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Implant Treatment

We didn't want to start our article without mentioning the inventor of the implant, which is perhaps the most important invention in the history of dentistry. We pay tribute to the Swedish doctor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, originally a professor of orthopedics.

What Is an Implant?

We can briefly call implants artificial tooth roots. They're small screws made of titanium metal that fix the dental prosthesis by connecting it to the jaw.

In the absence of a single tooth, a dental crown can be made with an implant. In the absence of multiple adjacent teeth, two or more implants can be placed to support prosthetic systems like bridge prostheses, hybrid prostheses covering all teeth, and overdentures.

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Is an Implant a Painful Procedure?

Implants are placed by numbing the jaw with local anesthesia. No pain or pain is felt. Since painkillers and antibiotics will be used in the days after the procedure, the treatment process is very comfortable.

What Is the Implant Treatment Process?

Under local anesthesia, implants are placed in one day. After an average of 3 months, measurements are taken and crowns and bridges are made. In case of an insufficient amount of bone, if bone powder (graft) is used, the treatment process is slightly longer.

If the amount of bone is sufficient and the density is good, teeth can be inserted in as little as two weeks with special implants.

What Are the Advantages of Implants?

  • Bone tissue in the tooth area that has been extracted for any reason begins to melt within a few months. This melting may even cause facial asymmetry. The implant placed in this area without loss of time stops the melting of the jawbone.

  • The teeth next to and opposite to the extracted teeth begin to slide into the gap. If not stopped, it causes chewing disorder, gum recession, joint disorder, and dental caries. The implant and crown placed in this area on time hold the neighboring teeth in place.

  • In single tooth deficiencies, we recommend a single implant-single tooth treatment method instead of a bridge prosthesis supported by abrasion and reduction of neighboring teeth. Because our primary goal is to protect natural teeth and have a long life.

  • It's a perfect savior, especially for people who have no teeth and nutritional problems. With a minimum of 2, and a maximum of 10 implants placed in the jaw, it fixes the dental prostheses to the jaw, ensures that the food is ground comfortably, and restores the lost smile and speech disorder with aesthetically stable teeth.

In Which Cases Is Implant Treatment Applied?

  • Single tooth deficiency; When one of our incisors in the anterior region or one of our molars in the posterior region is extracted, crowns suitable for our aesthetic, healthy, and useful natural teeth can be made with a single implant. Tooth extraction, implant placement, and temporary tooth insertion can be done on the same day.

  • Multiple tooth deficiency; It's applied for jaws with two-three-five or more teeth deficiency side by side. By placing two or more implants in the jaw, comfortably fixed crowns-bridges can be made like natural teeth.

  • Complete tooth deficiency; If there're no teeth in the jaw or if the existing teeth need to be extracted, aesthetic, healthy, and comfortable teeth that never come out can be made with a wide range from fixed crown bridges to fixed hybrid prostheses by placing a minimum of four, maximum 10 implants.

  • Complete tooth deficiency; Again, if there're no teeth in the jaw or if the existing problematic teeth need to be extracted, hygienic, healthy, healthy, aesthetic, comfortable, and especially economical overdenture prostheses (snap dentures) can be made with 2-3 or 4 implants.

Can Diabetic (Diabetic) Patients Have Implants?

Yes, they can. Don't worry, it has been proven to be successful in many of our implant patients and scientific studies. First, an HbA1C blood test is performed. If the test result is at an acceptable level and at least by paying attention to our nutrition during the operation process, healthy long-lasting implants can be successfully made.


Can People With Heart Disease and Using Anticoagulant (Blood Thinner) Drugs Be Implanted?

Yes, it can be done. Before the implant, tooth extraction, and all surgical procedures, consultation with a cardiologist is requested. If your doctor approves the surgical procedure, the implant can be performed with a 3-day break from anticoagulant drugs.

Can Patients With Osteoporosis (Osteoporosis) Be Implanted?

It's necessary to be very careful about the drugs they use. It's very risky to have implants or a tooth extraction for people who use bisphosphonates or derivatives. It can be done to patients who don't use this type of medication.

