Dental implants are used as artificial roots in fully or partially edentulous teeth. Thanks to dentures supported by implants, mastication process is same as the one with your own teeth as they provide successful aesthetic results. Healthy teeth can be made also for 1 tooth missing without any treatment on the neighboring teeth. Implants are made of advanced technology titanium, which is adopted by the body tissues and is highly durable . They are placed under local anesthesia with an operation lasting up to half an hour. Since the surfaces of the implants are subjected to special processes, they form a special bond to the bone and they hold mechanical and cellular attachment. It is ideal method is to wait for 3-6 months for connection.
In recent years, there are researches about making prosthesis without necessity to wait . In this method called Immediate (immediate) loading, many criteria such as state of tissue, implant region, torque force applied during placement, laboratory must be fully compatible with each other. It is in the patient’s interest to observe a waiting period, since the tiniest discrepancy in these relationships may result in the loss of the implant. In comparison with the early placement of the implants applied to the cavities and the healing cavities, and the early loading of the implants was compared and showed that immediate loading presents 20% risk of loss.
Who can receive Implant treatment?
For adults who have completed the period of puberty (those with no disease affecting general health) ,for those with diabetes, provided they have diabetes under control and those with adequate bone tissue in the area to be implanted (artificial bone can be used if the bone tissue is inadequate). There is no upper age limit for implant ;
Successful Treatment Criterias :
- Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment
- Appropriate case planning and implant selection
- The bone thickness and bone height
- The relationship between prostheses on opposite teeth
- Oral hygiene
- Sterilization of the room and instruments during the operation
- General health status of the patient (diabetes should be under control)
- Alcohol and smoking after the operation.
- Regular checks at the dentist every 3-6 months.