Dental Implant

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What is a Dental Implant?

Despite all the developments regarding Oral and Dental health, many people lose their teeth mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth have been bridges and dentures. However, there is a brand new, more reliable, more aesthetic and more permanent method nowadays.

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong basis for fixed (permanent) or removable artificial teeth that are made to fit your natural teeth. In other words, a dental implant is an artificial tooth “root” that is artificially placed in your mouth to support dental prostheses such as dentures or bridges. Dental implant are the screws placed in the jawbone, made of tissue-friendly Titanium and acting as a root for the missing tooth.

What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Dental implants have many advantages:

Perfect appearance 
Dental implants look like your own teeth and create a natural tooth feeling for you. Moreover, dental implants are permanent because they are designed to fuse with the bone.
To elaborate a bit more, when it comes to the look and feel, the only difference between dental implants and real teeth is that dental implants are not real teeth.

Fluent speech
In inappropriate prostheses, teeth may slip in the mouth and cause mispronunciation. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that the teeth might slip.

Perfect tooth root
The roots of your teeth are attached to your jaw like the root of a tree. When you lose a tooth, a gap remains where the root is, and these roots are remade with the implant application.

Ease of eating
Traditional dentures slip too often and make it difficult for you to taste while chewing. Dental implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat your favourite foods with pleasure without any additional effort or pain. Dental implants allow better bite force than a person with traditional dentures.

Self-confidence
Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better.

Oral health 
Thanks to dental implants, there is no need to downsize/change the forms of adjacent teeth as in bridges. Since the adjacent teeth are not changed so as to support the implant, your own teeth remain healthy in your mouth for a long time. Implants enable you to have new teeth without damaging the adjacent tooth, with the abutment that acts as a natural skeleton of tooth placed on the implants. Individual implants also increase oral hygiene and allow easy access between teeth.

Appropriateness
Dental implants prevent the discomforts encountered in removing the prostheses.

What is the Success Rate in Implant Treatment?

The success rates of dental implants vary depending on where they are placed inside the jaw, but in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.

Is Everyone a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?

Someone who is healthy enough to undergo a routine operation of tooth extraction or oral surgery can be mostly considered suitable for a dental implant. It is necessary to have sufficient bones and healthy gums. Patients should undertake to pay attention to oral hygiene after the implant and visit their dentists regularly.

For applying implants; heavy smoking, diabetes or heart diseases and radiation therapies performed on the head/neck region should be evaluated individually on a patient basis.  You should definitely see your dentist to find out whether the implant application is suitable for you or not.

How Does Implant Treatment Start?

The first step in the dental implant process is the development of a personalized treatment plan. The plan is offered specifically for you by your dentist to medicinally meet your needs.

Subsequently, the dental root implant with a small post made of titanium is inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, the implant securely holds on to the jaw. After the implant is fully fused to the jawbone, it can tune with its upper structure. The upper structure, that is the abutment, acts as the skeleton of the tooth. New tooth/teeth are made on this abutment.

Your dentist will also match the colour of the new teeth to your natural teeth. Because the implant is secured to the jawbone, replacement teeth look, feel and function just like your own natural teeth.

How Painful Is Implant Treatment?

Before the implant operation, the patient is mostly given local anesthesia and in some cases general anesthesia. Therefore, the patient feels no pain or discomfort during the surgical operation under no circumstances. In patients undergoing local anesthesia, there may be mild pain during the day after the anesthesia effect wears off.

These pains are considered normal. After the operation, this situation is relieved by using the pain killer recommended by your dentist. When the patients who have implants are asked later, they say that this pain is similar to the pain experienced in a normal tooth extraction procedure.

How to Care for Dental Implants After Treatment?

It is very important to pay attention to oral hygiene after implant treatment. Apart from routine tooth brushing, cleaning of the implanted area should be ensured by using special dental flosses, interdental brushes and mouthwashes recommended by the physician.

Another important point is to go for checkups regularly. The recommended control process is to go for checkups every 6 months for the first two years and then annually. The most accurate guidance will be made by your physician.

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