WHAT IS IMPLANT?
Implants are artificial tooth roots that made of titanium which are placed on the jawbone to eliminate single or multiple tooth deficiencies.
In implant treatment, titanium screws are placed on the jawbone without any procedure on healthy teeth located near the missing teeth. Since the titanium screw system is required to be fully integrated with the jaw bone, the time required for the prosthetic tooth to be inserted according to surgical procedures varies between 3 and 6 months. Surgical processes such as clearing the cyst located in the jawbone, sinus lifting (prolonging the sinus cavity) can prolong the implant placement and insertion of the prosthetic tooth.
If the maxillary sinuses are sagging over time, if the bone structure is impaired and the volume has been lost, a “sinus lifting” operation should be performed before the implant. The purpose of the operation is to create space for titanium screws in the area where the implant will be treated. Sinus lifting operation is the process of filling the cavities with bone powder by lifting up the sinus membrane after local or general anesthesia is applied to the patient. After the procedure, the cavities are expected to ossify and reach sufficient width-height for the implant. In cases where the bone structure in the area under the sinuses has not suffered much loss, implantation may not be waited too long.
The advantage of implant treatment compared to bridge treatment is that the teeth are more robust and long-lasting. As the bone structure in the body continues to change, the prosthetic teeth applied by bridges may begin to move, shake and behave incompatible with other teeth. The quality and width of the bone in the area where the prosthesis will be made is also effective in the decision of the implant.
The permanence of the prosthetic teeth supported by implants is similar to the natural teeth as long as the correct care is performed. Prosthetic teeth fixed with titanium screws; non-smoking, oral and dental health care is performed in full and routine dental examinations are not delayed in the life of the teeth used.
Anyone who is 18 years of age and has no health problems other than tooth deficiency can get an implant. Those with diabetes, hypertension and heart disease should consult their physician before the implant treatment and share it with the dentist. Implantation is risky for those with blood clotting problems.