Many methods have been used to treat missing teeth from past to present. The implant, which is one of the most preferred missing teeth treatments today for both patient comfort and aesthetic appearance, is the elimination of the problem by titanium screws supported by placing them into the jawbone. The most important advantage of implant treatment is that the missing teeth of the patients can be replaced without damaging the adjacent teeth. In this way, both eating and drinking habits can continue in their routine course, and the smile aesthetic of the patient is restored.
For whom can implant treatment be applied?
The implant can be applied to any individual over the age of 18 who has completed maxillofacial development. To check patient compliance before starting the treatment, a comprehensive analysis process is carried out, such as radiography, checking general health status, and determining the drugs used. If the patient does not have any problems with the treatment, the application is started.
How is implant treatment performed?
In implant treatment, the patient’s existing teeth are measured and the condition of the jawbone is checked before the procedure. To achieve the desired result, the bone must integrate with the tooth.
In order to minimize complaints such as ache and pain during the application, light-dose sedation is given and the operation begins. The first stage of dental implants, which are performed in two stages, is the procedure of attaching the implant and applying a temporary cap to the gingiva.In two-stage dental implants, the gingiva is closed after the implantation period and then left to heal. Afterward, the application is completed with the attached prosthetic crown. Regardless of whether dental implants are one or two-stage, temporary bridge placement and follow-up the healing process ranging from 3 to 6 months are considered. In some patients, new teeth can be added in a short time after dental implants are placed. During this period, the patients continue their routine activities and eating-drinking habits.Zirconium implants, which are generally applied to make the narrow jawbone durable, can also be preferred for implant treatment. They create an aesthetically beautiful appearance with their conformity to the natural tooth appearance and reflecting light. Zirconium implants, which do not cause any harm to the body, do not change color over time, and do not leave a metallic taste in the mouth, are also frequently applied today.
Why are dental implants applied?
Missing teeth is a problem that many patients face in their social life aesthetically and a disorder that affects their eating and drinking functions. While the missing teeth cause the chewing function not to be performed as desired, it can also cause different problems in the temporomandibular joints. This is also a problem that affects smile aesthetics. Missing teeth, which trigger the loss of self-confidence, are an issue that should be considered to protect orthodontics.
The completion of missing teeth also affects the problem of osteolysis of the jawbone. Implant treatments after tooth extraction can lower the rate of osteolysis. Implant treatment is preferred in patients who do not have teeth in the mouth, in cases where stable or removable prosthesis is not suitable, or in problems that affect the patients’ comfort due to the movement of the prosthesis in the mouth.
Are implants long-lasting?
Implants are a long-lasting treatment for missing teeth. However, the most important criteria affecting the success of the implant are the patient’s gingival and bone structure, as well as the brand and type of the implant applied. In cases where the necessary oral care is not provided after the implant, it becomes difficult to achieve the desired results in the long term. Problems such as gingivitis or loss of the implant may occur. Therefore routine checkups and personal care come first.