Dental implants can be called artificial tooth roots prepared from titanium or titanium compounds in order to replace missing teeth in the mouth and to eliminate tooth deficiency.
Implants are placed in the jawbone when the bone is sufficient and suitable to make fixed or removable prostheses. If the bone amount and density is not at the desired level, it may be necessary to apply treatments to increase the amount of bone before implant application.
How is the examination performed before implant treatment?
A detailed clinical examination is performed to examine the areas where implants will be made. In this examination, general oral-gingival health is evaluated. In order to analyze the shape, height-thickness and quality of the bone in the area where the implant will be placed, panoramic films are used, and in some cases where the bone is insufficient, the bone is evaluated with 3D tomography, and treatment planning is made in this direction.
How is implant treatment done and how does the treatment process progress?
Implant treatment is a very simple and painless application. The area is anesthetized with local anesthesia, a socket is prepared in the bone where the implant will be placed, and the implant is placed. After the implant is placed, an average of 2.5-3 months is required for the construction of permanent prostheses. In bone insufficiency, the waiting period may be prolonged in implants made in areas where new bone is formed. At the end of this period, the superstructure treatments that start with the measurement process are started.
What is the advantage of the implant process compared to bridge procedures?
In cases where there is a single tooth deficiency or more than one tooth deficiency, it is possible to reduce the missing tooth, the teeth in front of and behind the cavity and cause loss of substance. However, when the implant is applied, without the need to cut any tooth, the implant imitating the root of the missing tooth is placed first, and then the upper prosthesis (tooth) is made to remove the toothlessness.
Can each patient be implanted?
Implants can be made in any adult who has the thickness, height and quality of the bone where the implant can be placed, and who does not have any obstacle when the general health status is evaluated.
In which situations implant application to the patient is risky?
High blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases that affect healing, people who smoke excessively (smoking suppresses the healing in the mouth and affects the success of the implant.), Young patients whose bone development is not completed, pregnant women, people who have received high-dose radiotherapy in the head and neck area are risky.
Is there any pain during implant procedure?
Since all procedures will be performed under local anesthesia, no pain occurs.
Can implant be applied in the same session where tooth extraction was made?
If there is no infection in the socket in the root of the extracted tooth, if there is sufficient bone remaining after the extraction; Implant can be done in the same session with tooth extraction.
What happens when there is not enough bone in the area to be implanted?
Bone density and width in the area to be implanted affect the success of the implant. In cases where the bone is not sufficient, it is necessary to create bone with different techniques (using bone grafts) to increase the amount of bone. For this procedure, sinus elevation, block grafting, horizontal and vertical bone formation in the lower jaw can be performed in the upper posterior region.