The implant is a type of screw placed in the jawbone to complete the missing teeth. These screws are made of a tissue-friendly material called titanium. Titanium is a great material,because of it's binding with the bone and tissue. It becomes part of the body after insertion and shows maximum durability.
Implants allow the filling of empty spaces without the need for cutting of the adjacent teeth in single tooth deficiencies. They also support the protheses in full toothlessness, allowing for more conservative and comfortable prostheses.
Implant treatment is performed under local anesthesia or sedation (drowsiness) at the request of the patient, such as in filling, canal treatment, tooth extraction. Patients do not feel any pain during treatment. After the implant application, planned porcelains and removable prostheses are completed according to patient and dentists taste after a few sessions.
All implants are made out of titanium as material. An Implants' quality can be measured from it's surface properties and design. The brand of implants used is also important in that sense because it implies the quality of the implant.
Dentsply Sirona's Astra Tech OsseoSpeed brand implants are preferred in our clinic for their success rates and the international guarantees they provide.
The implant can be planned in single tooth deficiency or full toothlessness.
Although Implant application is a simple procedure, the angle it's been put and the preperation of perfect fitting prothesis makes it really complex. The position of the implant in the mouth should be evaluated by prosthetic specialists and maxillofacial surgeons with the help of advanced x-rays.
After the completion of the treatment, oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups affect the long-term healthy use and success of the implant.
There is no age limit for implant application. Only for young individuals (18 for girls and 20 for boys) bone development should be completed. Although there is no upper age limit for adults, the nature and amount of bone on the jaw, oral health of the patient, gum problems and the lack of a systemic disease that will adversely affect the recovery are the factors, that can affect the decision.
If you are being treated for diabetes and it's under control, then there is no harm in making an implant.
The standard implant material used in todays technology is titanium. Titanium is one of the most widely used materials in orthopedics and traumatology for many years. There is no scientific data indicating that it makes cancer.
Depending on the implanted site, the structure of the bone and the presence of additional supplementary surgical procedures, the treatment process can change. If the bone structure is appropriate, we can apply the dental prosthesis on the same day and if not, it can take up to 9 months of operation and waiting time may be required.
Implants are artificial materials with no biological basis. They are stainless and don't get affected by mouth fluids. They last for a lifetime if you pay attention to your oral hygiene and regular checks are made.