I’m Very Afraid of Getting an Implant

This is quite normal for us. Almost all patients had the same thought, they realized that this fear was unnecessary after starting the treatment.

You can see the opinions of our patients on the comments page. Before starting all our treatments, including the implant, we promise our patients "I won't hurt" and we do all the treatments with precision. We're waiting for dentist-phobic patients to meet and drink coffee first.

However, it's worth reminding that patients who don't want to remember anything during the treatment process, can be treated under SEDATION. Sedation is administered by a general anesthesiologist. The patient stays in touch with us during the procedure, can talk, and doesn't feel any pain or fear. We can also call this the drunkenness effect. After the procedure, he/she doesn't remember anything when he/she is awakened from the sedation. He/she doesn't understand how the treatment period passes. It can be easily implanted.

How Should Implant Care?

Before implants, we must pay close attention to the care of teeth. Its value is realized after it's lost, but it's too late.

We must pay close attention to the brushing time. Brushing 2 times a day for 2 minutes is ideal. But brushing alone isn't enough. The toothbrush cannot reach and clean the surface of the prosthesis that touches the gums. Cleaning these areas and between the teeth with dental floss and interdental brushes provides hygiene. Gargling with mouthwash for 20-30 seconds keeps this hygiene at maximum.

Why Do Implants Fall?

There may be many reasons for this;

  • Poor oral hygiene is one of them. Just as people who don't brush their teeth well lose their natural teeth and have implants, implants may fall out if they don't acquire the habit of brushing.

  • Smoking too much can cause gum recession and jawbone resorption. As a result, the implant may fall out.

  • Uncontrolled diabetes. If diabetic people don't take medication regularly and don't pay attention to their diet, their jawbone may melt, and they may lose not only implants but also their teeth.

Which Implant Brand Should I Choose?

There're several world-proven implant brands, the leading of which are a few brands of Swiss origin. Success rates are high, but no implant is 100% guaranteed. Experienced physicians don't choose implants only as a brand, but according to the certificates of the implant company, accessibility, quality and practicality, the needs of patients, bone structure, and the type of prosthesis to be made. You can trust the doctor in this regard.

In our clinic, we select and apply Swiss, German, American, and FDI-approved implants originating from Turkey according to the needs of patients.

Can Every Dentist Do Implants?

Every physician who graduated from the faculty of dentistry is authorized to perform implants. But the science of implantology is like a deep sea. We recommend that it be applied by doctors who have received surgical and implantology training, have developed themselves theoretically and practically, follow innovations, are experienced, and work with care and meticulousness.


Implant Treatment in Edentulous Jaws

Life is much more difficult when all teeth are lost. Food becomes difficult to consume, speech becomes slurred, the jaw collapses, wrinkles and asymmetry appear on the face, digestive problems occur, self-confidence can be lost, and people can enter a psychology of old age and burnout.

In the past, removable total prostheses (palatal prostheses) looked aesthetically beautiful, but they weren't sufficient to solve function and phonation problems. The prosthesis would not stay in place during chewing, it would stick to food, it could pop out of the mouth during speaking and sneezing, and food couldn't be bitten.

Thank Goodness for Implants!

With implants placed in the jawbone, the comfort of dental prostheses is maximized and you've teeth again.

Food can be easily bitten off, plucked, and chewed. Nuts and bagels can easily be chewed under the prosthesis and hurt. Apple can be consumed by biting. The prosthesis doesn't come off when chewing sticky foods like Turkish delight and gum.


What Is the All-On-X Treatment Concept?

It's a fixed tooth prosthesis technique with an average of 6 implants.

Implants are placed in one day with local anesthesia. Temporary teeth can be fitted on the same day. Food can be chewed easily with these temporary teeth. After an average of 3 months, the implants and the bone are completely integrated, and the gum is shaped. The temporary prosthesis is removed and replaced with a permanent aesthetic dental prosthesis and used for a long life.  


Can Implants Be Done if the Jawbone Is Too Thin or Too Small?

Yes, implants can be done even with minimal bone. With the following two excellent techniques, maximum comfortable, healthy, long-lasting, and aesthetic dental prostheses can be applied with a small number of implants.


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