Implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone to restore the function and aesthetics of teeth lost for various reasons.

Implants can be applied to anyone (including heart patients if their physicians allow it), except for people with some systemic diseases such as severely uncontrolled diabetes.

Implants are made of titanium and/or zirconium (we will talk about zirconium in the blog post, but it refers to the tested compounds, not the metal itself) and are positioned in place of the natural tooth root. Due to their design, they are tissue compatible and do not cause allergic or toxic discomfort.

What are the Implant Stages?

Inspection and Planning

It is done with a multidisciplinary approach. This is a team work; The surgeon who will place the implant into the jawbone and the prosthetist who will make the implant-supported prosthesis work together.

During the examination phase, a detailed intraoral examination is performed to examine the gums, the relationships between the lower jaw and upper jaw, and the relationship between the teeth. In order to complete the treatment process with the least error, in addition to classical radiographs, in complicated cases, three-dimensional tomography is requested, the exact size model of the jaw is determined, and the areas where the implants will be placed are planned. If the bone is not sufficient, the possible intervention start time is estimated by observing the results of the graft application. If sufficient bone support is confirmed, the day and time are determined for the necessary specialist, experienced auxiliary team, auxiliary equipment and environment.

Implant Placement

Implants, like many other dental treatments, are applied after local anesthesia. In some long operations or in extremely stressed patients, the procedure can be performed more easily under general anesthesia or sedation.

Making Prostheses

At the end of the operation, the implant should be expected to bond to the bone surface (osseointegration). This process may differ depending on bone structure. After the process is completed, the superstructure is created. After the operation, temporary and/or permanent prostheses are made to maintain aesthetics and function until the prostheses are made.