What is the implant?
Dental implants; is a titanium screw that mimics the natural tooth root. It is placed in the jawbone, and porcelain teeth are made on the end of the healing period (osseointegration). Implant has been used in dentistry since 1980’s. When there is a lack of teeth, it is possible to make implant supported porcelain crown without cutting the teeth in front of and behind the space. Many of our patients got rid of from moving palatine prostheses and reached to their permanent implant supported porcelain teeth.
How is the implant done?
The patient is checked whether healthy gums and proper jawbone. Implant therapy may begin for the patients who do not have a systemic obstacle. The implant has no age limit. It is implemented also to elderly patients. Immediately after the tooth is pulled out, it is checked whether there is any inflammation in order to perform the implant operation. Otherwise, the application can be started, but if the opposite is the case, the inflammation is expected to recovery.
Implant operation takes time 10-15 minutes. If the patient does not have a specific condition, local anesthesia is preferred. The fusion of the jawbone and the screw is completed between 2-4 months. Sutures should be taken 1 week after the operation. Temporary teeth can be made immediately after implant operation.
What are the advantages? Bone resorption stops at the implanted region. This is the most important advantage. In fact implanting is an investment in the future. Because at the bone that does not function, it appears a serious bone resorption. Under the bridge body, at total and moving prosthesis palate, bone thinning always continues. When the bridge is made, the teeth next to the space area must be prepared. In addition, the teeth are connected to each other on the bridge. When the implant is made, there is no need to prepare solid teeth, and most importantly, the teeth can be made individually (as they are natural). Moving prostheses supported by implant therapy provide the closest function and aesthetic to the natural tooth. Implants increase chewing strength and resistance in prothesis. As the chewing force increases, the digestive problems die out because the food will be chewed better. Food tastes are taken better. This feeling is reduced in the palate prosthesis. Nerve tissue occurs around the implants as in the same natural teeth. This allows the food to be felt. What should be paid attention when implant applications? Implant application has been done very often for many years. It’s almost as routine as filling. However, implant application should be done with great seriousness and sacrifice. Because it is much more difficult to compensate for mistakes made than other applications. The biggest mistake made in implant applications is incorrect planning. The implant may knit to the jawbone and the patient may not have any pain complaints. However, if the layout of the implants is wrong, that is, if the plan is made in error, it will be difficult for the patient to eat or even speak. The important thing is not implant placement; is correctly placed and act its job. It is very unlikely that the implant will nonunion to the jawbone. Sterilization rules are kept at the highest level during implant application. Disposable surgical kits should be used. Generally, loss of the implant due to originating from infection is seen. Implant application is practiced in almost every clinic today. However, the quality of the material used and the knowledge and skill of the physician are of much greater importance. Patients always want to achieve results in as short a time as possible with fewer interventions. With the developing technology, dental practice is getting easier every day. The physician as much as every patient wants all treatments to be as easy as possible. But it is especially important to choose the right path, not the easiest way to achieve the result, especially in implant applications. We wish you to reduce the number of patients who are the victim of the unawares implant application in our country. When will teeth be made on the implant? Waiting for 2-4 months will be enough for osseointegration of the bone and implant if at a permanent porcelain tooth is to be made. Waiting time depends on the patient’s jaw bone quality. If bone-forming techniques (advanced surgical application; sinüs lifting, bone splitting, bonu augmentation etc.) were used priorly, it could take up to 6 months. At the end of the healing period, the physician is visited and the healing cap is implanted. The measurement is taken after between 3-7 days, porcelain tooth is fixed to implant after the rehearsal session. After the impression, the tooth formation is completed within 6 working days. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How much does the implant cost? Not all dental implants are of the same quality. There are over 600 implant producers in the world. The production of the implant, which is in the first three ranks in the world, is completed at least within 2 months in the factory, even titanium alloy grade is known. It is passed through the necessary tests and R & D is done so that can stay patient’s mouth for life. This expense is reflected to the practioners. On the other hand, there are also implants produce even in a simple lathe, which only lasts for 3 days until an implant is from packaged in the alloy. Patients should ask their physicians what implant brand they are using. It is absolutely necessary to take the brand, size, diameter and type of the implant made after dental implant application and it will be useful if there is a problem with these implants in the future. Another problem is that the implant company disappears after a while. For this reason, implants of well-established companies should be preferred. While setting our price policy; we believe that almost every people should be treated with the implant. Because the implant should not be a luxury treatment. Can each patient be implanted? All individuals over the age of 18 can be implanted. However, surgery is not appropriate if: Uncontrolled diabetes patients, Those above the hemoglobin A1c value of 7 (tests are required for patients who are use blood thinners), Excessive smokers (over 1 package per day), Patients using bisphosphonates (such as Zometa) Immune system blunted patients or who use immunosupressive drug. How to done implant osteolysis patients? It is possible to implant without any jawbone in recent developments. Bone; it is created by advanced surgical applications and the implant is made after then. Special surgical techniques are applied depending on the level of bone deficiency and the field to be implanted. There are also surgeries where only general anesthesia is applied, as are possible operation with local anesthesia. If necessary summarize, making dentures prosthesis that will allow the implants to function properly and aesthetically is at least as important as surgery. What things should I pay attention to after implantation? The operation is painless. However, it is necessary to apply ice to prevent pain and swelling after the operation. Post-operative drugs should be used correctly and regularly. These medicines help the healing process pass without creating problem. You may have pain after the operation. You can get any painkiller out of aspirin. Aspirin can dilute the blood and cause new bleeding. In the first days, consuming very warm or very hot foods should be avoided. They cause irritation in the operation field. Alcohol and cigarette consumption should not be done for at least 24 hours after the operation. Very soft brushes should be used after surgery and mouthwash should be used. Is the implant supported crown cemented or screwed? This situation is discussed when a fixed porcelain tooth is to be placed on the implant. It is a more common practice in Europe than in our country. Crowns called occlusal screws are preferred when there is insufficient vertical height. If there is insufficient vertical height, the tooth on the implant will fall continuously. If the tooth what is on the implant perpetual dropping; replacing the so-called abutment screw in the implant with the occlusal screwed abutment will remove the problem. Will do I stay without tooth on the waiting? Certainly it is not possible to stay without teeth. Temporary teeth to be used in the waiting period must be made. Toothlessness negatively affects both the psychology and the chewing of the person. According to the condition of the person, very aesthetic and comfortable temporary restorations can be made. However, temporary restoration cannot be used very easily in difficult cases, and this difficult situation should be solved with good and reliable relation of patient and physician