Intraoral implant Applications
What is an Implant?
Implants; In order to replace missing teeth, it is an artificial tooth root which is mostly screwed into the jaw. Because the jawbone perceives titanium as part of the body, implants are mostly made of titanium, and the success rate of the implants is high due to high tissue compliance. The most common reason for finding dentistry; from single tooth deficiencies to edentulous patients. This application is carried out without interfering with neighboring teeth. Neither the chewing sensation is closest to normal, and the possibility of treatment without interfering with other teeth; In the century we live, it has become one of the most applied treatment methods.
In which cases should the implant be made?
People with dental deficiencies experience many functional and aesthetic problems. No effective chewing can be performed in the absence of tooth. Because loss of teeth causes the closure of the closure; can cause problems in the jaw joint. In addition, due to aesthetic problems and speech disorders, people's self-confidence can be affected. Implants; It is an ideal option for good oral health in people who have lost their teeth with periodontal disease, caries, trauma or other reasons.
In areas where teeth are missing, melting of the jawbone occurs over time. The application of the implant following tooth extraction significantly reduces this melting. It is more protective than conventional bridges since it does not get support from neighboring teeth. When a lasting prosthesis (such as a crown or bridge) cannot be performed in cases where the last teeth are missing in the jaws, implants are used when a total prosthesis is difficult to use and the prosthesis is difficult to play in the mouth, because a prosthetic (non-implanted) prosthesis is preferred, or when the jawbone is completely fumed in completely toothless mouths it is applied.
Who can be treated with implant?
Patients with Radiotherapy treatment for the head and neck region
Young individuals who have not completed bone growth and development,
As smoking suppresses wound healing in the mouth and decreases implant success; Individuals with too much smoking are not eligible for implantation.
If appropriate conditions can be established by conducting consultation with physicians of individuals using systemic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hemophilia and autoimmune diseases, bisphosphonates, corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs. implant can be applied.
How is the implant applied?
Implant application is usually performed in two stages. For a standard implant application that does not require more advanced surgical procedures, the gum is carefully removed after anesthesia of the region by performing local anesthesia to the implant site in the first stage. The bone is placed in place for the implant in accordance with the previously determined bone thickness and height. In the second stage of the implant application, after the bone is placed in a closed position, the upper part of implants are placed and prosthesis procedures are started.
For osteointegration of the implants after placement of the bone, if advanced procedures have not been performed; Depending on the patient's age, bone quality and systemic condition, bone healing time is required between 1 and 6 months. With the development of the surface properties of the implants used today, if the implant can be placed with sufficient force depending on the bone, temporary implants can be made which do not function or in some cases are functional. There are many factors that determine the time of the prosthesis on the implant. Your dentist will determine the correct timing after the detailed evaluation, taking into account your expectations.
Do I feel pain during implant surgery?
For painless intervention, the local anesthesia we use during tooth extraction is sufficient. Conscious sedation or general anesthesia may be required, depending on some medical requirements and sometimes the patient's request. The painkiller we will give you a comfortable post-operative stay is enough. Most of our patients mention less discomfort than the sense of tooth extraction. You will not even feel the presence of implants in your mouth after your treatments are finished. Implant applications are also among intra-oral surgery applications which has some surgical complications .
Is there a risk of implants being rejected by the body?
Research on surface properties showed that titanium is texture friendly. For this reason, titanium has been used for a long time in implant production. The rejection of the implant by the body, ie tissue rejection is not possible. However, infections that occur during the healing period and lack of attention to oral hygiene by patients, such as excess alcohol and cigarette consumption; prevent the implant from joining with the bone. The implant may therefore be lost. Thanks to regular dentist checks and good oral hygiene, you can prolong the life of your implants. Implants are also associated with gums and bones, such as teeth, and may cause implants to be affected. If a good oral care cannot be made, the gingiva around the implants may cause inflammation of the gums and cause problems such as loss of implants. As with natural teeth, you can also apply oral care to the perimeter of the implants; You can use your implants in a healthy way for a long time.