A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that is applied to replace tooth tissue lost for any reason, such as dental caries or trauma.
Dental implant treatment is the best known and modern dental treatment for the treatment of missing teeth. Thanks to the new and technological materials, implant treatment can be done more easily, painlessly and quickly. With new materials, dental implants adhere to the jawbone faster, and thus, dental prosthesis applications on dental implants can be made in a short time.
The screw system that replaces the tooth roots placed with dental surgery to complete the missing teeth is called a ‘dental implant’ or ‘dental implant’. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is easily adaptable to tissues and is also known as bone friendly.
Dental implants are the most studied dental prosthetic treatment method in dentistry in the twenty-first century. The most important features of dental implants are that they are the most suitable alternative to natural teeth and provide better speech and chewing functions compared to removable dentures.
WHAT IS DENTAL IMPLANT?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of special materials to replace missing teeth in the mouth. Dental implants are placed in the jawbone by a simple dental operation.
HOW LONG DO DENTAL IMPLANTS LAST?
Today, there are dental implants with more than three decades of clinical follow-up. As technology progresses, new dental implant materials are available every day. Your dentist will inform you about choosing a dental implant suitable for your jaw structure. The dental implant stays in the mouth for a long time by providing good oral and dental care and without neglecting the necessary oral controls.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants can be applied to every patient with good general health. Implant application is not preferred in young individuals whose bone development is incomplete. In order for dental implants to be long-lasting, there should be a solid jawbone of certain thickness and size around it. There is no upper age limit for the application of dental implants. Dental implants can be applied to anyone with a sufficient amount of bone and good bone density. However, the general health status of the patient should not interfere with the application of dental implants. Dental implants are not suitable for bone disorders. Diabetes is also one of the diseases to be considered in implant treatment. However, if diabetes is under control, implant treatment is not harmful. The dentist should consult the patient’s doctor during the implant application, as there is a tendency to deterioration in bone structure or infection in those who routinely use cortisone medications.
In order for the teeth to remain healthy in the face of chewing pressures, dental implants must be in full harmony with the jawbone. Osseointegration is the complete surrounding of the placed dental implant with bone. For osseointegration, after the operation, it is necessary to wait for a period of at least 3 and at most 6 months, depending on the type of dental operation, the region, the age and health status of the patient. When this period is completed, a dental prosthesis is made on the suitable dental implant.
DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT
Dental implant placement operation is performed using a suitable anesthesia and the patient does not feel any pain. The pain felt on the day of dental implant placement can be prevented with simple painkillers and it has been observed that this is no different from the pain felt after tooth extraction.
CARE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Cleaning the dental implants by the patient after their application should be considered as a part of the dental treatment. Considering that they are foreign objects to the body, it is obvious that the care, cleaning and control of implants is more important than natural teeth. Your dentist will explain to you the cleaning and care you will apply according to the dental implant over the prosthesis you use.
DENTAL PROSTHESIS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
Prosthetic teeth to be made on dental implants can be applied both as removable dentures and fixed dentures, in line with your needs and wishes, if there are conditions to fulfill medical requirements. Implants are not required for every lost tooth. Oftentimes, a dental implant can be used as a dental bridge pillar to replace two or three missing teeth. After the examinations and dental x-ray examination, your dentist will advise you on the appropriate dental prosthesis and dental implant planning.
THE RISKS THAT MAY OCCUR IN DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT
In dental implant operations, there are no risks other than those that may be encountered in surgical procedures performed in the mouth. These include infections and allergic reactions