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IMPLANTS

Today, dental implants are undoubtedly the best alternative to natural teeth. It provides a better speech and chewing function than traditional bridges and prostheses, and brings a natural look to your face.Today it is understood that the implant is the most important dental treatment in the 21st century. Proper diagnosis, dental implant, when applied with sufficient knowledge, experience and equipment, is a form of treatment that can give successful results for the patient and the physician.


What is an implant?


Briefly, an implant is an artificial tooth root made of suitable material (usually titanium) placed on the jawbone to restore the function and aesthetics of the missing teeth. (implant = implantate = implantate = fastening thread = screw thread = screw thread)


Are there any types of implants?


Yes. Different types of implants were produced after the series was put into use. However, the most popular implant type today is 'screw' shaped.


Is treatment with implants safe and long-lasting?


Efforts to produce a safe and high quality implant have been in progress since 1809. Nowadays, there are relatively new implant brands as well as implants with 35 years of clinical follow-up that are very close to perfection in the market. Your dentist will give you more detailed information.


Can the implants be used in any event?


Implant can be used for any event, whether there is a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth, if there is an amount of bone suitable for implant placement.


Can each patient be implanted?


Implant screws are structures that have a specific thickness and width. Therefore, in the area where the implant is intended, the jaw bone must have the height and width to accept this implant screw. The quality of the existing bone is one of the factors affecting the success of the implant. In addition, the gums must be completely healthy before treatment and as long as the implant remains in the mouth. As long as the patient's general health condition is good, there is no upper age limit to prevent implant application, but it may not be preferred to apply to very young patients with incomplete bone development.


Do I feel pain during implant placement?


Not in case of appropriate anesthesia methods. General or local anesthesia can be used during the operation according to patient preference. Generally, pain can be relieved with simple painkillers in the evening the implant is placed. Many patients report that this pain is no different from the pain felt after normal tooth extraction. In cases where the treatment is completed without problems, you will be comfortable enough not to even feel the presence of implants.


Can my prosthesis be implanted immediately after implantation?


No. Osteointegration of the implants with the bone during the first 3-6 months of healing period to ensure that the load on the implant should be minimized. However, your doctor will return your function by making a suitable temporary prosthesis for you during this recovery period.


I want to have an implant, how long is the total treatment time?


Implant operations can be performed in just half an hour. The total time varies according to the operation type determined according to your tooth and bone structure. In general, the operation is completed in the third month after the first operation.


Is cleaning of implants important?


Yeah. It is very important. Considering that implants are foreign bodies in the mouth, you will appreciate that cleaning is as important as even your own teeth. Although the cleaning of the implants requires a certain learning process, it is not difficult. However, you have to spare enough time for this. You should remember that regular oral care is the most important factor for the success of this type of treatment.


How to place a prosthesis on the implants?


The prostheses to be made on the implants can be of different types according to the characteristics of the case. That is, they can be designed to be easily removed by the patient for easy cleaning, but can also be planned to be removed by the dentist. Both plans have advantages and disadvantages, and your physician will tell you the appropriate design before your treatment starts.


Do I need an 'implant' for each missing tooth?


No. If the number of missing teeth is greater than 1, a single implant may serve for 2 or 3 teeth, depending on the area to be implanted. What happens if the implant screw does not fuse with the bone (if it is not osseointegrated)?If the correct implant and method are used, such a possibility is negligible. This type of failure usually occurs within the first 6 months after surgery. In such a case, the implant should be removed as easily as the tooth extraction. Following the healing of the bone in this region, a new implant can be placed or one of the classical type prosthesis may be preferred. However, in general, cases with more than 2 implants and remaining implants are sufficient to serve with the redesign of the prosthesis.


Is it expensive to have an implant?


Unfortunately yes. Importance of all materials used and the need for very high technology for healthy implant production determines the price of treatment. The increases observed in exchange rates due to the economic conditions in our country also affect the cost of treatment negatively. However, the exact price will vary depending on the type of prosthesis you want and our specialist physicians will examine you and determine if you are a suitable patient for this treatment. The complexity and length of the implant placement process varies depending on the patient's dental health and needs, and the result can be a major investment. However, in a survey of 350 patients after implant placement, it was found that patients were satisfied with their investment and would gladly do it again if necessary.


Where and how can implant treatment be obtained?


