Dental implant with screw system made of titanium or zirconium are artificial dental roots placed in the jaw bone. Although dental implants are applied in as short as 10-15 minutes, it is a serious surgical intervention and requires expertise. After 2-3 weeks of recovery, the human body accepts the dental implant as if it were its own part.
Who Can It Be Applied?
It is applied to everyone over the age of 18, whose jaw structure is suitable for implant. In case of a single tooth deficiency, the missing tooth is completed without damaging the adjacent teeth. In multiple tooth deficiencies, removable dentures are fixed by means of implants. The compatibility of the jaw structure is determined by x-ray taken before treatment. Those with diabetes or osteoporosis may receive implant treatment after their disease is under control.
How long does the treatment take?
If there is no serious infection in the cavities formed by the lost teeth, the implantal can be placed in the dental cavity immediately. If the amount and density of the bone is below the desired level, bone formation may be required before implant application.
Implant application under local anesthesia is simple and painless. Recovery time varies according to the patient’s age and health status. It is expected that a period of 5 weeks to 3 months will pass for the construction of permanent prostheses on the implant. Since bone formation time will also be added in case of bone insufficiency, the waiting time for the permanent prosthesis may be extended.
Does it have a side effect?
As long as attention is paid to oral and dental care, the implant has no side effects. If the oral and dental care is neglected, gingival recession may occur and implant root may occur as in natural teeth. The occurrence of infection around the implant also occurs when oral hygiene is not observed. In order to prevent this situation, especially in diabetics, blood sugar should be controlled before treatment.
Who Cannot Apply?
Dental implants are not applied in patients whose general health condition impedes treatment. Bone diseases that prevent bone formation, diabetes that cannot be controlled and routine corticosteroid applications are examples of these. The final decision is made by consensus between the patient’s doctor and the dentist.