Implants are tissue-friendly materials covered with titanium, which are placed in the bone and act as tooth roots. Once placed, they integrate with the bone and are very difficult to separate.
Today, many types of prosthesis have been replaced by implant and over-implant prostheses to complete missing teeth. The reasons for this are;
Being anti-allergic as it is made of titanium,
Being the closest treatment option to the natural tooth,
It will prevent bone resorption caused by gaps in tooth deficiencies,
Protecting other dental tissues,
Ability to provide chewing function close to the real tooth,
It has prevented the discomfort caused by removable and full dentures,
Being more hygienic and long-lasting than bridge treatment.
HOW IS IMPLANT APPLICATION DONE?
First of all, the patient should be examined for the implant. After a comprehensive examination with x-ray; if there is no obstacle for the implant in our patient’s systemic diseases; According to the agreed planning, anesthesia is applied to the implant places. With local anesthesia, only the area to be applied is anesthetized. Then the implants are placed. This process takes about half an hour to 1 hour. For 1 week later, we make an appointment for our patient for control purposes and removal of stitches. After the implant screw is placed, it is necessary to wait for a while for permanent prostheses to be placed on it. During this process, the bone and implant fuse with each other (osseointegration). After full fusion is achieved, the prostheses produced according to the patient are screwed or adhered to the implant.
CAN EVERYONE HAVE IMPLANT?
Some factors such as bone level, age, general health, oral hygiene and tobacco use are taken into consideration in order to make an implant. As a result of this evaluation made by the physician, if there is no obstacle to the construction of the implant; The success rate of the implant will be quite high.
ORAL CARE AFTER IMPLANT / THINGS TO CONSIDER
After implant treatment, you should take care of your implant teeth as much as you would your own teeth. Otherwise, millions of bacteria in the mouth cause gum problems. This means that the periodontium tissues, on which the implant is supported, are damaged. As a result of damaged periodontium tissues, the implant loses the supporting tissues and implants may be lost.
Keeping oral hygiene at the highest level is possible with mechanical cleaning with a toothbrush, the use of dental floss and the use of interface brushes. In addition, since smoking will adversely affect the blood supply of the tissues around the implant; should be reduced after implantation, if possible, it should not be used at all.