Implant Treatment Application and Process

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    What is an implant?

    The dental implant , made of titanium and integrated into the jawbone, assumes the function of the tooth roots. These roots are used to support prostheses. By placing fixed or removable dentures in place of missing teeth, the patient’s chewing function and aesthetics are restored.


    Implants are long-lasting and can be used for life. Also, implants have a similar appearance to natural teeth. They are also preferred as an aesthetic solution because they provide a comfortable use. Implant surgery is performed by a specialist dentist and is performed under local or general anesthesia.

    Who Is Implant Treatment Suitable For?

    Implant treatments applied in case of damage to the root of the tooth are not recommended for every patient. People who can be implanted  are as follows:

    • The patient must be over the age of 18.
    • Since the implant is a surgical intervention, it is required that the patient has reached maturity to complete the development of the jaw and face.
    • If the implant is recommended to the person after the first examination, the jaw structure is examined by x-ray and a test for suitability for treatment is performed.
    • Diabetics are not suitable for this treatment method. If it is ensured that sugar is taken under control, the procedure can be done.
    • People who have bone resorption problems should be treated first and then implant treatment should be started.
    • If the patient is using blood thinners, he should stop the drug before the treatment.

    What are the stages of the implant treatment process?

    First,   a general examination of our patients is made for the implant treatment process. Because the general health status of our patients to whom the implant will be applied directly affects the implant. If there is no obstacle for treatment, an intraoral x-ray is taken. It is decided where and how the implant will be made and whether the patient is suitable for it.

    Then the patient is offered this treatment. The amount of bone, soft tissue and missing teeth in the area where the implant will be applied vary according to the treatment to be applied.

     If it is decided to apply  an implant to our patient after the examination  , it is decided which brand of implant will be made. Then, the soft tissue is opened with an incision in our patient. The area is prepared for the implant to be placed in the bone.

    After the implant is placed, it is closed with sutures. After this process,   approximately  2-3 months  wait for the construction phase of the single prosthesis, which we call on the implant .

    Of course, in some cases, much longer times are required in much more advanced surgeries. However, today,  it happens in cases called implants  and prosthesis placed on the same day. For this, certain stages are followed and it is determined whether the patient is suitable for this.

    Then, the size of the tooth to be placed on the implant is taken and sent to the laboratory. After that, after the rehearsal stages, the upper prosthesis to be placed on the implants is finished. These upper  dentures are metal-supported porcelain,  zirconium  or full porcelain.

    How Is Implant Treatment Performed?

    Although the use of screws for dental implant treatment  is frightening for many patients, this treatment is a reliable and curative method. The stage of implant treatment  is as follows:

    • First of all, the patient is sedated to prevent the feeling of pain.
    • Before starting the treatment, information is obtained by examining the jaw and facial structure with a chin x-ray.
    • By examining the jaw bone structure, the dimensions of the application area are created.

    Dental Implant Applications

    • It is carried out in two directions. Temporary caps are used for one-stage treatments.
    • If the treatment will consist of two stages,   the area is closed with the gingiva with the application of a dental implant . In this step, prostheses are attached after the healing process.
    • In dental implant application, the upper jaw area   starts to heal after 6 months . The lower jaw area   heals after 3 months .
    • It is one of the most reliable techniques among implant dental treatment types. Patients can resume eating and speaking activities in a short time.

    Zirconium Implant

    • It is a type of implant that has emerged to improve the function of titanium-formed implant materials.
    • Zirconium is a more durable material than titanium.
    • It is applied for patients with narrow chin area.
    • Since the color of zirconium is almost identical to the natural tooth color, it is frequently used in implant and dental veneer treatments.
    • The application method is the same as the dental implant.
    • Discoloration and wear do not occur in zirconium materials. It does not have any harmful effect on the body.

    What are the Advantages of Implant Treatments?

    Oral and dental health of people is important in many aspects. Ignoring possible dental problems without preventing them may cause visual and hereditary problems. The advantages of implant treatment, which is important for oral health, which directly affects the daily life of the person, are as follows:

    • Lost teeth can be regained with the implant method.
    • If there is a missing tooth or damaged tooth root in the mouth, it can be healed with an implant.
    • Implant applications with natural tooth color do not attract attention. It is a permanent process. It has no side effects. It can be used for life.
    • Interdental spaces that occur with tooth extraction are eliminated with implant treatment.
    • It emerges as an advantageous technique for patients with aesthetic concerns and needs are met at the maximum level.

