In what cases can the implant be made?
- It should not be forgotten that we have an organ that not only chews but also affects our appearance and even our personal charisma.
- Implant can be applied in cases of single tooth deficiency, multiple teeth deficiency and complete toothlessness.
Who Can Implant Treatment Be Applied?
- individuals with normal wound healing to individuals who can provide oral hygiene
- Good oral hygiene with sufficient or sufficient amount of potential healthy bone structure can be reached to individuals,
- An implant can be applied to anyone who does not have systemic diseases (diabetes, severe bone resorption, etc.) that are inconvenient for implant construction.
Who Can Implant Treatment Be Applied?
- Implant is robust, comfortable and reliable. Prosthetics on implants form the most natural structure when replacing real teeth. In the process of completing the missing teeth, healthy teeth will not be touched. It is of course a very important advantage that our healthy teeth are not cut to make a denture. In addition, implants have a longer life than other prosthetic options.
- Patients who have lost their chance of using a fixed prosthesis due to tooth deficiencies or who do not stop their total prostheses in their mouths due to bone resorption will be the first implanted alternative implant therapy.
- The prolonged human life, depending on the development of living standards, has made many of us in demand for a certain life comfort in advanced ages. Moving (removable) prostheses are not something that any of us would like again from a young age. At this point, the implants offer us a great treatment alternative.
What is Oral Implantology?
- Implants are screw, pin, and plates made of porcelain which have no side effect on the host and function as natural teeth following the completion of their fusion with the bone tissue. Implants appear just like your natural teeth and display a natural function.
- Implants have a history as old as humanity. In various levels of human development, people have mounted pieces onto their jaw bones in order to compensate for their lost teeth. Currently, titanium is the most commonly used implant material. It has a perfect compliance with the living tissues which has been used successfully for centuries in service of many fields of medicine. Titanium, shaped as a root, cylinder, or a screw, is prepared by being processed with special procedures.
- Maxillofacial osteoporosis, physiologically occurring as a result of tooth loss or resulting traumas, causes a reduction in the elevation and volume of the jaw bone. As a result, the prosthesis to be applied can not function completely and leads to inevitable problems in mastication and speech
What are our treatment goals?
- Implantation of all kinds of toothlessness and incomplete functions with implants and implants supported by them.
- Elimination of single tooth defect without touching adjacent solid teeth.
- Elimination of more than one tooth deficiency by using fixed bridges with the help of implants instead of removable dentures.
- In case of complete toothlessness, It is not possible to make fixed dentures instead of removable dentures (palate).
Can the implant be applied at any age?
- Yes. Only young people need to complete bone development. This occurs in girls 16-17, in males until 18 years of age.
- There is no upper age limit for adults. General health condition can be applied to people of all ages. Older people need more dental implants because they have lost more teeth and melts in the jaw bones.
Are all implants successful?
There are many variables to be considered in the success of implants. the patient’s general and dental health. There must be adequate healing potential present in the patient and a proper diagnosis, implant placement and implant prosthetics must be made by the dentist.
Besides appropriate surgery and appropriate prosthesis should be maintened by the physician.if the patient is a heavy smoker or an excessive alcoholic drink consumer, the success of the implant(s) will be effected.
Will implants last a lifetime?
Many people have their implants in their mouths for more than thirty years. The average expectancy is less and varies based upon numerous variables, such as the general health of the individual and proper maintenance of the implants.
As with any other medical intervention, in principle, giving a lifetime warranty may vary according to implant success. (%90-%100)
In cases where implant cannot be made;
- Implant may be inconvenient due to some physical discomfort or obstacles.
- These are:
- Severe bone resorption,
- Important heart disorders,
- Blood coagulation disorders,
- Rheumatic diseases,
- Overfond and similar conditions,
- In patients with diabetes; non-controlled and non-regular diabetes,
- The bone structure of the jaw is inappropriate, insufficient or anatomically risky,
- The patient is not susceptible to surgical procedures (excessive fear, anxiety),
- The patient’s financial condition is not good (expensive procedure),
- The patient’s oral post-implant hygiene (oral cleansing).
- If the treatment fails?
- The implant can be removed with a very simple intervention and the site heals itself.
Are implants rejected by the body?
Implants are made of biologically compatible materials which have undergone extensive testing over a period of several years.
Since these materials are largely metals, such as titanium, and have never been living tissue, there is no likelihood of causing an antigen-antibody response which could cause rejection, similar to that which sometimes occurs with heart and kidney transplants.
Is there a risk of cancer?
There is no instance reported in dental or medical literature of dental implants being the cause of a cancer
Are dental implants used for cosmeIc purposes?
The primary objective of dental implants is to give additional support to replace teeth. Cosmetic enhancement is possible with replacement teeth.
Is warranty available?
Scientific studies have shown that implant success varies between 90-100%. However, as with any medical intervention, it is not possible to guarantee implants.
However, the conditions necessary to increase the success of treatment in our clinic are piece together with utmost care.
What are our main criteria that determine our treatment success?
- First, case selection or correct indication is the first condition for the success of treatment,
- Proper prosthetic planning,
- Suitability of clinical conditions (availability of necessary surgical equipment and sterilization conditions),
- Demonstration of adequate surgical skills,
- Choice of implant-proven implant brands depending on years and many cases and maintaining the same care and skill while performing the superstructure (prosthesis over the implant) are the main criteria that keep our treatment success high.
Implant treatment is an expensive practice?
The implant applications require a series of complex and long-term operations. They therefore require a higher cost of routine dental services. In contrast, a study conducted at the completion of implant treatment in patients and that they receive the necessary return on investment they make patients stated that they would make the same thing again.
Will I have any discomfort during or after the operation?
The operation can be performed with local anesthesia and sedation without any pain or discomfort. General anesthesia can be applied when necessary. There may be a slight pain or swelling that can be heard after any tooth extraction after the operation. These can be easily removed with painkillers and necessary precautions.
How long does the placement operation and the completion of the dentures take?
The duration of the surgery may vary between half and hour to a few hours depending on the number of implants to be placed and the conditions of the patient. After the operation, there is a waiting period of 3 to 6 months to allow the implant to fuse to the bone (osteointegration). After that, the dentures are placed onto these implants with a procedure that lasts a few sessions.
Another option is active surface implants that can be applied with a small cost difference.
These new types of implants, which reduce the osseointegration time to 2 weeks and thus allow the production of prosthesis in much shorter periods, may be preferred depending on the time limitation of our patients.
In some cases where appropriate conditions are ensured, the dentures can be placed without having to wait.
These dentures where all the facilities of the contemporary dentistry are engineering marvels.