Implant Treatment

Implant Treatment

Implant dental treatment is a method for removing the cavity that occurs in the mouth due to tooth loss with screws made of titanium fixed to the jawbone or titanium components that adapt to the human body. Titanium screws placed in the gap caused by tooth loss function as tooth root. In this way, it is possible to fix the dental prosthesis on the screw. As a result of this treatment, the implant tooth root and the dental prosthesis fixed on it look like the patient's own natural tooth and all the functions that a natural tooth would fulfill are provided.

The reason why titanium screws are preferred in implant treatment is that titanium is a material that does not interact with body tissues. Likewise, treatment has many advantages of its own. The most important among these is that the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are not damaged during the implant treatment process. The fact that the neighboring teeth do not need to be cut, that is, healthy teeth are not touched, is one of the most important reasons why the treatment is preferred so often.

In which cases can implant treatment be applied?

  • If the patient does not have any diabetes or heart disease that prevents recovery,
  • If the patient has completed bone development,
  • If there is no pregnancy condition or suspicion,
  • If the patient does not smoke heavily,
  • If the use of alcohol, drugs and similar substances is not in question,
  • If radiotherapy was not applied to the head and neck region of the patients,
  • If there are no diseases that cause high blood pressure, hemophilia and similar immune system deficiency,
  • If the patient does not need to use corticosteroids or some drugs that suppress the immune system,

Implant dental treatment can be applied with the expected success rate. Therefore, it should be decided by the dentist as a result of the necessary controls whether the treatment will be applied or not.

Is implant treatment required for every lost tooth?

Implant is a treatment method recommended by dentists in terms of replacing each lost tooth and compensating for the gap created by the missing tooth. If there is more than one tooth loss in the patient's oral history, the dentist may prefer to place more than one implant and apply a bridge prosthesis after providing the necessary controls. After the examination, it is evaluated whether more than one implant should be applied.

What are the advantages of implant dental treatment?

  • As a result of implant treatment, the patient can get rid of aesthetic concerns while regaining oral health.
  • By closing the gap caused by tooth loss, the neighboring teeth can be prevented from shifting towards the missing tooth and forming deformities.
  • Bone loss that may occur due to missing teeth can also be prevented by treatment.
  • After the treatment, no change is observed in the patient's biting, chewing or speaking habits.
  • Slipping, falling and similar undesirable situations do not occur in the implant and the dental prosthesis fixed on it.
  • Implants made using a highly durable material can provide long-term or even lifetime use if properly cared for.

How Is Implant Treatment Performed?

First, the mouth area is anesthetized with local anesthesia. According to the results of x-ray or tomography taken before the application, the appropriate area in the jawbone is prepared and the implant is placed. It is of great importance that the implant placed at this stage fuses with the jawbone. Progressive procedures vary depending on whether the treatment is applied as a single-stage or two-stage treatment. In the one-stage treatment type, a temporary cap is applied after the implant is placed. In the two-stage treatment, the implant is covered with the gingiva and the healing period begins, which varies between 2 and 6 months. In some cases, dentures may be placed immediately. In both cases, consumption of non-hard foods and similar recommendations are shared with the patient by the physician during the healing process.

The duration of the healing process may vary depending on the type of operation performed, the age and general health of the patient, whether there is bone deficiency or whether it is applied to the lower or upper jaw.

What should be considered after the treatment?

Some swelling and edema may occur after implant surgery. In order to reduce these and similar undesirable side effects, it may be necessary to apply cold compresses to the treated area at the frequencies specified by your doctor. In the same way, regular use of the drugs given by your dentist accelerates the healing process. Low-dose laser application is also among the factors that positively affect the healing process.

It is necessary to give great importance to oral care after the application. If the application was unsuccessful, the biggest reason for this may be that oral hygiene is not provided under adequate conditions. Just like with natural teeth, it is necessary to brush the treated area at regular intervals. In addition to brushing, flossing and mouthwash should be added to the oral care routine. In this way, an effective fight is given against the bacteria that occur in the mouth.

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