What is implant treatment?
The implant is a screw-shaped titanium structure secured to the jaw to replace missing teeth. Titanium implants are used because the jaw perceives titanium as a normal and natural piece and due to the high compatibility of the implants. Implant treatment is widely preferred as it can be used for single tooth problems or for teeth to be completely changed. Although the treatment does not cause any damage to other teeth, chewing sensation is like normal teeth. Implants are the most commonly used applications in dental operations.
Implant treatment can be used in place of any tooth, but some patients may have insufficient amount of bone available. If bone loss is high, advanced implant methods are used. People with missing teeth may experience problems such as chewing deficiency and speech impairments. It can also cause bone loss in the empty place where the tooth is missing.
Who the implant treatment can be applied to?
While the people with healthy gums and jaw, bones that can support the jaw implant can benefit from the implant procedure, people who have received radiotherapy in the head and neck area, and those who smoke (smoking reduces the implant success due to suppressing healing process) cannot benefit from this procedure. Individuals with systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure and taking medication can be implanted by creating an environment according to their health.
After the implant application, the implants begin to get damaged like normal teeth and allow the formation of gum diseases and the loss of the implant. The implant can be used for a long time when proper cleaning is made around the implant.
Is implant treatment risky?
As with any treatment, there are some risks in implant treatment. There are risks such as mis-angling, mis-positioning, nerve injury, bleeding during the procedure, hole formation in the bone in the implant area, and bone loss in the lower jaw. This is not something intimidating. There is no risk when the treatment is correct.
There may be problems after the implant. Pain as a result of implant placement, opening of the wound area, covering the area with soft tissue as a result of the removal of the screw during healing, air flow to the tissue organ formed.
The greatest danger after implant treatment is infection. If you do not floss after a meal, clean regularly and repeat these following the implant treatment, bacterial growth will occur. This is very common in patients using tobacco products.