Implants are the best alternative to the function and aesthetics of natural teeth. Stopping the melt in the jawbone, one of the major problems associated with tooth loss, is achieved with implants for today. Implants provide a better speech and chewing function than traditional coatings and prostheses, while bringing a natural look to your face.
What is an implant?
Briefly, the implant is artificial tooth roots, usually made of titanium, placed in the jaw bone to provide the function and aesthetics of the missing teeth.
Is it safe and durable to treat with implants?
Implant treatment is a completely safe treatment when done by qualified dentists. In general, the rate of satisfaction with the very high rate of implant treatment has been achieved at a rate of 98% today. In a large number of cases, the implants remained in the mouth for up to thirty years. Implants are now considered as long-lasting as teeth. Especially after 35-40 years, implants have a longer life than treatment of natural teeth in many cases. Consequently, the implants can be used for a lifetime. Your dentist will provide you with more detailed information on this subject.
Can implants be used in all situations?
In any case with tooth loss, implant can be made, whether single teeth or all teeth are missing.
Can each patient be implanted?
Implant screws are structures that have a specific thickness and width. Therefore, in the region where the implant is intended to be placed, the jaw bone must have a height and width to accept this implant screw. The quality of the existing bone also determines how quickly a prosthesis will be made on the implant. As long as the patient’s general health condition is good, there is no upper age limit to prevent implantation, but it may not be preferred to apply it to very young patients whose bone development is incomplete.
Do I feel pain when implant is placed?
No, if appropriate anesthesia methods are applied. Usually, the pain that can be heard in the evening when the implant is placed can be relieved by simple painkillers. Many patients state that this pain is not different from the pain after normal tooth extraction.
Can my prostheses be inserted immediately after the implants are inserted?
The answer is sometimes yes, sometimes no. The quality of the bone where the implants are placed and the location of the implant. However, your doctor may sometimes provide you with a temporary prosthesis that is suitable for your chewing and aesthetics.
What is the total duration of treatment?
From the first examination, you will usually need to arrive at 5 to 6 separate appointments until you are finished. At least 2 appointments are sufficient if there is a condition for implants. The duration of these appointments will be of different lengths depending on the characteristics of the work to be performed. Briefly, if there is a hard and medium hard bone structure, treatment can end in 1-2 weeks, and if there is weak bone structure, treatment can last for 2 to 5 months.
Is cleaning implants important?
Yeah. It is as important as your teeth to be cleaned by brushing them like teeth. What you should remember is that oral care is done regularly.
What are the prostheses on the implants?
A fixed porcelain coating can be applied to the implants, and the dentist can be planned for removable prosthesis which can be removed by the patient. Your physician will tell you the appropriate design before you start your treatment.
Do you need an ‘implant’ for each missing tooth?
No. Usually, when 2 implants are placed, they can serve 3 or more teeth instead. In cases where a large number of teeth are missing especially in the posterior region of the jaw, the number of implants should be increased in order to perform a fixed prosthesis. Sometimes the number of implants is increased in order to stop bone resorption, as the bone stops melting in the implanted area.
What advantages does implant treatment offer?
Patients who have lost all their teeth and have a full denture: These patients suffer from constant pain and poor chewability due to the movement of the prosthesis. In such patients, implant treatment abolishes all the above complaints and stops the melting of the bone.
Patients who have lost some of their teeth in the lower or upper jaw: These patients can be considered as the ugly appearance of a moving prosthesis that holds the complaint with hooks, or the need to cut their firm teeth to make a bridge. Implant prostheses eliminate both conditions.
Patients who have lost one tooth: These patients are patients who have to undergo a bridge by estimating at least two adjacent teeth for the restoration of a missing single tooth. Placing a single implant prevents the neighboring 2 teeth from being cut.
What are the advantages of implant treatment?
• Better chewing, eating whatever you want
• Better aesthetic appearance
• A happier social life with self-confidence.
• A healthier and more balanced diet due to eating.
• Stopping the inevitable bone resorption due to tooth loss.
Is there a risk of implants being rejected by the body?
Implants are made of titanium, which has no side effects for the organism, and have been subjected to intensive research for many years. A complete bond between bone and titanium was published in 1982. There was no possibility that the body could produce antigens against titanium implants and reject them as in heart and kidney transplants.
Are the implants successful?
Many companies give a lifetime guarantee against damage such as breakage of implants.