What is implant treatment?
Implant treatment is a treatment method performed by placing a screw-like implant made of titanium into the root of missing teeth. This placed implant acts as an artificial tooth root. Then, a dental prosthesis is placed on this artificial tooth root to provide natural tooth appearance and function. After the implant is placed, there is an adaptation period of 2 to 6 months, depending on the mouth and bone structure of the patient. At the end of this adaptation process, the dental prosthesis suitable for the patient is attached to the implant and the treatment is completed.
Why is implant treatment preferred?
Thanks to the fact that the titanium screw can easily fuse with the jawbone and form a strong tooth root, dental implants are very long-lasting and as durable as natural teeth. The patient can continue his daily life without any problems after the prosthesis is attached to the implant. Today, implant treatments give successful results with a rate of 98%.
What is the pre-treatment process like?
Before the treatment is performed, both x-ray and tomography are performed, and the suitability of implant treatment in the area requested by the patient is evaluated and necessary information about the patient’s jaw and tooth structure is obtained.
What is grafting?
In some cases, the structure and durability of the patient’s jawbone may not be suitable for direct implantation. If the patient’s jawbone is not suitable for the implant, the bone is strengthened by applying bone graft treatment beforehand.
How is implant treatment done? How much will it take?
At the beginning of the treatment, the patient is given local anesthesia; If there is a tooth in the area where the treatment will be applied, it is extracted and the area is cleaned. In order to place the implant in the area, a hole of the required size is drilled and a titanium implant is inserted. An abutment is placed on this implant. Then this implant is covered with gingiva and sutured. This whole operation takes about 10-20 minutes for a single implant.
From this point, the healing process begins and the fusion of the jawbone with the implant is checked regularly. Depending on the patient’s condition, the sutures are removed one or two weeks after the operation. First, a temporary crown is attached. Then, a specially designed dental prosthesis is attached for the patient and the process is completed.
What is the process after the treatment? What needs to be done?
The patient continues his life comfortably as if he had a natural tooth with the prosthesis attached. In order to avoid similar dental problems in the future, the patient should pay attention to dental hygiene and clean the implant regularly. Dental floss can be used for this, if necessary. However, mouthwash should be applied for the best cleaning. This current treatment method, which cleans the gaps formed in the natural process between the implant and the prosthesis in the best way by spraying water, is offered to your service by specialist doctors in our clinic.
What are the types of dental implants?
In implant treatment, there are different treatment modalities according to the patient’s condition and demands. Some forms of treatment are as follows:
Single unit dental implant
A single-unit dental implant refers to the treatment applied only to the area of a single missing tooth. In this type of treatment, the structure and symmetry of the teeth next to the missing tooth are examined in detail, and it is aimed that the slot to be opened in the jawbone for the implant is compatible with the other teeth and the general structure of the mouth, and an aesthetic appearance is tried to be obtained.
Multiple tooth replacement
Unlike a single-unit dental implant, the replacement dental unit is more than one in multiple tooth replacement treatment. Multiple tooth replacement is achieved by placing bridge prostheses between the implants. This treatment method is more economical than a single-unit dental implant, as fewer implants are used than the number of teeth replaced.
The all-on-four technique is one of the treatment techniques used especially for those who have lost or want to renew all their teeth. This technique is used in cases where five or six implants cannot be placed in the patient’s jawbone for various reasons.
Four implant screws are placed in the patient’s jawbone, then prostheses covering the entire upper or lower jaw are supported by these screws. At least four implants must be placed in order to attach a prosthesis covering the entire upper or lower jaw, otherwise the required solid and stable foundation cannot be established. The prosthesis placed on the quadruple implant can be used for 15 to 20 years.
The all-on-six technique is the main treatment technique for wearing a prosthesis that covers the entire jaw. In contrast to the all-on-four technique, in this treatment, six implants are placed in the chin of the patient who has a healthy and suitable jawbone structure. Thanks to these six implants, the prosthesis to be inserted is placed in the jaw as strong and balanced as possible. Thus, a better basis is provided for the prosthesis attached to the lower or upper jaw of the patient than the all-on-four treatment. In the All-on-6 treatment, the lifespan of the prostheses attached to the implants is generally more than 20 years.
Emergency implants are implants that are performed without losing time in cases such as inflammation of the tooth, breakage, impact and fall or infection due to a certain reason. Thanks to the implant applied immediately in this type of treatment, it is possible to replace the tooth without any deterioration in the jawbone and gingival structure. Thus, the patient can continue his life comfortably without spending long periods of time for treatment.