What is Implant Treatment?

Implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone to fix the prostheses. Thanks to the implant dental treatment method, the missing teeth of the patients are successfully completed. The main reason for choosing screw shaped implants, which are generally made of titanium, is that they are long-lasting and suitable for human biology.

Dental implant treatment, which is included in smile aesthetics applications, can be applied simultaneously with other treatment methods such as filling and canal. Dental implants both increase the quality of life in terms of oral health and provide a more aesthetic physical appearance. For this reason, it is a treatment frequently preferred by people with missing teeth or teeth.

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There are some variables that are effective in determining implant treatment prices. First of all, there are important differences between performing the treatment in private hospitals or clinics and public hospitals. The fee of the chosen dentist, the province where the application will be made, the general oral health of the patient, the shape of the prosthesis and whether the implant is local or imported is also very effective.

In addition to all these, the cost of the treatment also varies according to the number and qualities of the dental implant to be installed. The unit price of implants varies between 1,500 TL and 4,500 TL.

In order to determine an exact fee to cover the entire treatment, it is necessary to pass the examination of the selected dentist. Dental implant treatment is not covered by SGK.

In order to perform implant treatment, the suitability of this treatment for the patient should be checked first. Since the implant screws have a certain length and thickness, the area to be applied should be wide enough to fit the screws. The durability of the jawbone and the health of the gums also play a decisive role. As a result of the examination by a specialist dentist and x-ray, it is understood whether the patient is suitable for treatment.

After the patient decides to undergo treatment, the jawbone and the teeth he has are measured. Dental implant operation is performed in this section, which covers the first stage of the treatment. Sedation or local anesthesia is usually applied depending on the patient's condition. After the anesthesia shows its effect, holes are drilled in the necessary places of the jawbone using implant tools and the appropriate size screw is placed. Afterwards, the implant is fixed by attaching a piece named "abutment".

After the implant is installed, a temporary cap can be worn as the dentist sees appropriate or the area can be covered with gums. In order for the prosthesis to be attached, the implant should be expected to integrate with the bone and the area to heal. In this process, the dental implant fully attaches to the jawbone and replaces the real tooth root.

The question of how long it takes to implant implants is a frequently asked and curious issue. This period varies according to each patient's own treatment. Because the number of implants to be applied and the general oral health of the patient are decisive factors. Accordingly, operations are usually completed within half an hour or 1-2 hours at most.

If a permanent prosthesis is to be applied to the patient, the condition of the mouth and teeth is observed after the implant, and the prostheses are attached within 1 to 3 months and the treatment is completed. The healing period of dental implants is usually 3 months for the lower jaw and 6 months for the upper jaw.
Since dental implant treatment concerns the jaw and bone structure, it is suitable for adults who have completed their physical development. It is not recommended for patients under the age of 18 because the facial and jaw structures are not fully mature yet. Besides, there is no upper age limit for implant treatment. If the patient's gums and jaw bones are in sufficient health, treatment can be applied. Finally, the general health condition of the patient must be appropriate and anesthetized.
During implant treatment, the patient does not feel any pain as it is under the influence of anesthesia. After the application is completed and the anesthetic effect has passed, a certain amount of pain is felt. However, this pain is usually as much as the pain felt after tooth extraction. For this, it will be sufficient to use painkillers prescribed by the doctor. "How long does post-implant pain last?" The answer to the question is a maximum of a few days after the operation.

  • It is a long-lasting and safe solution,
  • Increases the durability of prostheses,
  • A realistic appearance is obtained,
  • It fits with the original teeth,
  • Increases smile aesthetics and therefore self-confidence,
  • Decreases bone resorption in the area,
  • Increases comfort in biting, chewing and eating.

Dental and oral health is very important and much more care should be taken after the implant is applied. After dental implant treatment, teeth should be brushed twice a day and an interface brush should also be used. The spaces between the implant and surrounding teeth can only be reached with interface brushes. It is recommended to use dental floss regularly, mouth rinse and mouthwash. Smoking should be avoided as it harms the teeth.
Implant treatment has not been observed to cause any harm to oral health. Biocompatible materials such as titanium and zirconium are used in the production of implant screws. These substances also do not cause an allergic reaction or similar side effects. However, there may be some factors that may prevent the choice of implant treatment.

Implant treatment with laser is a newer method and is applied by specialist dentists in some clinics. A dental implant made using a laser is called minimal vasiv. In order for this method to be applied, the bone volume must be of sufficient density.

3D computer tomography is performed to decide the suitability of the laser-assisted implant. In this way, information about the thickness and width of the bone tissue is obtained. During the operation, the area to be implanted is opened with a laser. After reaching the bone tissue, which is the hardest part, a drill is opened in size to fit the implant and a screw is inserted into it.

The advantage of laser-assisted dental implant treatment is that tissues heal faster and there is no pain after the operation.

Written on 01/08/2019

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Last Update: 22/04/2021

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