WHY SHOULD I GET AN IMPLANT?
If there is a missing tooth, the best material to replace the tooth is the implant.The application of implants made of biocompatible materials is performed by placing them in the jawbone.
In areas where teeth are missing, erosion on the jawbone occurs over time. The application of the implant following tooth extraction significantly reduces this amount of erosion. It is a more protective application compared to traditional bridges, as there is no support from the neighboring teeth in the implant application. Implants are also applied when a fixed prosthesis (such as a crown or bridge) cannot be made in cases where the last teeth in the jaws are missing, when a removable (removable by the person) prosthesis is not preferred, or when the use of a total prosthesis becomes difficult because the jawbone becomes blurred in completely toothless mouths and to prevent the prosthesis from moving in the mouth.
WHAT IS DENTAL (TOOTH) IMPLANT?
Dental implants are specially designed and manufactured roots of titanium metal that replace your natural teeth.
Implants will support the formation of your new denture or teeth by placing them in the bone. Dental implants can be considered as the best intraosseous root prosthesis to provide a solid support for prosthetic teeth. They protect bone and soft tissue to give you comfort and a pleasant appearance.
HOW LONG DO IMPLANT OPERATIONS TAKE?
Implant operations are usually 1 to 4 months in normal cases, considering the newly developed implant designs and system conveniences. However, if it is to be applied together with bone grafting and tissue directing techniques in critical cases, the duration is 3-9 months. During this time, the implants are usually under the gum (over the gum depending on the technique to be used). During this time, the implant heals by coming into contact with the surrounding bone tissue. During this healing process, a functional, comfortable and aesthetic temporary prosthesis can usually be applied to the patient. After the healing of the implant in the bone, the normal prosthetic phase is continued.The duration of this prosthetic phase may consist of several weeks.
HOW CAN DENTAL IMPLANTS HELP ME?
Dental implants offer solutions for patients with the following problems;
- Patients using classical prostheses who cannot chew comfortably and effectively,
- Patients who have lost their teeth and cannot use removable partial dentures,
- Patients who do not want a solution with bridge prostheses by losing a single tooth,
- Patients using partial or total dentures,
- Patients who want to use a fixed bridge prosthesis,
- Patients using removable prostheses fixed to bridge prostheses.
WILL MY IMPLANT TEETH FUNCTION LIKE MY ORIGINAL TEETH?
Dental implants used in place of a natural tooth will function as well as a natural tooth. Therefore, implants function much better than removable (removable) prostheses.In many cases, patients can eat, talk and have no aesthetic problems without being aware of the implants, and live a happy and comfortable life.
CAN AN IMPLANT BE PLACED IN PLACE OF ANOTHER IMPLANT?
Yes; Depending on the reason the old implant was removed, a new implant can usually be replaced. Success in this case allows the application of a new implant in direct proportion to the sufficient bone and gingival formation remaining in the implant bed after the old implant is removed. Otherwise, the case can be solved by getting support from bone and gum grafting techniques.
WHEN CAN I START USING MY NEW IMPLANT SUPPORTED PROSTHESIS?
When the healing process and upper prosthetic structures of your implants are completed, you can start using them. Most people who have been treated with implants live comfortably with the feeling that eating, speaking and aesthetic functions are superior to conventional prostheses.
WHAT KIND OF COMPLEMENTARY CARE NEEDED?
Good oral hygiene... First of all, perfect oral hygiene is necessary. The most important reason for losing your natural teeth is poor oral hygiene. This deficiency may cause some unexpected results in your implant supported prostheses. Therefore, in order to use your new implant-supported dentures for a long time, you should pay attention to your oral hygiene with meticulous care.
HOW LONG CAN THE IMPLANT LAST IN MY MOUTH?
No promises or guarantees can be given about the life time of implant-supported prostheses due to the regeneration and biological destruction in the human body. However, it is known and observed that the solutions made with implant treatments in the last 25-35 years with advanced technology are still successfully functioning.
WHAT IS THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPLANT REJECTION?
Just as in the sensitivity and treatment methodologies applied in heart, liver and kidney transplant operations; The body will not reject a quality dental implant that is structured and selected with the same sensitivities. One of the main reasons for its rejection is that the dental implant is perfectly integrated with the bone and remains fixed in the bone.
HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
Implant treatments usually require different appointment times according to the program your dentist will prepare. Please consult your dentist for sufficient information.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF DENTAL IMPLANT?
Implants whose geometry and medical disciplines are not produced with a good research and development project cause extra stress on the jawbones. This important phenomenon leads to the loss and failure of implants after operations, during the recovery period, or during use after prosthetic treatment. If an implant fails due to deterioration of the bone and this failure is tried to be corrected with classical prosthetic methods, the patient may experience bad experiences due to developing bone loss.
Even if it is rarely encountered, complications that may occur during implant treatment may be; Cosmetic problems, breakage of the implant and damage to neighboring teeth. New generation implants almost never cause such problems. Patients experience such problems less frequently, especially if they go to their check-ups regularly after implant treatments.
FREQUENT VISITS TO YOUR DENTIST?
Frequent visits to your dentist are part of your responsibility for the success of your implant treatment procedure.
Your dentist and their staff will guide you about the use of toothbrushes and the necessary tools for oral hygiene for your post-implant care. You should clean and brush around the implants and supporting structures in the morning and before going to bed at night. During your checkups, your dentist may need to clean around the implant and implants, and may periodically check the health of the supporting bone tissues with examination and x-ray.
HOW LONG DO IMPLANT OPERATIONS TAKE?
Implant operations are usually 1 to 4 months in normal cases, considering the newly developed implant designs and system conveniences. However, if it is to be applied together with bone grafting and tissue directing techniques in critical cases, the duration is 3-9 months. During this time, the implants are usually under the gum (over the gum depending on the technique to be used). During this time, the implant heals by coming into contact with the surrounding bone tissue. During this healing process, a functional, comfortable and aesthetic temporary prosthesis can usually be applied to the patient. After the healing of the implant in the bone, the normal prosthetic phase is continued. The duration of this prosthetic phase may consist of several weeks.
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