    People sometimes compare bridge treatment and implant treatment. At this point, implant treatment is always seen as advantageous. In bridge treatments, material losses also occur with the cutting of the teeth. In bridge treatment, which is seen as a more painful process, reduction processes are applied.

    Implant treatment  is a dental prosthesis and provides maximum satisfaction. It is a harmless treatment applied with advanced technology and without tooth loss.

    In Which Situations Implants Cannot Be Made?

    Cases in which implants will not be made depend on many factors such as the patient’s jaw structure and the suitability during the examination.

    • If the patient has a fear of the dentist, the physician may decide that he is not suitable for the operation, taking into account the patient’s condition.
    • The patient’s jaw structure is not suitable for the implant procedure and there is a possibility that the operation will not be completed successfully. (The absence of a gap between the teeth for the operation to take place).
    • If the patient has diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases, the situation is evaluated by the physician.
    • The patient has a blood problem and the blood cannot be stopped.
    • The implant is not applied in cases where alcohol or other prohibited substances are used.
    • Implant treatment process  is not preferred because it carries risks in pregnant women. Pregnancy must be terminated for this procedure.

    Points to Consider for Implant Care [2]

    Before moving on to the questions you might be wondering, let’s finally give you some information about the points to be considered in implant care.

    Dental implants allow your mouth to regain its normal functions, as well as provide you with a confident smile. Modern implants look and feel like natural, healthy teeth.

    However, just like natural teeth, regular maintenance and cleaning is necessary to preserve the appearance and function of dental implants. If you neglect the care of your implants and your oral hygiene, you will also give the opportunity to possible tooth and gum problems. So, what should we pay attention to for dental implant care? Let’s look at the item.

    1. Be Wary of Hard, Sticky and Hot Foods

    Hard, extremely hot or sticky foods can damage your implant. You need to be much more careful when consuming such foods. Let’s add a few examples for such foods right below.

    • Hard Chips
    • Nuts
    • dried fruits
    • Apples and similar hard fruits
    • hard candies
    • Caramels
    • Hard vegetables like carrots
    1. Not Using Abrasive Products Too Often

    After you have your implants made, you need to carefully choose the oral care products you will use. Instead of toothpastes and mouthwashes that have a high abrasive effect, you should prefer more sensitive products. For this, there will be toothpastes and mouthwashes recommended by your doctor. We recommend that you follow your doctor’s advice.

    1. The brush you choose should be soft

    After getting an implant, you may also need to change your brush preferences. Choose toothbrushes with flexible and soft bristles as much as possible. Brushes with stiff bristles can scratch the surfaces of your dental implants.

    1. Taking Care of Flossing

    In fact, it should not be separated as implant care. Because the use of dental floss is also a very important point for natural teeth. If you have a dental implant, flossing becomes a little more important. The biggest reason for this is the easy accumulation of plaques around the implant, which can cause problems in oral hygiene. You can clean these residues by using dental floss.

    1. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

    Alcohol and cigarette use cause damage to natural teeth over time. The same is true for implants. It has also been observed that drinking alcohol affects the healing process of dental implants.

    1. Visit Your Dentist Regularly

    Let us remind you that you should visit your dentist regularly for your general oral health and implants checks. It is also very important to follow your doctor’s recommendations and directions here.

    Questions You May Ask?

    Can Implants Be Made at a Young Age?

    Implant teeth for young people  can be applied at the age when bone development is completed in case of force majeure. It  can reach the age of 18  . Although rare, some young people  can reach the age of 20 when their bones are completed.

    • Loss of function of the tooth root due to a problem in the gums in the mouth,
    • Insufficient basis for applying prosthesis or alternative treatment methods,
    • The jaw structure allows to apply this treatment,

    In such cases,  it can be applied to people over the age of 18  . Since the development of teeth in young women is completed at an earlier age than in men,  implant treatment can be performed at the age of 16  on average.

    Is Implant Treatment Risky?

    Implant treatment is not considered among risky applications. However, as in every surgical application,  implant  should be applied after the patient’s general condition and medical health history are well evaluated. The condition of the nerves is taken into account by obtaining previous dental records and current dental images.

