What is an implant?
Implant is a very important operation for both aesthetic and healthy mouth structure. Implant applied to patients who experience tooth loss due to various reasons is made of a material called titanium. The implant, which has small metal pieces in the form of a screw, replaces the root of the tooth. Its integration with the jaw can be considered as a reason for preference as it provides great comfort for patients who have lost their teeth. In addition, the teeth on the sides (if any) are absolutely not damaged in implant application. Methods applied to healthy teeth such as thinning, cutting, and rasping are not in question in implant production. Except for special cases (jaw bone structure not suitable, age of puberty), anyone can have an implant. It can be applied for one tooth loss or it can be applied to the area with more than one tooth cavity. There is no restriction on this matter.
Titanium is mostly used in implant construction. The most important reason for this is that titanium is compatible with the human body. Its ingredients are not affected by the liquids formed in the mouth. Therefore, adverse conditions such as inflammation and allergic reactions are not encountered. Symphysis time with the jawbone is shorter. It does not appear in the mouth as a disturbing foreign matter.
Considering all these positive results, it is very important to use titanium for the implant.
Can Anyone Have Implants?
People who experience the following situations can easily get the implant;
- People whose jaw bone development is completed and facial features are settled,
- Those who lost one or more teeth,
- People who need bridge treatment but do not want to intervene with their surrounding teeth,
- Those who lost all of their teeth as well as those who lost more than one tooth,
- Those who do not have gum disease,
- Have sufficient bone height,
- Those with suitable gingiva volume and quality,
- People who cannot use removable dental prostheses,
- Diabetes patients, patients with high blood pressure can have implants with the approval of their dentist.
In this application, age restriction starts with adulthood and there is no upper limit.
Implant prices can vary from person to person. As a matter of fact, factors such as the patient’s jaw structure, how many implants will be applied, whether there are different operations to undergo will cause the prices to vary.
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Eligibility for Implant:
- Implant is a gradual and process-requiring process. First of all, it should be examined and whether you are suitable for implant construction should be investigated. This can be understood when you have an x-ray taken during the examination.
- If your jaw structure is suitable and your jawbone is strong enough, you can move on to other stages without any problem. However, if your jawbone is too hard or too soft, this situation is tried to be fixed. It is brought to a normal level with reinforcing supplements.
- Apart from that, the fit of your jaw structure must be completed. Therefore, you must be at least 18 years old. In special cases, it can also be performed in persons under 18 years of age.
- Diabetes patients, cardiac and high blood pressure patients need to get doctor’s permission.
- Patients with a small amount of jawbone may not always get positive results, even if improvement is applied. As a matter of fact, the implant should be integrated with the bone under the jaw. This also differs from person to person and from body to body.
How is an implant made?
Local anesthesia is used in implant treatment. In other words, the area to be treated is anesthetized and treated. In the meantime, you will not feel any pain.
Before the operation, your doctor will make the necessary hygiene checks. Then, when you are ready to proceed, local anesthesia is applied to the area to be implanted. The numb area is intervened in a short time.
An incision is made in the tooth cavity, wide and deep enough for the implant to fit. The implant is then placed in this cavity and closed with stitches. This period does not last for hours. It takes up to 20 minutes depending on the speed of your dentist and the application of the procedure. As we mentioned before, pain is never felt during the procedures. The numbness in the mouth passes completely within 3-4 hours. After the procedure, pain reliever pills prescribed by your dentist are used despite the occurrence of pain.
After the implant is placed, the waiting phase is started. Stitches are removed within a few weeks. Your stitches are removed painlessly by going to the examination on the date given by your doctor. The period of integration with the bone can take up to 3 months. In some patients, it may be longer. Then, the porcelain teeth to be placed on the implant are passed. Porcelain teeth are placed on the implant after one week, together with stages such as measurement, tooth aesthetics, fixing of shape.
How Long Does An Implant Last?
This application is a special process that varies from person to person. Integration of the bone with the implant, possible inflammation in the mouth, infection, diabetes in the patient, and similar factors prolong the process. In some patients, it can be seen that the implant does not hold. Lack of jaw bone distance, worn palate, problems caused by diabetes can prevent integration with the bone. However, this situation is not common. Dentists minimize the risk of encountering this situation before treatment.
The duration of bone-implant integration in an average patient varies between 3 and 6 months. After this takes place, you will only have to wait for your porcelain teeth to come.
How is the implant removed?
Contrary to popular belief, removing the implant is not a difficult and troublesome procedure. It is as easy and painless as its construction. During the procedure, a simple method as tooth extraction is applied. The placed implant is removed by bringing together special tools and the skillful hands of your dentist. There will be a gap in place after removal. The area opened is closed again by stitches. No other action is taken until the healing process is over. The place may be sore for a few days after the implant is removed. If you use the pain medication prescribed by your dentist regularly, you will get over with the least trouble. A bit swelling on the face and a small amount of bruising in the chin area can be seen in some bodies. These are possible reactions.
There are situations that require removal of the implant. Some of these are:
- The implant cannot be placed in the root due to insufficient jaw bone,
- Not paying enough attention to cleaning teeth after the procedure,
- The quality of the material used is poor,
- Causes non-healing wounds,
- Unstoppable gum bleeding,
- The expiration of the implant lifetime, (some companies give a lifetime warranty, some offer a certain period.)
- Implantation without fitting on the jawbone, (we can say it is a factor that affects age.)
- Negativities caused by diabetes.
In such cases, the implant should be removed. After the problem is solved, it can be placed again if the patient wishes.
Proper oral care prolongs the life of the implant. Implant care is not a job that requires you to spend extra time and to demand extra products that strain you. If you are brushing your teeth daily for your dental health, if you do not forget the oral care water, if you go to your dentist every time, it means that you are taking good care of your implant. This means that you can extend the life of your implant even more.
Does the implant hurt?
We have given detailed information about the construction stages of the implant above. However, one of the important points that people are curious is the use of implants. There is a screw under your bone. So does this cause pain? You might think. We can answer this question as follows. If your jaw bone and implant are integrated, you will not experience any pain. One of the reasons why the implant is so preferred is that it makes it as comfortable as your own tooth. Being able to eat and drink as you wish is its greatest advantage.
However, over time, due to your use or dentist mistake, there may be changes in the implant. This can be annoying for the person. In such a case, the first thing you need to do is to consult your doctor.
How is the implant placed?
Implantation is a personalized procedure. Situations that differ from person to person such as jaw abd bone structure are important for implantation. An implant is a small screw-shaped material made of titanium that replaces a tooth root. The integration of this screw with the jawbone is the first step. After a waiting period of 3 to 6 months, the implant integrates with the bone. At this time, denture can be made. The area where the implant is located is reopened and zirconium material or metal-mixed porcelain tooth replacing the tooth is placed. This process will not take long. Implantation is a procedure that dentist carefully carry out. Both aesthetic and the comfort of the patient are very important. The metal should not be loose, it should fit properly to the jaw structure.
If this process is not done carefully enough, the patient will have to apply to the dentist again with complaints in a short time. Month-long pain, persistent intra-oral bleeding are among the problems caused by poor implantation.