What is an implant?
Implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium in the form of a tooth root and placed in the jawbone with a small operation.
Titanium is a tissue-friendly material. It forms a special bond with the bone and attaches to the cell where it is placed. When this adherence is completed (2–6 months), the process of preparing the prosthesis, which we call superstructure, is started. Today, implants are arguably the best alternative to natural teeth. .
In which situations is an implant performed?
Total dentures are no longer the only chance of toothless mouths. Implants placed on the jawbone and prostheses prepared with the support of these teeth now give patients the feeling that they are chewing with their own teeth and are therefore often preferred.
Can each patient be implanted?
In the area where the implant will be placed, the jawbone must have the height and width to accept the implant. The quality of the present bone is one of the factors affecting the success of the implant. Bone development must be completed in young people. There is no upper age limit for adults. Anyone who has good general health can be implanted. Hygiene is also important in implant applications. Therefore, paying attention to oral care of the person to be implanted plays an important role in the success of the implant.
How long does it take to implant and complete the prosthesis?
Operation time may vary from half an hour to several hours depending on the number of implants and the condition of the patient. After the operation, the osteointegration of the implant and the jawbone is waited for approximately 2-6 months. If necessary, a temporary prosthesis may be used during this period. Then, depending on the nature of the case, an implant lasts several sessions and your prosthesis is implanted.