Qu'est-Ce Qu'un Implant Dentaire ?

Dental Implant: What Is It?

Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots placed into the jawbone to replace teeth lost due to various reasons. Implants offer better speech and chewing functions compared to traditional dentures, while providing a natural appearance to your face.

Implant treatment is a comfortable and reliable procedure. The operation can be performed painlessly under local anesthesia, and in some cases, general anesthesia may also be applied. However, it’s important to note that for implantation, healthy gums and sufficient bone structure to support the implant are essential.

Dental implants are made of titanium. High-quality implants use titanium with a purity level of over 99%, which is more expensive than other brands due to the effort to create a surface that bone tissue will readily bond with.

Is implant treatment comfortable and safe?

Implant treatments are safe and comfortable as long as they are performed by an expert team in a completely sterile environment. The treatment consists of a surgical procedure and prosthetic procedure.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

The success of implant treatment depends on the jaw structure and adequacy of the jawbone. In cases where bone density is insufficient, artificial bone powder can be applied to the area before the implant operation.

There is no upper age limit for implant treatment, but anyone over 18 years old and whose bone development is complete can undergo implant treatment. However, individuals with uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, blood clotting issues, or severe heart conditions should not undergo implant operations without permission from their physicians.

Is there any pain during the implant procedure?

During the implant procedure, the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort thanks to local anesthesia applied to the mouth. After the operation, any potential discomfort can usually be alleviated with regular pain relievers.

How long does it take to place implants in the mouth?

The duration of the implant procedure depends on the number of implants to be placed in the mouth, but typically, it takes about 5-10 minutes to place one implant.

Can implants be placed immediately after tooth extraction?

There are two different approaches to this issue. If there is no inflammation or defect at the extraction site, an implant can be placed immediately. However, if there is any defect, artificial bone powder can be applied to the area, and the implant operation should be delayed for about 2 months to allow the extraction site to heal properly.

How long should one wait for prostheses after implant placement?

After the implant operation, it is necessary to wait for the implant to integrate with the jawbone, which takes about 2-6 months.

What are the advantages of dental implant treatment?

Implants allow prostheses to resemble natural teeth most closely.

  • Compared to traditional dentures, they provide better chewing and speaking functions.
  • They have a more aesthetic appearance than other prostheses.
  • Implants can restore missing teeth without affecting adjacent healthy teeth.
  • For total dentures, they improve retention. For example, retention is quite low for lower total dentures. By placing 2 implants in the lower jaw, retention is significantly improved.

What is the lifespan of a dental implant?

Implants have been observed to remain trouble-free throughout a person’s life. However, several factors affect their lifespan, with the patient’s oral hygiene being of utmost importance.

How should implants be maintained and cleaned?

  • Prostheses should be brushed properly at least twice a day. You can ask your doctor for effective brushing techniques.
  • Using interdental brushes or dental floss can help remove food residues between teeth and around implants.
  • You can use mouthwash or oral irrigator for oral hygiene.

Do implants carry any risk of allergy or cancer?

Implants do not pose any risk of allergy or cancer.

Should continuously used medications be stopped before the implant operation?

Before the implant operation, some of the medications you are taking may need to be temporarily stopped under the supervision of your doctor. Therefore, it’s beneficial for your doctor and dentist to communicate before the operation.

Can implant-supported prostheses be renewed?

Yes, implant-supported prostheses can be renewed. During the renewal process, the implants (the screw part) remain in the mouth, and only the prostheses placed on top of the implants are renewed. Implant-supported prostheses, like other prostheses, have a lifespan, which can be extended by proper care and oral hygiene.

Are dental implants recommended for individuals who smoke?

Smoking and alcohol use can prolong the healing process after implant operations and make the process more challenging. Therefore, at least during the recovery period, we advise our patients to avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

Do patients stay without teeth during the healing and waiting period after the implant operation?

Patients do not have to stay without teeth during this period. We provide our patients with temporary prostheses until the definitive prostheses are made after the implant operation.

When can patients return to their social life after the implant operation?

Patients can return to their normal daily life immediately after the implant operation.

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