What is dental (teeth) implant?

Dental implant is titanium screw system used to make prosthesis for the missing teeth. Dental implants that are placed on chin bone act like tooth root. If single tooth is missing, without touching the adjacent teeth, missing tooth can be completed and if many teeth are missing, fixed prosthesis can be used instead of mobile prosthesis by means of dental implants. If there are no teeth, it is possible to fix the mobile prosthesis which is difficult to use at lower chin and which can come out easily.

How long is treament period in dental implants?

In dentistry completion of prosthesis as a result of implant treatment takes more time than classic treatments because a period of 2.5 to 4 months is needed for the titanium structure to integrate with the bone and if chin bone is intervened or if a process is applied to remove sinus space on the upper chin it is required to wait for 6 months in addition. However the results obtained after this period are pleasing and have longer lifespan.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

The prothesis of patients not having teeth for long years loss their harmonization as the bones continue changing and as they move, they cause problems as they hit. As prosthesis are made on implants, they don’t move or come out of the mouth. They can be used in patients where it is not desired to have moving prosthesis or in cases where bone attachments are lost.

Are surgeries regarding dental implants difficult?

Operations that are realized under local anesthesia where only the region where dental implant will be applied is narcotized are painless. By taking the medicines prescribed before the operation, by using antiseptic mouthwashes during the process, and by having a good oral care, the recovery period can be overcome.

Will my face swell a lot after dental implant operation? Will I have a lot of pain?

Some dwelling or color change can be seen on the cheek but with cold tampon application within first 24 hours, edema will be lost quickly. Severe pains won’t be seen and the painkilling drugs recommended by doctor will be sufficient to eliminate the pain that may occur on the first day.

How is dental implant process? How long will it take for my teeth to be completed?

It is expected for implants to be united with bones within nearly 3 months on upper chin and nearly 2 months on lower chin and porcelain veneers are applied on them. If additional applications are made due to thin bones or bones with insufficient height, waiting period can be prolonged for 6 months.

Is it possible to have seamless dental implant?

It is possible in cases where single tooth is extracted and no cutting is realized in the space coming out where implant can be placed in the same session.

Can dental implants give any harm? Is it true that sometimes the body won’t accept them?

Dental implants are produced from titanium. Titanium which is biologically compatible with human body, is a precious metal that does not create any allergic risk and which is not toxic.

Are dental implant applications suitable for me?

It is not recommended to be applied on patients with important systematic disease not being controlled, or on individuals getting radiotherapy or chemotherapy in recent times. But if the diseases are kept under control implant can be applied to anyone. At the examination if sufficient bones are not observed first of all bone infrastructure is established and then implants are placed.

I am smoking. Can I have dental implant?

In many researches made, it is proved that cigarettes avoid integration of implant with the bone. Probability of falling of implant is 2-3 times higher in individuals who smoke.

Are dental implants long lasting?

Lifespan of dental implants is like natural teeth. As long as normal mouth and teeth care is realized, they can be used for long years.

If I don’t want to wait for 2-3 months, can I use my artificial teeth with implants?

Yes, by means of mini dental implant, existing mobile prosthesis can be adapted to implants after surgery and they can be used.

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