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What is an implant?

The implant is a screw-shaped artificial tooth root made of titanium that is compatible with the tissues placed in the jawbone to restore the function and aesthetics of missing teeth.

Since the implant operation is performed under local anesthesia, there is no pain. If you take your medications regularly and take your doctor’s advice into consideration during the recovery process, you can get through this phase without any problems.

It is possible to start the prosthesis to be applied to the superstructure of the implants two to six months after the surgical procedure. There are some factors that shorten/extend this period.

Bone development must be completed. This occurs until the age of 16-17 in girls and 18 in boys. There is no upper age limit for adults. It can be applied to people of all ages with suitable general health conditions.

For the success of implants, good general health, correct diagnosis, and proper cleaning and oral care are required. Appropriate surgery and appropriate prosthesis must be made by the physician. Additionally, too much smoking and excessive alcohol consumption negatively affect success.

Implant application is the treatment option with the best long-term success in addition to dental treatments. While the majority of implants can be used for a lifetime, some of them may be lost due to reasons such as jaw bone melting, soft tissue problems, not going to regular dentist check-ups, neglecting oral care, and diabetes.

How is an Implant Performed?

Dental implants are placed in the jawbone by dentists through a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia in sterile environments. After this procedure, within approximately two to six months, the implant completely adheres to the jawbone and becomes capable of completely supporting the prosthesis to be applied on it.
In some cases, implant surgery can be performed under general anesthesia. In order for implant application to be performed, there must first be sufficient bone structure to support the implant and the gums must be healthy. In cases where these are not available, implant application is performed with advanced surgical procedures and the success rate is very high.

In Which Situations Is Implant Applied?

In cases where there is a missing tooth, if we do not want the teeth next to the gap to be treated, an implant is made to replace the missing tooth and teeth.
In patients using a full denture (palate), the patient cannot eat or speak comfortably if the prosthesis is not stable in the mouth. In this case, the prosthesis is fixed with implants placed in the jawbone, making it more stable and increasing the comfort of the patient.
Patients who have no teeth or have lost the majority of their teeth must use removable, removable dentures. However, there is an implant option for our patients who do not want to use a removable prosthesis and want to use a fixed prosthesis.

Do Implants Have a Warranty?

Implants consist of three parts.

  • Infrastructure (Titanium placed inside the jawbone)
  • Superstructure (Abutment)
  • Internal screw connecting the lower and upper structure

These parts of the implant provide a lifetime warranty against breakage. Gum diseases that cause loss of healthy teeth and jaw bone resorption or implant losses due to this are excluded from the scope of this warranty.

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