Modern dentistry combines aesthetics and function with solutions for tooth loss. Implant treatment is an effective method used to address tooth loss and provide patients with a natural smile. With expert dentists and state-of-the-art facilities, Dentaly Clinic serves as a leading clinic in implant treatment
What is Implant Treatment?
Implant treatment is a dental treatment method used to treat tooth deficiencies and restore oral functions. This treatment is based on placing titanium implants into the jawbone. Implants integrate with the jawbone, similar to natural tooth roots, create a strong foundation, and an aesthetic appearance is achieved by placing porcelain dental veneers on top.
Why Should You Have Implant Treatment?
Implant treatment brings many advantages. Factors such as appearance and function similar to natural teeth, longevity, and jawbone support capacity are the features that distinguish implant treatment from other options. This treatment offers patients the opportunity to rediscover their smile and increase their self-confidence.
How is Implant Treatment Done?
The first step is for the dentist to evaluate the patient's general health condition and perform a detailed examination regarding missing teeth. X-rays may be taken if necessary.
After the examination, a treatment plan appropriate to the patient's condition is created. This plan is determined depending on factors such as the condition of the area where the implant will be placed, how many teeth are missing, and the general health condition of the patient.
In line with the treatment plan, the surgical phase is performed. At this stage, the implant is placed in the jawbone. An implant is a screw-shaped device made of titanium or titanium alloy. Surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia.
After the implant is placed, the healing process begins to create a solid bond between the jawbone and the implant.
Implant treatment may vary depending on the individual situation, so the appropriate treatment plan for each patient may differ.
What are the Types of Implant Treatment?
1. Single Tooth Implant:
In this method, a single implant is used in cases where a single tooth is missing. The implant is placed in place of the missing tooth and a crown (porcelain tooth) is attached to it.
2. Multiple Dental Implants:
If more than one tooth is missing, separate implants can be used for each missing tooth. Alternatively, a bridge or prosthesis can be supported using several implants.
3. All-on-4 or All-on-6 Treatment:
In this method, a fixed bridge or prosthesis is created using four or six implants in cases where all teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing. This treatment is a method designed to treat large edentulous areas using fewer implants.
4. Zygoma Implants:
These are special implants used in cases where conventional implants cannot be placed, especially if the upper jaw bone structure is not suitable. Zygoma implants are placed in the zygomatic (zygoma) bones.
5. Miniature Implants:
In some cases, if traditional implants are not suitable or surgical intervention should be minimal, miniature implants with smaller diameters can be used. These implants are generally used to fix prostheses.
6. Immediate Loading:
Immediate loading involves placing the prosthesis in the same session as placing the implant. This method may shorten the patient's treatment process, but may not be suitable for every patient.
Implant treatment types may vary depending on factors such as the patient's general health condition, jaw bone structure, missing teeth and aesthetic expectations.
What Should Be Considered Before Implant Treatment?
The first element to consider is planning. Planning must be done individually and carefully before treatment begins. In addition, attention should be paid to bone structure and digestive system. One of the factors that patients should pay particular attention to is oral hygiene. You should perform your oral hygiene regularly, depending on your dentist's advice. In addition, care should be taken to ensure that the titanium and porcelain materials used in the implant are patented. The expertise and experience of the dentist who will perform the implant treatment is extremely important.
Does Implant Treatment Cause Pain and Pain?
Minimal pain or discomfort is usually felt during implant treatment because the procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. Local anesthesia blocks pain and sensory sensation in the treated area, so no pain is felt during implant placement.
However, following implant placement, mild to moderate discomfort or pain may be felt, depending on the complexity of the treatment, general health status, and personal pain threshold. This pain usually subsides within a few days and can usually be controlled with painkillers.
When are prosthetic teeth inserted in implant treatment?
In implant treatment, the prosthetic tooth is placed after the healing process required to adapt to the jawbone following the placement of the implant is completed. This period can usually last from several weeks to several months. When the healing process is completed, the dentist plans and installs the prosthesis to be placed on the implant. This process may vary depending on the patient's general health condition and treatment plan.
What is the Success Rate of Implant Treatment?
The success rate of implant treatment is generally high, over 90% in most cases. However, the success rate may vary depending on a number of factors. Factors affecting success include the patient's general health condition, jawbone quality, smoking habit, oral hygiene, dentist's experience and correct placement of the implant.
To increase the success of implant treatment, patients should follow the dentist's recommendations, not neglect regular check-ups and pay attention to good oral hygiene. In addition, it is important that the dentist who will perform implant treatment is an experienced and expert professional.
Solid Foundations, Healthy Smiles with Dentaly Clinic: Implant Success!
If you are considering implant treatment for a healthy, aesthetic and functional smile, you can contact the experienced team of Dentaly Clinic. You can contact us to make an appointment and get more information.
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