What is a Dental Implant? How to?
A dental implant is a procedure that replaces tooth deformed or defective teeth with artificial teeth, replacing deformed or defective teeth by replacing tooth roots with metal. The dental implant can provide a good alternative to non-well-fitting prostheses or dental bridge treatments.
The dental implant depends on the type of implant and the condition of the jawbone. It may include several treatment methods. The greatest benefit of the implants is a strong support for the new teeth and is a process that requires the bone to be grasped firmly around the implant environment. Because this recovery requires time, the process can last for months.
What is the dental implant?
• If you have one or more missing teeth,
• Having a jaw bone that starts to grow,
• wish to have healthy oral tissues,
• If there are no healthy conditions to affect bone healing,
• The mouth structure cannot be attached to the prosthesis;
• Implant can be made in case of smoother speech and laughing.
What are the risks of dental implant?
Like any surgery, dental implant also creates some health risks. However, problems that can occur are rare and can easily be treated with small procedures when they occur. Risks include:
• Risk of infection at the implant site,
• injury or damage to other teeth or blood vessels around the surrounding structures,
• Risk of nerve damage that can cause pain, numbness or tingling in natural teeth, gums, lips or jaw,
• Dental implants placed in the upper jaw involve the risk of sinus problems that may occur when they enter one of the sinus cavities.
How is a dental implant made?
Treatment of dental implants is usually made in the form of stages. Implant treatment is performed as follows;
Damaged teeth are detected after the X-ray is taken,
• Then remove the damaged tooth,
• The jawbone is prepared for a procedure that may be related to the bone graft,
• After the jawbone is healed, the physician places the dental implant metal post into the jawbone,
• A recovery period of several months begins.
• The physician places the abutment, an extension of the implant metal posts. (In some cases, it can also be performed when the implant is placed.)
• Once the soft tissue has healed, the physician makes the molds of the teeth and the jawbone and then places the last tooth or teeth.
The whole process can take from start to finish. The length of time is caused by waiting for the new bone in the jaw to heal.