Implants

A dental implant is an artificial prosthesis that replaces lost real teeth and performs their lost functions. Implants are screws made of titanium placed inside the jawbone. After placing these screws on the jawbone, a dental prosthesis is placed on them.

Implant treatment is more advantageous than other prosthetic treatments as it does not damage the adjacent teeth. In other words, it is not necessary to cut adjacent teeth as required in standard fixed prostheses. Implant teeth act as roots. You too can eat, speak clearly, and smile with confidence, just like you have a real tooth.

Implant Application Process

Detailed examination and x-ray are required for the application of the implant. We can perform this stage very quickly and without errors with the digital dental radiography method, which we use effectively in our clinic.

As we mentioned above, the implant consists of two parts. The part that is placed primarily on the jawbone is called the root part, and the dental prosthesis placed on this root part is called the upper part.

First of all, local anesthesia is applied to the patient. After the extraction of the tooth that has lost its function, a slot is created in the empty space from there. This is where the root piece will go in. It takes some time for it to fully fit into the jawbone and gingiva. However, this period varies from patient to patient. Even so, we can talk about an average time of 3 to 5 months.

Until the end of this period, the patient will remain toothless there. After that time, if the fusion of the titanium root piece and the bone piece has been achieved at a sufficient level, the stage of placing the dental prosthesis is started.

To Whom Can Implant Be Applied?

Dental implants can be applied to people of all ages who have completed their childhood. However, in young people, bone development must be completed. While this development is completed at the age of 16-17 in girls, it happens at the age of 18 in boys. However, dental implant applications are generally common in older people. Because these people need dental implants more because they lose more teeth than young people and they experience meltdowns in their jaw bones.

Considerations

Some bodily ailments, obstacles and diseases may make implant application inconvenient. Examples of such conditions include heart diseases, rheumatic diseases, diabetes, and blood clotting problems. In addition, the patient's jaw bone structure is not suitable anatomically, the patient's psychological reactions to surgical procedures such as anxiety and high fear make implant application problematic.

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