    • During the procedure, injuries to the nerves and bleeding may occur. For this reason, it is necessary to evaluate the anatomy of the mouth first.
    • Apart from this, light bleeding, whining and pain may occur during the healing process after the procedure.

    How Much Are Implant Fees?

    Implant prices  may vary depending on various situations.

    • The experience of the physician who will perform the application and the price range determined by him,
    • Since the materials to be used during the implant are industrial materials, the production price,
    • The condition of the teeth and how long the operation will take,
    • How many teeth will be implanted,

    situations are taken into account.

    Are There Any Side Effects of the Implant?

    Implants  have no side effects. It does not cause any negative situation for the body, except for the pain experienced during the healing process and after the procedure.

    There are no known cases in this regard. It is not possible for the implant to be rejected or dropped by the body. However, it takes a certain time to get used to the material placed in the bone with surgical intervention.

    Implant treatment takes an average of  1-2.5 hours . Most of the time, there is no need for a second operation after the operation. The physician may call the patient for a check-up after a week or so.

    Can a Dental Implant Be Made in One Day?

    The condition of the bone after tooth extraction is very important. If the bone can hold tight enough when the implant is screwed in, the temporary teeth can be fitted in one day. They can use these teeth during the recovery period without removing them from their mouths. In other words, our patient is not left without teeth in any way.

    In one day,  he gets his fixed teeth with an implant. If the bone does not provide sufficient resistance, then  we make a temporary removable prosthesis for our patient  . He can use it in his normal life to remove it at night, like a removable prosthesis with a removable prosthesis.

    Can Implant Be Made Without Using Bone Powder?

    When the bone structure of the patient is examined by tomography, there is no need to apply bone powder if there is sufficient thickness and height. In this case, a standard  dental implant  application is performed. If the tooth has been extracted before and the bone tissue around it has thinned and lost its height,  standard implant  application cannot be done in a single session and bone powder application is required. These bone powder applications can be made with several different techniques.

    Since there is a lot of bone loss in the areas we call the sinus area,  we perform the procedure we call Sinus Lifting  . Implant can be applied in the same session with bone powder, or  dental implant can be  applied  5-6 months  after  the bone powder application  . In other words,  implants can be made without applying bone powder . However, for this, the patient must have sufficient bone tissue.

    Is Implant Treatment a Painful Procedure?

    Many people in our society have a dental chair phobia. In fact, the main factor in the formation of this phobia  is whether our patients will feel pain during the treatment in the dentist’s  chair.

    Therefore,  whether pain will occur during implant applications  is one of the frequently asked questions. First of all,  dental implant  applications are not very big operations as feared. It takes about 10-15 minutes to apply one dental implant.

    Since we apply local anesthesia to our patients before the procedure, the area completely matches. The procedure ends very comfortably without pain.

    Is It Toothless Until Implant Is Made?

    One of the most important issues for patients during the treatment is how long they will be toothless after the implant operation until the permanent teeth are made. As is known, after the implant operation,  it is expected that the implant will fuse with the bone for at least 3 months  . During this time, we call the prostheses we make for our patients  temporary prostheses  . Temporary prostheses can be made in two different ways, depending on the bone condition and the application technique of the implants.

    One is prostheses that fixed patients cannot remove themselves. The other is the prosthesis that our patients can wear and remove daily.

    After this 3-month healing process, fixed or mobile permanent prostheses are made, which also changes according to the implant technique. Within all this information, our patients are not left without teeth at any stage during the implant treatment process. They can continue their lives with permanent or temporary prostheses.

    What Should We Do If Our Implant Drops?

    If you think your implant has fallen out, you should first contact your dentist. Because it is not very likely that an implant that is fully fused to the bones will come out of the bone and come out of the mouth. However, the spacers that we glued or screwed on the implant are more likely to come off. First of all, we recommend that our patients apply to the dentist to find out which part has come out, without panic or stress.

    It is very unlikely that an implant that is fully fused with the bone will come out of the bone, but it is a common situation. In such a situation, the patient’s x-ray and tomography are examined again. If there is enough bone tissue at the end of these examinations, the implant operation is renewed. However, if there is not enough bone tissue, the bone powder process is performed and the implant process is renewed.


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