What is an implant?
They are artificial tooth roots consisting of titanium placed in the jawbone in order to fulfil the functions of missing tooth gaps in areas where teeth are lost for various reasons in the mouth.
Since implants are a strong foundation for fixed teeth made to match your natural teeth, they are permanent because they are designed to fuse with bone. They are the most reliable replacement for real teeth when it comes to look and feel.
In today’s dentistry, dental implants are the best solution option to replace lost teeth. This is because;
- There is no need for any procedure on the neighbouring healthy teeth to replace the lost tooth.
- Along with the lost tooth, bone loss, which progresses over time, is also stabilised with dental implant application.
- Long-term success is higher than other treatment options.
Dental implants are screws made of titanium that are placed into the bone to replace teeth lost due to decay or various periodontal diseases.
It can be applied to all patients aged 18 and over, who have completed jaw and bone development and have sufficient bone structure.
Firstly, local anaesthesia is applied to the area to be implanted. After the mouth is completely numb, the gum is opened and implants are placed in the bone.
If the bone condition is sufficient and there is no infection, the placement of the screws in the bone can be done in a single session. There will be a waiting period of 3 to 6 months before the upper porcelains are made. In this process, the screws are expected to adapt to the bone and fuse.
Since the treatment is performed under local anesthesia, no pain is felt during the treatment. We can see pain in some patients for a few days after the treatment, but it is possible to support these pains with certain medications.