefit from implant treatment. If the dentures are not used correctly and therefore the attachment of the implants is difficult, training in the use of dentures will be required.
What is the advantage of the implant process compared to the bridge construction?
Dental implants and dental bridges are two different dental treatment options, and both are used to fit your teeth. However, implant and dental bridges have different advantages and disadvantages, while the implant is applied with a titanium screw replacing tooth loss, the bridge is an artificial tooth and is used to fill the area.
In people with a single missing tooth or more than one missing tooth, in classical bridge construction, the teeth in front and behind the missing tooth gap are cut, reduced and material loss is involved. However, when the implant procedure is applied, there is no need to cut any tooth, and the implant that imitates the root of the missing tooth is placed first and then the upper prosthesis (tooth) is made and edentulism is eliminated.
Can everyone have an implant?
Implant application may not be suitable for every patient, there are some prerequisites and these prerequisites must be fulfilled. For example, the patient must have a healthy gum and bone structure for the implant application. Also, smokers or those with gum disease may not be suitable for implant application, so the dentist can make a decision about the suitability of the patient after the examination.
In general, dental implant treatment is a successful treatment that can be applied to everyone, except for some exceptional cases. Anyone who has a bone of the thickness, height and quality where the implant can be placed can be implanted by the physician by evaluating their oral health.
In some people, tooth and gingivitis cause the surrounding bone tissue to melt and decrease. For this reason, if it is decided to extract a tooth, it is beneficial to have a tooth extraction immediately in order not to cause bone loss.
What should be considered before implantation?
Before the implant, the dental and bone health of the person should be checked by the dentist and it should be checked whether it is suitable for the procedure. For implant planning, radiological examination is performed and the patient’s bone control is performed and a decision is made about which implant will be suitable. It is very important to ensure oral hygiene in these procedures, so it is necessary to brush teeth at least 2 times a day. It is also very important to quit or reduce smoking, as smoking before the procedure may increase the risk of infection.
What should be considered after the implant?
After the dental implant is placed, it is extremely important for the patients to follow the instructions given by the dentist. Some of these suggestions are to consume soft foods in the first 24 hours and to consume soft, easily digestible foods for the first few days. In addition to these, it is also important to use pain relievers and to regularly use pain relievers to be given by the dentist after dental implant application. After the implant is placed, keeping the gum area clean by brushing, using the paste recommended by the doctor, and quitting or reducing smoking will increase the success of the application.
What Happens If The Body Doesn’t Accept the Implant?
During the procedure, the implant has to be accepted by the body when it is placed in the body; however, sometimes the body may not accept the implant and in this case the implant may fail. This type of rejection of the implant by the body is rare and is referred to as “implant rejection”. Generally, it is more common in patients who do not have a healthy gum or bone structure. In addition, the risk of implant rejection is higher in smokers or those with gum disease. Implant rejection symptoms include pain, swelling and gingival recession, and when one or more of these symptoms are noticed, a dentist should be consulted immediately.
In which cases is implant application risky?
In some cases, implant application can be harmful, such as diabetes and chronic cardiovascular diseases that affect healing, and pregnant women are examples. In addition, implantation can be risky in young people with incomplete bone development, people who have received high-dose radiotherapy to the head and neck region, and substance addicts.
Implants are also at risk for people with chronic diseases such as large smokers, high blood pressure, connective tissue diseases, hemophilia and significant immune system deficiencies. Finally, implant application is risky in patient groups using corticosteroids or immunosuppressant drugs and may result in failure.
Is it obligatory to have a tomography before the implant?
It is thought that having a tomography before the implant makes it easier to evaluate the bone density and anatomy of the implant site. In this way, it will be possible to detect possible difficulties before placing the implant and to take the necessary precautions. However, whether a pre-implant tomography is obligatory is determined according to the evaluation of the physician.
Is implant treatment painful?
Since the implant treatment is performed with local anesthesia, like other surgical procedures, pain or pain is not felt during the application. In laser-assisted applications, swelling and pain are generally felt at a very low level after the procedure. The pain that will be felt after the procedure can also be prevented with painkillers given by the doctor.
If there is not enough bone in the area to be implanted, what kind of method is applied?
Since the density, height and thickness of the bone in the area where the implant will be made are important, bone is formed with different techniques, as long as there is no bone.
If there is not enough bone in the area to be implanted, bone insertion (bone transplant) is usually performed in order to eliminate the absence of bone in the place where the implant will be placed.
Bone insertion is an operation that takes a few hours by the dentist and is performed under anesthesia.
First, the place where the implant will be placed is cleaned and the place where the bone will be added is determined, then the bone tissue is taken by the physician from the place where the bone will be added and added to the place where the implant will be placed. After the bone insertion process, the implant is placed by the doctor after the wound heals by compressing it for a few days at the place where the implant will be placed.
Is it possible to remain toothless until the implant is made?
If a tooth is removed before the implant is placed, a temporary prosthetic tooth can be placed in its place, thus ensuring that there is no toothlessness until the implant is placed. If a tooth is not removed before the implant is placed, a temporary prosthesis cannot be placed in place of that tooth, in which case the tooth will be left without teeth. However, after the implant is made, a removable cap is placed on a new tooth to replace the implant, preventing toothlessness.
In complete edentulous or partial edentulism in some cases, it is possible to make a fixed temporary tooth immediately by applying the Bredent Fast&Fixed technique.
What are the complications of implants?
Implant complications include infection, implant slippage, rejection, pain, and bleeding. When an infection occurs during or after the implant is placed, it can be treated with medications, but sometimes the implant may need to be removed. In case of rejection, the implant is perceived as a foreign body by the body, so it has to be removed, and in cases of pain, it is treated with medications. Bleeding during implantation is usually simply controlled; but in some cases more serious treatment may be required.
How much are the implant prices?
Implant prices are determined by the Turkish Dentists’ Association and the prices determined do not include the material fees. In addition, it is forbidden to share prices due to competition conditions, so it would be appropriate to come to our clinic to learn the price information and to learn the treatment you need.
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