Implantology

Implantology

Can implantation be performed on every patient?

Firstly, the jawbone in the area where the implant is to be placed should have the ideal height and width. The quality of the bone affects the success of the implant. There is no age limit for applying implants for adults. Thanks to today's technology, anyone who is in good health can prefer implant treatment.

Will there be pain during and after the implant?

Implant surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia depending on the choice of the dentist and the patient. As with all surgical interventions, the patient might feel a little pain. Anesthesia and sedation minimize the discomfort that may occur during surgery. A pain similar to the pain after a tooth extraction may also occur after the operation.

How long does it take to complete the implant surgery and prosthesis?

The duration of surgery may vary from half an hour to a couple of hours. After the surgery, the implant and the jawbone are allowed to merge for a while. If necessary, a temporary prosthesis may be prepared for the patient. Later, depending on the case, prostheses are made on the implant in a couple of sessions. In some appropriate conditions, the prosthesis can be made on the same day as the implant surgery.

What are the benefits of implant treatment?

After implantation the patient gets a more aesthetic and natural appearance, as well as a restoration with good retention. When the teeth are pulled out, there is a loss of bone over time in the areas where the teeth were present. Depending on bone loss, there might be changes in the structure of the face. Implant treatment prevents bone loss and improves chewing function, ensuring better and balanced nutrition.

What are the success factors of the implant surgery?

Oral health and hygiene before and after implantation, abstaining from alcohol and smoking during recovery period, general health status, applying the implant in a sterile environment and correct indication by an oral surgeon improves the success of treatment.

How should I maintain my implants after the operation?

After the operation, it is recommended to receive professional care every 3-4 months during the first year, and every 6 months in the following years.

Is anyone suitable to get implants?

For implant surgery, the patient's jawbone must be appropriate. In today's technology, the missing bone can be completed with new technics and materials. So, patients can have the comfort of natural teeth.

How is the implant applied?

Dental implants are titanium alloy artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone to provide the ideal form, function, and aesthetic to save the patient from toothlessness. The implants selected to ideally suit the jawbone are placed under local or general anesthesia, avoiding pain completely. The dentist will give advice and ask the patient to come in for a follow-up a week later.