What Is An Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the missing teeth and serves as an artificial root. The reason it is frequently preferred in recent years is because it can be used during the whole lifetime. The teeth that will best fit the patient will be made with prostheses such as crowns and bridges which are placed on the screws which will be inserted into the jawbone.

Dental Implant Surgery and Surgery Process

Dental Implant Surgery and Surgery Process may vary from patient to patient. Dental implants are used to replace the missing teeth in the mouth.

The treatment can also be defined as artificial tooth roots usually produced from titanium or titanium compounds.

Dental Implant Surgery

One of our specialist doctors will evaluate your general state of health before the dental implant surgery. In particular, a dentist should perform a detailed oral examination. We will take 3-D radiographic images and evaluate whether jawbone is fit for the implant.

After the planning phase, local anesthesia is performed. Sockets are  opened in the required dimensions in the jawbone to insert the implants. Implants are inserted in these sockets and then sutures are placed. Although it varies from person to person, the sutures are usually removed within a week and the necessary controls are made.

The Process For Dental Implant Surgery

By means of dental implant surgery, dental prosthesis can be used in patients who do not have enough teeth to support the prosthesis. Fixed prostheses are used in the patients in this procedure.

Adjacent teeth are cut and a dental bridge is made. Dental implant surgery ensures to replace all missing teeth without needing to cut the adjacent teeth.

Dental implant surgery is the healtiest treatment for patients who use removable prosthesis which is not fixed properly due to lack of sufficient jawbone. Dental implant surgery is the most preferred current treatment for missing tooth.

After Implant Surgery

You may have some swelling and pain after the effect of local anesthesia subsides. You need to apply cold packs for the first 24 hours in order to prevent any pain and swelling.

In addition, you may take painkillers under the direction of the dentist to suppress the pain.

Implants can be used for a lifetime. Although it is a little more costlier than other dental treatments, it is preferred due to the fact that it can be used for a lifetime. However, you need to have good oral and dental care regularly for healthy use.

You may return to your daily life after dental implant surgery. Do not forget to ask your dentist about the hot and cold foods that you should or should not consume for a few days.

It will be better to consume soft and lukewarm foods for the first few days. Afterwards, you can quickly return to your daily life and you will not have any problem in eating and drinking whatever you want.

The healing of the sutures during the dental implant surgery process may vary from person to person. Please comply with the recommendations of your dentist during the healing process.

When Do You Need A Dental Implant Surgery?

If you are missing your back molars, then dental implants are used instead of removable prosthesis.

People who have no teeth on their lower and upper jaws can benefit from dental implant surgery.

In case where the patient cannot use the prosthesis due to excessive bone loss, the prosthesis is placed on the implants to increase the degree of retention.

Dental implants are also used in the loss of a single tooth, in order to avoid the need for any reduction of the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth. Implants will last longer, will be healthier and the teeth will have natural appearance if they are applied veneers.

Who Can Use Dental Implants?

Necessary controls will be carried out for the patients before the implant surgery. If the patient does not have a systemic disease to prevent this dental surgery, then the procedure is initiated quickly. The dentist has to know the patient’s health history in detail to achieve the best result.

What Is The Age Limit For Dental Implant Surgery?

Bone development should be completed to have dental implant surgery. The average age for completion of bone development is 16 years for women and 18 years for men. People over these ages may have dental implant surgery, if they do not have any serious health problems. Dental implant surgery does not pose any risks for older people. No upper age age limit has been determined for this surgery.

What Is Stitchless (Flapless) Dental Implant Surgery?

The dental implant procedure without cutting the gums and stitching is called flapless implant surgery. The recovery of the patient is faster in this type of procedure. Since the soft tissues remain undamaged in this type of dental implant surgery, the recovery is faster and more comfortably.

However, flapless implant surgery may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, your dentist should decide on the best treatment that is suitable for you.

What Is the Rate of Failure in Dental Implants?

A 10-year research on dental implant surgery shows that only 5-10% of dental implants fail.

However, the skill set of the dentist should also be taken into account, so that the treatment can be applied in a better and more comfortable way. In addition, if the patient has diabetes or other systemic diseases, this should be discussed in length in terms of how the procedure may result in.

FAQ

Almost every person who has a complaint of tooth loss is suitable for a dental implant treatment. However, a specialist physician should examine you to confirm whether there is any medical impediment for the treatment.

Bone development should be completed to have dental implant surgery. The average age for completion of bone development is 16 years for women and 18 years for men.

Contrary to popular belief, this procedure performed under local anesthesia causes as much pain as a standard tooth extraction.

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