Implant teeth are artificial titanium tooth roots placed in the jawbone to replace teeth lost for various reasons. While implants provide better speech and chewing function than traditional veneers and prostheses, they also bring a natural appearance to your face.
Implant is a comfortable and reliable application. The operation can be performed under local anesthesia without any pain or discomfort. General anesthesia can also be applied when necessary. However, it should not be forgotten that healthy gums and sufficient bone structure to support the implant are essential for implant application.
Is Implant Treatment a Comfortable and Safe Practice?
Implant treatments are a safe and comfortable practice as long as they are performed in a fully sterile environment with a specialist team. One leg of implant treatments is the surgical procedure, while the other leg is the prosthesis.
“To Whom Implant Can Be Applied?”
The success of implant treatment depends on the jaw structure and the adequacy of the jawbone. In patients who do not have sufficient bone density, implant operations are performed by applying artificial bone powder to the areas where the density is low. Although there is no upper age limit for implant treatments, implant treatment can be applied to all patients over the age of 18, that is, who have completed their bone development.
How Long Does It Take to Place Implants In The Mouth?
Although the duration of the implant operation varies according to the number of implants to be placed in the mouth, the placement time of an implant is approximately 5-10 minutes.
How Long to Wait for Prostheses After Implants Are Made?
After the implant operation, it is necessary to wait 2-6 months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone.
What are the Advantages of Implant Treatment?
The prostheses made after the implant application form the closest structure to the natural tooth. They provide better chewing and speaking function compared to traditional prostheses.
It has a more aesthetic appearance compared to other prostheses. Thanks to the implants, the missing teeth can be eliminated without touching the adjacent healthy teeth.
It increases the retention in total dentures. That is to say, the retention of lower jaw total prostheses is very low. Therefore, even if the patient does not have sufficient bone level, the retention increases by placing 2 implants in the lower jaw.
How Long Does a Dental Implant Last?
It has been observed that the implants remain problem-free for a lifetime. However, there are many factors that affect the longevity of implants. The first of these is how much the patient attaches importance to oral hygiene.
Are Implant Supported Prostheses Renewable?
Implant-supported prostheses, of course, are renewable. During the renewal period, the previously made implants (screw part) remain in the mouth, only the prostheses made on the implant are renewed. Implant-supported prostheses have a lifetime just like other prostheses. You can extend the life of your prosthesis by taking care of your prosthesis care and oral hygiene.
Are Dental Implants Recommended for Smokers?
Smoking and alcohol use prolongs the recovery period after implant operations and complicates the process. For this reason, we ask our patients to stay away from smoking and alcohol, at least during the recovery period.
How long does it take to return to social life after the operation?
You can return to your normal life immediately after the implant operation, and you can go to work 1 or 2 days later.