What Is a Dental Implant?
Implant; It is an artificial tooth root, mostly in the form of a screw, placed in the jaw to replace missing teeth. Since the jawbone perceives titanium as a part of the body, implants are mostly made of titanium and the success rate of the implants is very high due to the high tissue compatibility. The advantage of implant treatment over other treatments is that neighboring teeth are not damaged. So neighboring teeth do not need any preperation.Implants can restore an individual tooth or the entire toothless jaw.
During implantation, the implant is screwed into the jaw. It replaces the root of the missing natural tooth. When the implant is attached, an artificial tooth, called a dental crown, is screwed on it.
Implants hold an artificial crown or dental bridges in the same way that the roots hold the tooth in place. Dental implants help to recover lost teeth without damaging nearby teeth. Implants can restore an individual tooth or the entire toothless jaw.
Loss of tooth implants allows us to restore the root of the tooth and perform prosthetics, without damaging the adjacent teeth. The prosthesis restores the 80% of the chewing function. This means that the patient can completely chew soft and hard food, but must avoid very solid foods, such as fried bread and nuts.
Teeth are lost because of:
- Tooth decay
- Root canal failure
- Gum disease (Periodontitis)
- Trauma to the mouth (tooth injury)
- Excessive wear and tear
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
- It does not harm the teeth adjacent to the tooth cavities in any way.
- It allows to make fixed teeth.
- Prevention of melting of the jawbone in the dental cavity.
- Possibility to make porcelain teeth individually as in the natural tooth array.
- Increasing the retention of the prosthesis in the lower and upper jaw.
Dental Implantation Procedure
• Consultation, preparation of a treatment plan
• Implantation, temporary prostheses
• Permanent crown prosthesis on implants
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. However, like any surgical procedure, there are some risks and potential complications associated with dental implants. Some of the risks and complications that can occur with dental implants include infection, nerve damage, and sinus problems. In rare cases, the implant may fail to integrate with the jawbone, or the implant may loosen or break. It’s important to discuss these risks and any concerns you have with your dentist before undergoing a dental implant procedure.
These risks can be reduced when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon who properly prepares the treatment site and places the implants in the proper location.