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What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are artificial roots made of titanium that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. After placement, artificial teeth that are custom-made for the patient and match the natural tooth colour are prepared and placed on the dental implants that are fixed in the jawbone. A dental implant is one of the best treatment options available today to fill in one or more missing teeth.


What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are the best solution for periodontal problems, preventive treatments not carried out in time, trauma or tooth loss at an advanced age and are generally difficult to distinguish from natural teeth. It is designed to offer aesthetic and masticatory functional benefits to patients.


Who can have dental implant treatment?

Treatment can be carried out on any patient who has reached the age of 18, whose jaw and facial development is complete and whose jaw structure is found to be suitable by x-rays and examination.


The following points should be considered before starting implant treatment:


  • The patient’s jawbone and facial development must be complete.

  • The patient should not have gum disease prior to treatment.

  • The patient should stop taking blood thinners before the treatment under the supervision of a specialist.

  • Even if the patient has chronic diseases like heart, diabetes, blood pressure, implant treatment can be done after it is under control.

  • Patients with bone resorption disease can get dental implant treatment after approval from a specialist.

  • There should be no negative effects on bone healing after treatment.


Excessive smoking and alcohol consumption have a detrimental effect on implant treatment.


What are the solutions for bone deficiencies?

For a successful and long-lasting implant treatment, it is important that the jawbone has sufficient thickness and length. Panoramic x-rays and dental tomographies are used to determine the bone structure.


Sinus lift

Sinus lift is a sinus lift surgery. It is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing the bone mass in the area of the molars and premolars in the upper jaw when there is not enough bone for implants. The bone fragments to be implanted are either taken from the patient (in the mouth) or are specially prepared external products.


Bone Augmentation

In order for an implant to be placed smoothly, it may be necessary to augment the bone in the affected area. In cases where the height or thickness of the jawbone is insufficient, bone fragments or grafts taken from the patient are placed in the area to be implanted.



What is the procedure for implant surgery?

  • In the clinic where the surgical procedure is performed, sterilisation protocols should be applied in the best possible way.

  • The patient is locally anaesthetised and it is ensured that they do not feel any pain during the procedure.

  • The appropriate implant is inserted according to the previously planned treatment plan.

  • The duration varies depending on the number of implants to be placed and the status of bone augmentation.

  • After 1 week, the stitches are removed by a simple procedure.

  • During the waiting period, an interim prosthesis can be made if your doctor deems it appropriate.

  • After the waiting period, the prosthesis fabrication phase on the implants is 1-2 weeks.


What should be considered after an implant?

After implant treatment, it is important to follow your dentist’s recommendations to ensure healthy and long-lasting use. Recovery after dental implant treatment is almost immediate and the patient can resume their normal life as long as they follow the dentist’s recommendations.


To minimise the risks and complications after dental implant treatment, the following should be observed:


  • Oral hygiene and care should be emphasised

  • As with natural teeth, an interdental brush should be used for brushing.

  • The implant area should be brushed with softer brushes to prevent the accumulation of bacteria.

  • The dentist should be visited on a regular basis.

  • The medication prescribed for treatment should be taken on time.

  • Softer or mushy meals should be preferred for the first 1-2 weeks after treatment.


Which factors are decisive for the success of a dental implant?

  • Sufficient amount of bone and soft tissue

  • Chronic diseases of the patient, general state of health, bad habits

  • Oral hygiene

  • Sterile surgical environment

  • Correct planning and successful surgery

  • Quality and reliability of the dental implant

  • Good dentures according to correct protocols

  • Regular dental check-ups.


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