What is implant?

An implant is a dental appliance that is placed under the gum line. The purpose of the appliance is to fuse with the patient’s jaw after a certain period of time and act as an artificial tooth root. The implant consists of three parts. These are the screw that is inserted into the jawbone and will act as an artificial root, the connection apparatus placed at the end of the inserted screw and the crown that will act as a tooth.

How is implant performed?

The majority of those who have implants are afraid of the treatment and hesitate to have it done because they have not researched the answer to the question of how implants are performed before implant treatment. However, people who receive detailed information about the treatment process and learn the steps of the implant treatment process by consulting an specialist, start to approach the treatment much more moderately and positively.

Implant treatment consists of several stages: The insertion of the implant into the jawbone, the osseointegration process and the fitting of the crown.

Stage 1: In the first stage, an implant screw is inserted into the missing tooth gap. First, local anesthesia is administered and then a small hole is made in the jawbone with the support of a special drill. The implant screw is inserted into this hole. After the implant is placed, the second stage can be started. At this point, the implant insertion process is a period between the treatment stages during which the patient may feel pain. Depending on the patient’s

capacity to tolerate the treatment process, it can take between 2 and 6 hours.

Stage 2: The second stage is osseointegration. This concept means that the implant and the jawbone meet, harmonize and “accept” the implant, so to speak. To prevent any abscess or infection during this process, a temporary cap called a healing cap is placed over the implant. During the process, it is very important to take proper care of the teeth, to be especially careful with the implanted area and to avoid impact or trauma. Once the osseointegration process is complete, the bone is ready for the crown to be inserted over the implant.

Stage 3: In the third and final stage, a crown is placed over the implant screw. During this procedure, which is usually the shortest and most painless part of the treatment process, the crown is positioned over the implant, just like a valve placed over a screw, and secured so that it fits perfectly. This crown, which is produced in a clinical laboratory environment, is completely designed according to the patient’s oral structure and the size of the missing tooth gap. Crowns, which are produced one in single tooth implants, can be produced more than one in multiple implant treatments. Before the crown is placed, excess gingival tissue that may cover the implant during the osseointegration process is removed, the implant is made ready and the crown cap is attached. This completes the implant treatment.

What are the advantages of implants?

The benefits of implant treatment are considerable and significant, especially when compared to alternative treatments for missing teeth. It is always possible to increase these advantages in terms of functionality, aesthetics and medical aspects, but the most widely known and emphasized benefits of implant treatment are as follows:

  • The patient gets a strong, permanent and fully functioning tooth.
  • After the dental implant treatment is completed, the patient can eat and drink as they wish.
  • Implants do not require the additional insertion, removal, replacement or cleaning as with dentures
  • When the implant tooth is inserted, it takes on a comprehensive role as part of the mouth and aims to function no differently from other natural teeth.
  • Implants do not have problems such as attaching or displacement/falling out.

Fixed implants create a comfortable and natural feeling in the mouth. After a while,

  • the patient even forgets that they have an implanted tooth.
  • Implants are easy to maintain. The only thing you need to do for cleaning is to continue the oral and dental care processes you apply.
  • An implant does not cause any physical impact or discomfort to the patient, as it is designed to match the natural tooth structure.
  • Because it fills the gaps in the mouth, it increases the patient’s self-confidence and makes them smile more confident and satisfied.
  • The implant makes a significant positive contribution not only to the smile, but also to speech and eating functions.

What to Pay Attention to After Implant Treatment İmplant

  1. During the treatment, while the implant is kept without crown, no pressure or impact should be applied to the area.
  2. After the implant treatment is completed, oral and dental care should be done regularly, teeth should be brushed at least 2 times a day and dental floss and mouthwash should be used.
  3. The instructions given by the dentist must be strictly followed before, after and during the treatment.
  4. A properly maintained implant will last a lifetime.
  5. For a few days after implant treatment, more liquid and soft foods should be consumed and sticky or hard foods should be avoided.

What are the types of implants?

For implant types, we are talking about two different implants: Intra-osseous and extra-osseous. Both implant treatments are common treatment methods, but your dentist will decide which one to apply depending on the location.

An intra-osseous implant is essentially the same as the standard method of implant treatment. Unless otherwise required, all implants are placed into the bone and the treatment is completed by placing a crown resembling a natural tooth on the screw.

In the case of extra-osseous implants, as the name suggests, the implant is placed on the outside of the jawbone. This is because the jawbone is too weak to hold the implant. In other words, the patient must have an extra sensitive condition for the application

of extra-osseous implants. Although it is a more up-to-date treatment method than dental bridges and prostheses, extra-osseous implants are often insufficient to provide as strong and durable implantation support as intra-osseous implants. The implant specialist will decide which implant surgery method to use after a thorough examination.

About the materials used in implant treatment, we can say that most implant screws are made of titanium. Titanium is one of the primary metals used in most oral and dental treatments, especially in terms of durability and quality. Although the crown to be placed on the screw is mostly preferred as porcelain, it can be produced from different materials in special cases.

What are Implant Brands?

With the developing technologies, we can come across many implant brands today. From American implant models to German implant models, many countries can produce their own implants. However, after the implant is applied, it may cause problems to the patient according to its quality. Therefore, implant brands should be well researched and applied accordingly. Applying a brand x implant just because it is cheap, it is highly likely to experience possible problems within 1-2 years. Our clinic is highly meticulous in this regard and never uses implant brands with bad experiences. We use German bredent implant, Swedish astra implant and Swiss swiss implant models, which are guaranteed solutions in implant treatment.

Implant Prices

According to the law, we cannot give prices on the website. However, please pay attention to the following issues while you, our valuable patients, are checking the price.

  • Is the price given to you the price of the screw or the price including the crown?
  • Are dentist prices, dental X-ray fees, etc. included in the price?
  • We recommend that you know the exact name of the brand, not the name of the country that produces.
  • Make sure to research the implant treatment experience of the dentist.
  • Contact us before having implant treatment.