Implant Treatment

Implant can be defined as an artificial tooth root made of titanium, which is placed in cavities to replace missing teeth in the mouth for function, phonetics and aesthetics purposes.

What are the Implant Application and Its Stages?

Implant application is easier than a tooth extraction and is performed under local anesthesia.

In the first stage, the implant is placed in the jawbone. Then a waiting period starts, which varies for each person for an average of 3 months. The purpose of the waiting process is to ensure bone formation and fusion of the implant to the jawbone. Following this process, it takes 1-2 weeks to complete the superstructure of the implant.

How to Care for Dental Implants?

Paying attention to oral hygiene is important for implant care as well as for the continuity of the health of normal teeth. The teeth should be brushed at least 2 times a day for 2 minutes for both the upper and lower jaws separately. Routine dentist controls should be made every 6 months. Otherwise, this may pose a risk of losing teeth in mouth as well as a risk of losing the implant placed.

What are the Advantages of Implants?

The teeth lost due to decay, gum disease, dental trauma, tooth extraction, loose tooth can be replaced with the help of crown-bridge applications. For the bridge application, at least two intact teeth of the person must be cut and reduced dimensionally. This application is irreversible. Implant, on the other hand, is a treatment applied by using only the decayed tooth without touching the healthy teeth.

Patients who have no teeth on the lower and upper palate cannot get used to the removable prosthesis and suffer from nausea reflux, and in most cases, the palate does not stay tightly in the mouth. This may cause negative social effects on patients. Therefore, implant is an important solution for patients with no teeth.

Who Can Have Implants?

It can be applied to any healthy individual from young individuals who have completed bone development to the elder ones, regardless of any upper age limit.

Implant application can be performed with the approval of the relevant doctors in patients with various diseases. But it may pose a risk to patients with a systemic disease that is not under control; patients with diabetes, heart disease; individuals using blood thinners; and patients receiving radiotherapy from the head and neck region.