Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are commonly made from titanium or titanium compounds to replace missing teeth in the mouth. Titanium is preferred as the implant material because it does not interact with body tissue and is resistant to forces. Implants can be placed in cavities created by previously lost teeth or in the socket immediately after extraction if there is no serious infection. After the implant application, it is expected that it will fuse with the bone and then your porcelain tooth will be placed on it.
Implants Improve Your Quality of Life
- Your chewing improves and satisfaction during chewing increases, so you will eat a healthier.
- It stops bone resorption by preserving your existing bone structure.
- It improves your speech and reduces bad breath.
- It makes you feel younger and increases your self-confidence and provides a happier social life.
Can Implant be Applied Everyone?
The most important criterion in the manufacture of implants is that there are no systemic symptoms that prevent the implant from fusing with the bone and that there is sufficient bone support in the area to be implanted. However, when a disease that prevents systemic cure, such as diabetes (diabetes), is controlled with medication, implant application is not an obstacle.
How is Implant Applied?
After the implants have been combined with the small titanium screw, which is fully compatible with the human body and the abutment on it, a crown (porcelain or zirconium) is made and the treatment is completed. The above-mentioned titanium screw is an artificial tooth root that is highly compatible with the jawbone and has been developed to perform the function of the natural tooth root. Implant treatment can easily be applied to the loss of one or more teeth. The patient who received implant treatment can return to normal life on the same day.
The implant treatment is started in the clinical setting under local anesthesia. In patients who are concerned about surgery, the implantation procedure is started using sedation and local anesthesia. After the anesthesia process, the gums are opened during an operation and the jawbone is exposed. First, a small diameter pilot hole is drilled into the resulting jawbone. Then the pilot hole is carefully widened to match the shape in which the implant will be placed. By gradually widening the hole in the jawbone, the traumatic effect on the bone is also reduced. Then the implant is inserted through screws into the cavity opened in the jawbone.
After the implant screw has been inserted, a protective cover screw is placed on the implant to enable osseointegration in the area (ossification of the implant) and to wait for the implant area to heal. The opened gums are sewn and closed and a waiting period of a few months begins.
After a few months, the protective screw is removed and a temporary crown is placed over the dental implant. The temporary crown acts as a template around which the gums can naturally form and grow. After the gums are shaped, the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown (porcelain or zirconium tooth) and the treatment is complete.
After treatment is complete, your doctors’ recommendations and use of medication will speed your recovery.