What is an IMPLANT?
Implant Latin October-bread is a word that means. In dentistry, replacement of lost teeth, function and aesthetically similar structures to natural teeth placed in the bone root or cylindrical structures are called implants. Implant treatment has been developed to raise the patient’s standard of living. It is not a vital practice.
Today, Titanium is the most widely used metal as implant material. Titanium is a metal that has been used safely in many areas of medicine for centuries, with perfect tissue harmony. It does not form an antigen-antibody reaction, as in heart-kidney transplantation. Therefore, tissue rejection does not develop.
Who can IMPLANT treatment be applied to?
1-Individuals with Normal wound healing
2-Individuals who can provide oral hygiene
3-Individuals with a sufficient or adequate amount of bone structure that can be reached,
4-Implant can be applied to people who do not have a systemic barrier to Implant construction.
Can the IMPLANT be applied at any age?
In order for an individual implant to be applied, the individual’s bone development needs to be completed. Girls also complete bone development at about 18 years of age at 16-17 boys. Therefore, the implant can not be applied before this age, after this age can be applied. There is no upper limit. Adults can be applied at any age.
- Examination: clinical and systemic examination is performed. The patient’s medical history is examined. If the Implant is suitable for treatment is examined.
- Implants are placed with surgical intervention.
- Recovery stage: it is necessary to wait 3 months in the lower jaw and 3-6 months in the upper jaw for the implant to fuse with the bone (osseointegration) the implant is combined with the oral environment, the mucous membrane on the implant is opened and the healing head is attached. Wait 7 days for gum healing.
- aesthetic porcelain or zirconium superstructure is placed.
- In the lower and upper jaws without teeth: if movement has started due to osteoporosis and retention has decreased, implant-supported dentures are recommended
- In case of loss of large molars, if the posterior region ends without teeth and if the patient does not want to use the dentures inserted and removed, a fixed porcelain bridge can be made by inserting implants.
- In order to protect the front and back teeth in case of single tooth deficiencies: the wisdom tooth is missing, an implant is placed in the bone and then placed in the upper porcelain structure.
- Implants are placed in long toothless cavities as a bridge pillar and then the bridge is made.
- the brand of the implant to be made
- the specialty of the Implant practitioner
- whether the Implant is sterile or not.