Candidates

Dental implants are a long-term solution for people who want replace their missing teeth. Because of its durability and attachment to the jawbone, a dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care, as opposed to other tooth replacement options that can wear out over time.

If you have one or more missing teeth, if you have a jawbone that’s reached full growth, also if you don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing and you are unable to wear dentures, dental implants may be right for you.

Procedure

Treatment and Planning

Planning is very important in the implant treatment. During the treatment, a detailed oral therapy is required, the link between lower and upper jaw bone and the state of gums should be examined and existing teeth should be analyzed. In the treatment planning, measurement of number of bones is very important for the success of implants. As a result of this analysis, dentist decides the treatment method and starts the treatment with a minimum mistake. Implant treatment is not performed on patients with advanced and uncontrolled systemic disorders. Since they are applied in place of tooth roots, implants adapt to the tissue and do not cause allergic or toxic problems.

Placements of Implants

Correct planning is one of the most important stages of the treatment. An implant treatment is performed through local anesthesia under hygienic conditions with a specialized and experienced team. Except for special cases, general anesthesia or sedation could be used during long operations on patients who require tissue addition or have insufficient jawbone.

Application of Prostheses

After the operation, there is a waiting and recovery period for the union of implants over the bone surface. This period depends on bone structure of the patient and applied implants. When the treatment is completed, the upper structure is developed and temporary prostheses are applied for the continuity of functions and a good aesthetical look until the prostheses are developed.

After Surgery

Average surgical time required for one implant is 8-10 minutes. During the surgery, the patient does not feel any pain or ache. After the operation, the patient may feel slight acres for 1-2 days. In general, they do not cause intense pains. In most cases, the patient takes antibiotics and painkiller for 5 days. After 1 week, the sutures are removed. Average time required for recovery and permanent attachment with the bone is 2.5 months. During this period, we may prescribe temporary prostheses. Permanent prostheses are applied after this period. Application of prostheses is a sensitive process but does not cause any problem for the patient.