Implant Treatment

What is dental implant?

Many people lose their teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease or trauma. In the past, the treatment options for missing teeth were bridges that fit over the adjacent teeth by shrinking them, or removable removable dentures. Now, with implants, it is possible to solve edentulousness in a more reliable, more aesthetic and more permanent way without any action on the adjacent teeth. implant; It acts as an artificial tooth root made from tissue-friendly titanium alloys. A prosthetic spacer suitable for the planned prosthetic superstructure is placed inside this artificial root, and a porcelain or zirconium tooth is specially processed on top of it.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants have many advantages over conventional techniques. Dental implants look like your own teeth and create a natural tooth feeling. Moreover, they are permanent as they are designed to fuse with the bone. Thanks to dental implants, there is no need to reduce/change the forms of adjacent teeth as in bridges. Since it is easier to clean and maintain than bridges, your own teeth will remain healthy in your mouth for a long time. Odor and bad taste due to food accumulation under long bridges do not occur thanks to the 3 ease of cleaning on implanted teeth, which are in the form of a single root and a single tooth. Individual implants facilitate oral hygiene and provide easy access between teeth. Since the movements during speech and chewing in removable dentures are not present in implant-supported dentures, they create a chewing feeling that is more comfortable and closest to natural teeth. Fixed teeth applied with dental implants restore your natural smile. Implants can be used for a long time, even for a lifetime, when oral hygiene rules are followed. Dental implants prevent the inconveniences encountered in removing removable dentures.

Is dental implant suitable for everyone?

Someone who can have a routine tooth extraction may be considered suitable for a dental implant. It is necessary to have sufficient bones and healthy gums. Patients should commit to paying attention to post-implant oral hygiene and visiting their dentist regularly. Heavy smoking, uncontrolled diabetes or heart diseases, use of bisphosphonates, radiation treatments to the head / neck region and chemotherapy are conditions that should be evaluated individually, requiring consultation and tests before implantation .

Does health insurance cost implants?

Depending on your insurance plan and/or the cause of your tooth loss, your insurance company may cover all or part of the transaction under private insurance . Your detailed questions on this subject can be asked through your insurance provider when the plan is formed following your examination.

What are the stages of implant treatment? How does it begin?

Following a detailed radiological examination and examination, the most appropriate treatment plan for your jaw structure is created and pre-surgical procedures are performed to replace the bone tissue lost before the implant for the necessary work. A dental implant made of titanium, imitating the root of the tooth, is placed in the bone socket where the missing tooth was once rooted. As the jawbone surrounding the implant heals, bone cells colonize the implant surface and a bone connection is formed with the implant, the implant is securely attached to the bone. This fusion process lasts between 2 and 4 months, depending on the age, general health status and the structure of the bone in the region. After the implant is completely attached to the jawbone, the superstructure, that is, the tooth 4 construction, begins. At this stage, the cover covering the implant is removed and a prosthetic piece that fits inside the implant is inserted and the measurement is taken. A special porcelain or zirconium tooth is processed over this measure. These teeth applied on the implant look, feel and function like your own natural teeth.

Is implant treatment a painful procedure?

Before the implant operation, local anesthesia is applied to the operation area. In this way, you will not feel any pain or pain during the procedure in the area. In some necessary situations (excessive nausea reflex, extreme fear, mental disability, etc.), sedation or general anesthesia is applied. In patients undergoing local anesthesia, mild pain may occur during the day after the anesthetic effect dissipates. Painkillers or injections are prescribed to prevent these pains.

How to care for dental implants after the treatment?

It is very important to pay attention to oral hygiene in addition to the prescribed antibiotics in order to avoid any post-operative infection. From the 2nd day after the procedure, it is necessary to brush and use mouthwash after every meal. In order to protect the health of the implants in the long term, the cleaning of the implanted area should be ensured by using dental
floss, interface brushes and mouth showers, as in normal teeth. Regular check-ups are recommended every six months or annually.

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