WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?
It is a titanium screw, placed in the jaw bone to complete missing teeth in the mouth.
IN WHICH CASES IMPLANT TREATMENT IS PREFERRED?
One of the most preferred and most ideal methods of compensating the missing teeth in the mouth is the implant. There are some criteria for implant treatment; sufficient bone width and height are required to hold the implant in the planned region. In addition, oral care of the patient to be treated with an implant should be very good and there should be no other major disease affecting systemic healing.
IS PAIN FELT DURING IMPLANT SURGERY?
Under normal circumstances, the implant operation is performed under local anesthesia and surgical conditions. Therefore, pain is not felt during the procedure. Pain may be felt after the effect of anesthesia begins to pass (about 4-5 hours). On the other hand, it is possible to prevent this pain and its effects with painkillers. Postoperatively, there is often no major complaint or difficulty, and pain and swelling can be seen in varying severity for several days. On the face, a color change in the implant area may occur very rarely; however, this situation is temporary and no intervention is required.
HOW IS THE PROCESS AFTER IMPLANT PLACEMENT?
Once the implant is placed inside the jaw bone, the healing process begins immediately. The length and course of this process depend on the quality of the bone in the implant site. The healing process, duration and steps are determined after the operation by the implanting physician.
A second mini-surgical procedure may be required after the first recovery period. In this process, the upper part of the implant, adapted to the jawbone, is inserted. This piece is the gum-forming part of the prosthesis, which will be located in the mouth. The process is quite easy and short.
The recovery period after this mini-surgical procedure is about one week-ten days. At the end of this period, prosthetic procedures can be started.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF FAILURE AFTER IMPLANT SURGERY?
In some cases, implants may not be successful because the tissue does not accept the implant. In such negativities, a larger-sized implant is reintroduced in the same slot and treatment is continued.
WHY IS THE IMPLANT PREFERRED SO MUCH TODAY?
The goal of oral dental treatments should always be that the healthy tissue of the patient is not damaged as much as possible. In these years, a higher quality of life has been adopted; people are conscious and prefer treatment options that are ideal for healthy smiles. The prosthetic treatments applied to the implant give the best results for our patients in terms of aesthetics, speaking and eating comfortably.