They are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone instead of missing teeth and made of suitable material. Then, with the prosthetic teeth placed on this root tooth, the lost tooth function is regained. Today, dental implants are the best alternative to natural teeth. Aesthetically perfect results are obtained. Implant applications provide better speech and chewing functions than crowns, blinds and removable prostheses. Implant screws are structures with a certain thickness and width. For this reason, the jawbone in the area where the implant will be placed must have the height and width to accept this implant screw. The quality of the bone in the relevant area also affects the success of the implant. In addition, before the treatment and as long as the implant remains in the mouth, the gums must be completely healthy.
As long as the general health of the patient is good, there is no upper age limit to prevent implant application, but it is not preferred to be applied to very young patients whose bone development has not been completed. The success rate is 95% and the implant screw will stay in your mouth for a lifetime, provided that good oral hygiene is maintained.
Advantages of dental implants:
1. Patients who have completely lost their teeth in the lower jaw and wear dentures complain of constant pain (knocks) and inability to chew well due to the movement of the prosthesis. These complaints increase over time with the melting of the bone tissue that supports the prosthesis. In such patients, implant treatment not only eliminates all these complaints, but also stops the bone from melting.
2. Although the upper prosthesis is more stable than the lower jaw prosthesis in patients who have completely lost their teeth in the upper jaw and carry prostheses, similar complaints are still observed. In these patients, implant treatment not only eliminates all these complaints, but also stops the bone from melting.
3. The complaint of patients who have lost some of their teeth in the lower or upper jaw is the unaesthetic appearance of the prosthesis attached by hooks. In these patients, implant treatment allows the patient to be more comfortable and chew more effectively by making fixed prostheses instead of removable prostheses.
4. In patients who have lost fewer teeth in the lower or upper jaw, the problem caused by the traditional method is the necessity of having their healthy teeth cut in order to make a bridge prosthesis. In these patients, implant treatment allows implant screws to be placed in place of missing teeth without touching the healthy teeth in any way.
5) Patients who have lost a single tooth: These patients are those who have to sacrifice at least two adjacent teeth for the restoration of a single tooth. Placing a single implant not only saves neighboring teeth, but also allows for more aesthetic and functional results.