What is an implant?

Implants are artificial dental roots that are placed to the jaw bone in order to regain the function and appearance of the teeth which have been lost due to various reasons. They are used to fill the gaps where there is tooth loss. 

In which conditions is implant treatment applicable?

One tooth loss, loss of multiple teeth, gaps without any tooth and total edentulism are the conditions in which implant treatments are performed.

Is there an age limit for implant treatment?

There is no age limit to prevent a patient to undergo an implant treatment if his/her general state of health is well. However, it is not preferable in patients who are under the age of 18 since their bone development is incomplete.

What material is the implant made of? Is it histocompatible?

Implants are produced from materials that are biocompatible with the bone that they will be applied to. Therefore, titanium is the most commonly used material that has been exercised in artificial dental roots. Products with special bioactive features in a good quality implant not only complies with the body properly, but also integrates to the jaw bones in a short span of time following its administration.

What are the advantages of implant in comparison to traditional dental prosthesis?

 Jaw bones establish a tight junction with the implant and provide them to function as natural teeth. Occlusal and masticatory forces prevent osteolysis by constantly stimulating the bone. Implant supported dental prosthesis acts completely independent from the adjacent tooth. Therefore, adjacent teeth remain natural, there will be no need for gear cutting or teeth scaling. Nowadays, many people prefer implant supported prosthesis due to their nature, with the reason that they constitute the feeling as their own teeth; and particularly they are easy to use. Implant treatment is promoted to improve the life standard of the patient. Implant supported prosthesis has more success rate when compared to any prosthetic treatment.

Will there be any pain during implant application?

Any feeling of ache-pain is minimized during the implant treatment with the application of proper anesthesia methods. During the operation, local anesthesia, conscious sedation or general anesthesia can be administered with the preference of patient.

After having an implant, may I return to my daily life as soon as possible?

Patients most commonly state that the feeling after having an implant is no different than a normal tooth extraction. In cases where the treatment flows in its regular course, without any complication, you will be so comfortable that you may not feel the existence of your new implants. Following the integration of implants and the jaw bone, implant supported prosthesis restoration will be completed and you will use them easily.

When is the right time for an implant application?

Decreased bone volume can be observed more commonly on the areas that have been neglected for a long time and that are edentulous. Following the tooth extraction, the bone that surronds the tooth will lead to osteolysis within a short time. Due to the loss of bone tissue, there will be aesthetical issues such as, impairments in facial features, weakening in lip muscles and increasing wrinkles within circumoral. Therefore, implant applications should be performed in place of extracted teeth as soon as possible, and should not be postponed.