Before starting this type of treatment, it is necessary for you to obtain sufficient and correct information, first of all, for your own health. Our experts who have attended many scientific meetings abroad have the knowledge to give you all the guidance you need. In addition, dental faculties are organizations that you can be informed correctly. Implant treatment is a treatment method that improves the quality of life of patients and makes them laugh if it is done properly and in proper cases. As we believe that such a successful treatment method should be benefited by the patients in our country as well as all over the world, there will be no fee for the applications you make to get information about implant treatment. During this examination, it is best to have your specialist examined by a specialist who will place implants, make a prosthesis, and then perform periodic gingival care to ensure that you are a suitable patient for treatment. During this examination, you will be informed about your general health condition and you may be asked to have some tests if necessary. This stage may also require various x-ray examinations and models of your mouth.


What are the risks that can be observed in implant treatment?


There is no risk beyond the risks that can be observed in all oral or external surgical procedures. These may occur in the early period of infection and allergy and in the late period after the completion of the prosthesis, inflammation due to insufficient oral cleaning. Smoking increases the risk of infection, especially during early recovery.


What advantages does implant treatment offer in which cases?

a) Patients who completely lose their teeth and carry a prosthesis in the lower jaw: These patients suffer from constant pain (stroke) and inability to chew well due to the movement of the prosthesis. Over time, this complaint increases with the dissolution of bone tissue that supports the prosthesis. In such patients, implant treatment eliminates all the above complaints and stops bone dissolution.

b) Patients who completely lose their teeth and carry a prosthesis in the upper jaw: Although the upper prosthesis is more stable than the lower jaw prosthesis, the design of the prosthesis that closes the palate may reduce the taste and may cause nausea.

c) Patients who have lost part of their teeth in the lower or upper jaw: The complaint of these patients is the ugly appearance of the prosthesis held by hooks, or the necessity of having a healthy tooth cut.

d) Patients who have lost one tooth: These are patients who have to sacrifice at least two adjacent teeth for the restoration of a single tooth. The placement of a single implant rescues adjacent teeth and results in more aesthetic and functional results.


What are the advantages of implant treatment?


• Better chewing - Eating whatever you want

• Better aesthetic appearance

• A happier social life through the recovery of self-confidence

• A healthier and more balanced diet due to being able to eat everything.


Are all implants successful?


There are many factors to consider when deciding on implant placement. First of all, the patient should be healthy and the patient should have healing power. For example, if the patient is uncontrolled diabetes, half-healing may cause complications. Although this disease develops after the implant placement is completed, it may cause complications in future situations of the implants. In addition, the patient should be examined and the appropriate implant and implant placement method should be carefully selected. The implants must be carefully placed and cared for by the dentist, as well as by the patient. Complications may occur if the dentist or patient cannot take good care of the implants. In addition, the success of implants is affected in patients who smoke and drink more alcohol.


How long is the life of the implants?


Implants have been observed in the mouth for up to thirty years. But the average expectation from implants is shorter than that. The life of the implant depends on many factors. Patient health and good care of implants are two of them. As a result, implants can be used for a lifetime. Your dentist will explain many factors that affect their life and your risks.


Is old age a factor in the decision to implant?


No. Health is a much more important factor than age. The surgical risks of many patients in their 70-80s are younger but less than those with health problems. In addition, older people are more likely to need an implant than the needs of young people, because older people have more teeth loss.


Is there a risk that the implants will be rejected by the body?


The implants are made of substances that do not have any side effects for the organism, and have been extensively researched for years. These substances are usually metals such as titanium, and other similar substances that are never part of a living organism. It is not possible for the body to produce antigens against them and reject them as in heart and kidney transplants.


Is there a risk of cancer?


There is no evidence in the medical literature that implants cause cancer.


Are implants used for cosmetic purposes?


Implants are generally not used for cosmetic reasons. The purpose of using implants is to provide support for prosthetic teeth. cosmetic corrections can be made using prosthetic teeth, but you should fully consult your dentist before starting such treatment.


Is the success of the implants guaranteed?


It is not possible to guarantee anything that enters your mouth and is under your control. The extent to which your health is guaranteed after an organ transplant or heart surgery is the same for implant applications. However, we can tell you that we will try to implant the implant as perfectly as possible. We can give you the necessary information about the care of your implant, and if necessary, examine it. We will do our best to make the implants successful, but you must make the same effort.


How long does it take to implant?


This time depends on your situation, needs and work to be done. A single operation can last from half an hour to several hours. An entire treatment can also end with an operation, requiring a series of surgeries and appointments. It may take months for the recovery to be complete.


How much permission do I need to get an implant?


We usually recommend resting on the day of surgery and one or two days following. There may be swelling, pain and bruising at the surgery site, but you will never be toothless during the treatment. You can decide for yourself how long the work permit will take.



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