Dental Treatments
We call you

Implant Treatment

Despite advancements in dental techniques, tooth loss brought on by a variety of reasons, most notably tooth rot, cannot be entirely avoided. Although protecting natural teeth from tooth decay and other dental issues is always a dentist's primary aim, tooth extraction is occasionally inevitable.

After tooth extraction, tooth deficiencies can develop into a problem that lessens a person's comfort in terms of both oral and dental health as well as appearance. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, implant treatment stands out as a more aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting alternative to prosthesis and bridge treatments when it comes to addressing tooth defects.

What is Implant Treatment?

Implant treatment is basically a dental procedure applied to complete the missing teeth or deficiencies in the mouth of individuals. In this context, the material, which is usually in the form of a screw and will act as the root of the tooth, is placed in the jaw. Most of the time, tooth deficiency or deficiencies are corrected by placing dental prostheses on screw-shaped roots made of titanium.

How Is Implant Treatment Performed?

Since the implant treatment is performed under local or general anesthesia, pain is not felt during the application. The area where the implant will be placed is examined through scans and x-rays. The bone around the implant placed in the jawbone in the area of ​​​​tooth deficiency grows in an average of a few months and stabilizes the placed implant. After the mold is taken from the mouth, the prepared artificial tooth or teeth are fixed to the artificial tooth root by screwing or sticking.

An implant placed in the jawbone typically needs three to six months to bond to the jawbone. It is important that the implant and jawbone align and fuse during this time, and that the implant secured in the jawbone adheres to the jawbone. The ability to act as a natural tooth root is not achievable otherwise. Depending on the patient's bone structure, this time frame may vary.

The height and thickness of the bone to which the implant will be placed should first be increased with bone powder supplementation if the patient does not already have strong bone structure and healthy gums, which are the two criteria that are most crucial for implant treatment. It usually takes 6 months for the bone powder to replace the lost bone in the application region and, as a result, for the bone to get strong enough to sustain implants.

Who is Implant Treatment Applied to?

Implant treatment;

  • Completed chin and face development,
  • Over 18 years old,
  • Missing at least one tooth,
  • The mouth tissue is healthy and the jaw structure is suitable for implant treatment,
  • It can be applied to people who do not have any health problems that can prevent or delay bone healing.

However, the decision of suitability for implant treatment should be made individually after the evaluations made for each patient.

Healing Process After Implant Treatment

Food and drink should not be consumed for the first 2 hours following the implant treatment. Care should be taken to consume soft and cold foods for the first 24 hours after the implant treatment, and to avoid hot foods and beverages during the first week.

In order for the healing process to start quickly and progress in a healthy way, it is important not to rinse the mouth and not to spit in the first 24 hours. On the day of the implant procedure, teeth should not be brushed and mouthwash should not be used.

Another point to be considered after implant treatment is that alcohol should not be consumed for the first 24 hours. It is recommended not to smoke cigarettes until the healing process is complete. Regular use of drugs prescribed by the dentist should not be neglected. Swelling may occur in the under-eye and cheek area for a few days following the treatment. Applying ice to the area on the day of the implant treatment and sleeping with the head above the heart level for the first 2 days can accelerate the process of swelling to go down.

Call Now WhatsApp