Implant Treatment

Implant Treatment

    Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone and replace the lost tooth. They are usually made of treated titanium and are the closest application method to our own main teeth. Their materials are titanium which are tissue-friendly and do not present a risk for allergic reactions. They have a structure that is long-lasting and can be used for a life time. 

    In recent years, zirconium have also been used as an implant material. However, zirconium implant, which is a new system, is currently a more costly option when compared to titanium implants. In order to evaluate the suitability of the jawbone structure and gingival tissue for implant treatment, the dentist first examines tomography and x-rays and makes a general evaluation and interpretation. After this evaluation, the patient's suitability for implant treatment is decided definitively. In direct proportion to the bone structure of the patient, even without a need for a surgical procedure; it is performed painlessly without bleeding or edema. Furthermore, even the upper prosthesis structures can be finished within a few days. If the bone structures are not suitable, surgical procedures and supported implant applications are performed. This requires a series of operations that approximately lasts  2/3 months. Now, with the use of latest techniques, the problems such as the inability to apply the implants have also disappeared. With many different techniques, the parts where the jaw bones of the patient that are insufficient can be supported with bone builders and the implants can easily be placed. Moreover, the problematic tooth can be extracted and the implant can be placed in the extraction cavity without any delay. In case of a single tooth loss, implant is applied to that area without removing any other teeth in order to prevent other teeth from being damaged. 

    All implant procedures are performed under local anaesthesia. The success of the implant application is directly related with the quality of the implant, sterilization, surgical skill of the physician and the general health of the patient. Before the implant is placed in the patient's mouth, its sterilization at the factory stage, the surface coating of the implants, the R&D studies of the implant manufacturer for years ensures the high quality of it. 

Some situations where implant application is risky can be listed as below;

  • Individuals using corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs,
  • People with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, connective tissue diseases, haemophilia and significant immune system deficiencies,
  • People who have received high doses of radiotherapy to the head and neck area,
  • Alcohol or drug addicts,
  • People who smoke a lot (smoking suppresses the healing in the mouth and may cause a decrease in the success of the implant),
  • Women who are pregnant,
  • Young patients with incomplete bone development,
  • Diabetes and chronic cardiovascular diseases that affects recovery. 

    Oral hygiene is crucial after the implant application and affects the life of the implants. Despite everything, our first goal should be to protect our own teeth and have the necessary treatments done and not need implants for many years.