Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone to support dental prosthetics. In the presence of missing teeth that impair the aesthetics of teeth and smile, dental implants are generally preferred. In dental implant applications, artificial tooth roots compatible with body tissues are placed in the jawbone with a minor surgical procedure in a sterile environment. In approximately 2-3 months, the implant, which is completely attached to the jawbone, becomes ready to support the prosthesis to be placed on it. Existing gaps can be closed by applying it to the areas where the missing tooth or teeth are located. Another type of implant is dental implants. In cases where existing teeth are lost, an artificial tooth root is placed into the jawbone and gums to replace the tooth root. The teeth are placed on the new roots. Dental implants enable patients who have lost their teeth to laugh comfortably, talk, engage in social activities, eat well and give their teeth the most natural appearance.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Nowadays, implants can be applied to almost everyone. Patients with systemic diseases such as diabetes, heart and blood pressure are allowed to undergo the procedure and the implant is applied under control and with the follow-up and approval of the relevant doctor. It is not appropriate for people who use drugs to suppress their immune system and cancer patients (who are undergoing or have received treatment) to have an implant without the necessary examinations and permission from the doctor under their control. Implant treatment is applied to people who have one or more missing or near-lost teeth.
How to Make a Tooth Implant?
The implant can generally be applied in four different ways. In the first method, the tooth is extracted and the implant is immediately placed in the resulting space. This is the most comfortable and practical method for the patient and the doctor. It does not require stitches or surgical intervention, and is almost not painful. The second method is the closed technique. A laser is used and a cavity is created without cutting the patient’s tissue to be implanted. The implant is placed in this cavity. The third method is for mini implants. In this method, implant application is made directly through the mucosa. The fourth method is the most well-known classical surgical method among the public; With surgery, a suitable space is opened in the person’s jawbone, an implant is placed there and the stitches are removed after about a week.
Advantage of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many advantages. Thanks to the healthy teeth that replace the missing teeth, a balanced chewing function is gained and more serious and difficult-to-treat problems such as stomach disorders that may occur in the future, anatomical disorders that may occur in other teeth, jaw joint problems, and a decrease in the amount of jaw bone in the area where the missing tooth is located are prevented.