Implant treatment is a screw made of titanium that is surgically placed in your jawbone in areas with missing teeth and replaces the root of the tooth. After it is biologically fused to the bone, your tooth is made of porcelain. It is the closest form of prosthesis to nature in terms of appearance and chewing feeling. Implant treatment is one of the most popular treatment methods in recent years, thanks to the advantages it brings to the patient. In many cases, from a single missing tooth to more than one missing tooth, it can be made in the form of a fixed prosthesis without touching the adjacent healthy teeth, or it can be made in the form of fixed prosthesis or implant-supported removable prosthesis in people using removable prostheses.
What are the Benefits of Implant Application?
Implant treatment is very easy to use, comfortable, robust, aesthetic and the most acceptable form of treatment for the patient. Porcelain prostheses made on implants replace real teeth, providing a natural and aesthetic appearance. It is an important advantage not to touch healthy teeth while missing teeth are being completed. It is much longer lasting than all prostheses. Today, there are 41-year-old implant cases that received implant treatment and remained in the mouth successfully. In addition, it will increase the patient's self-confidence and will eliminate the negative psychological effects of tooth loss.
Is Implant Treatment Long Lasting?
Studies on implants date back to the early 1800s. Today, there are implants made in the world, which are very close to perfection and have a clinical follow-up of 35-40 years. If the appropriately selected implants are made correctly in the appropriate case and the patient pays due attention to oral hygiene, the implants can remain in the mouth for a very long time without causing any problems.
Can each patient be implanted?
Implants can be applied to anyone with good general health. As long as the general health of the patient is good, there is no upper age limit to prevent implant application. However, the implant may not be suitable for very young patients whose bone development has not been completed.
Implant screws have a certain thickness and width. For this reason, the jawbone in the area where the implant will be applied should have the appropriate height and width for these implants. In addition, the quality of the bone is one of the factors affecting the success of the implant. If the bone is too hard or too soft, it negatively affects the success of the implant. In addition, the gingiva and adjacent anatomical structures are also important in implant application.
In Which Situations Can Implants Be Used?
Implant treatment can be applied in any case, whether there is a single tooth or more than one missing tooth, if there is enough bone for implant placement. The thing to be considered here is the width and height of the bone, its distance from neighboring teeth and anatomical structures. For this, the condition of the bone is determined by radiography or computerized tomography.
Where and How Is Implant Treatment Performed?
Implant treatment is done with a multidisciplinary study. In this study, there is a maxillofacial surgeon who will place the implants in the jawbone, a prosthesis specialist who will make the prostheses that will be placed on the implants, and a gingival specialist who will check for gingival compliance and health after the treatments are completed. It is very important for your own health, first of all, that such a treatment is carried out in centers where it is complicated. During this treatment, it may be necessary to carry out a detailed examination from your general health to the examination of the area where the implant will be applied, and some necessary examinations may be requested. In addition, the condition of the bone is examined with panoramic film and even dental programmed computed tomography.
What are the Advantages of Implant Treatment?
Patients who have no teeth in their lower jaw and use a removable prosthesis complain of constant pain and inability to chew well due to the movement of the prosthesis. This complaint increases with the further melting of the bone tissue that supports the prosthesis in advanced ages. In such cases, implant treatment not only eliminates these complaints, but also stops the bone from resolving.
In patients who have lost some of their teeth in the lower or upper jaw, the missing teeth are removed with a hooked and removable prosthesis or, if applicable, a bridge prosthesis. As a result, the difficulty of using the removable prosthesis and the fact that the healthy teeth will be cut while making the bridge are generally undesirable by the patients. Since the implant treatment in these cases will be performed in the form of a fixed prosthesis, all the previous negativities will be eliminated.
In patients who have lost a single tooth, the classical treatment method is that at least two adjacent teeth have to be cut for the restoration of a single tooth. In such cases, cutting adjacent teeth is prevented with a single implant. In this way, a more aesthetic and functional prosthesis is made.