What Is An Implant?
The implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium material placed inside the jaw bone for the purpose of restoring function and aesthetics in cases of missing teeth.
The implant is used in dentistry as a routine treatment method for the last 20 years.
Can implant therapy be applied to everyone?
First, it should be evaluated whether local and systemic conditions are appropriate for placement of the implant.
Local factors in the region edentulous bone quality, bone quantity, an atomic point in the region. If the bone quality is inadequate,theimplant may not be made.
These factors should be evaluated by radiological or tomography imaging methods. After thesituation is determined, bonequality – thickness can be increased and the implant can be made later.
Systemic factors; whether the patient’s general systemic condition is suitable for implant construction is considered. Patients who have had diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, radiation therapy and chemotherapy should also be evaluated in detail.
In this case, a written consultation is requested from the doctor that the patient is under control.
What Are The Stages Of ImplantTreatment?
Implant treatment is painless under local anesthesia. There is no pain during this procedure. The application time varies according to the number of implants to be applied. (average time rangesfrom 30 minutes to 2 hours)
After the implant therapy, antibiotic and analgesic are given to the patient, and the patient is ensured to be comfortable after the operation. Sutures are taken 1 week after the procedure.
After the implant is placed, tehere is 2-3 months waiting time according to the quality of the person’s jaw bone and the way the implant is applied. Thepurpose of this waiting period is to create an implant-bone connection (osteointegration)
What Should Be Considered After Implant Application?
After the operation;
The doctor’s advices must be conformed.
The prescribed medications should be used regularly.
The first 24 hours after the operation should be ice compress.
After the operation, nothing should be eaten or drunk until anesthesia is over.
Hot, acidic drinks, alcoholic beverages, smoking should not be consumed in first 3 days. You shouldn’t take a hot shower.
On the first day of operation, the mouth should not be shaken, sucked and spit. The first day should not be gargling or brushing.
After each meal, the area must be cleaned carefully.
When an unexpected situation, the doctor should definitely be consulted.
In implant prosthetic care;
Brushing and flossing should be done very carefully as recommended by the doctor.
The cleaning of the inside of the implant moving prostheses should be done very well.
Once a year, should be visit the doctor.
WhatAre The Advantages Of Implant?
The implant is more advantageous than other standard methods (crowns, bridges, partial-total dentures) used to remove the missing teeth.
When there is a lack of teeth, the bridge will be made, the healthy teeth next to the cavity should be cut. However, there is no need for such a procedure in the implant.
In the absence of multiple teeth, the prostheses (partial or total dentures) are weaker than the implants in terms of their durability and chewing efficiency. In addition, the prostheses removable dentures that must be worn and removed after each meal and must be removed at night. This situation reduces the quality of the patient’s social life. These problems were not experienced in implant supported prostheses.
In addition, the implants protect the jaw bone, prevents bone resorption. In this way, it prevents deterioration of facial shape due to bone resorptions.