Implantology is the branch of dentistry dedicated to dental implants. The dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone (either the maxilla or the mandible). It often takes the form of a screw that is composed of titanium or titanium alloy.

Dental implants, which are the closest alternative to natural teeth, are the process of placing tooth roots prepared from titanium and titanium compounds in the jawbone. Titanium, which is more easily accepted by the body and does not interact with the body, is preferred when forming artificial tooth roots. The quality of life of the patient is significantly increased by replacing the missing teeth in the mouth with implants on the tooth roots formed by placing them in the jawbone. We are explaining the facts about dental implants below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Implantology

Is implant treatment suitable for everyone?

Implant treatment can be applied to all patients with a bone that has appropriate thickness, height and quality for implant placement. Even if all of the teeth have been lost, and if the appropriate bone structure is present, treatment can be performed immediately, and if there is no appropriate bone, treatment can be performed after bone formation.
How is treatment continued if there is not sufficient bone in the area of implant replacement?
In cases where the structure, quality and thickness of the bone in the implant area is not sufficient, different bone tissues are formed by using bone grafts to increase bone amount.

How long does a dental implant treatment take?

The treatment of dental implants takes longer than most other methods, and it stands out as a healthier and lasting solution. It is necessary to wait for 2.5 to 6 months for the titanium screw inserted into the bone to integrate with the bone.
Is an implant formed for every missing and lost tooth?
If there is sufficient quality and appropriate bone, the dentist who will perform the implant treatment prefers to use an implant in place of each lost tooth. If the appropriate conditions have not been obtained as a result of the examination and analyses, two implants can be placed intermittently by the dentist to perform bridge prosthesis application.

Under what circumstances is implant treatment risky?

In chronic cardiovascular disease and diabetes patients,
In pregnant persons,
In young individuals whose bone development has not been completed,
In smokers,
In people with alcohol and drug addiction,
In patients with immune system insufficiency,
In patients with chronic diseases such as hemophilia and high blood pressure,
The implant application is risky, and it may result in failure.

What are the processes during dental implant treatment?

Initial Examination: The bone structure of the area where the lost tooth is located and other conditions are determined by obtaining panoramic radiography or three-dimensional image (tomography).
Implant Application: Local anesthesia is performed in the area where the application will be performed and a titanium implant is placed in the formed bone recess.
Prosthesis Application: Prosthesis is prepared to reconstruct the lost tooth and the treatment is completed by adding it to the implant screw.
Is it possible to perform implant without gum incision and stitching?
It is possible to perform implant surgery without soft tissue damage. This procedure, which is performed without gum incision and stitching in any way, is called flapless implant surgery.

How often is it recommended to consult a dentist after dental implant treatment?

All patients who underwent implant treatment should be examined by a dentist every 6 months. It is necessary to closely follow the implants for their trouble-free and lifetime use and not to ignore the daily dental care.

What should be considered at the end of dental implant treatment?

  • In order to prevent edema and swelling after dental implant treatment, cold application should be performed as often as indicated by the dentist. In order to accelerate the healing process without any problems, you should use the medication given by the dentist. Keeping your mouth and teeth hygienic and completing the daily oral care regularly will accelerate your healing process and ensure that your dental implant treatment will result as desired.

Do implants contribute to dental health?

  • The benefits of dental implants to dental health can be listed as follows.
    Provides a natural form of teeth with almost the same characteristics as lost teeth
    Prevents bone loss in the area of the lost tooth,
    Ensures that the masticatory system functions properly,
    Prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting into the space due to the missing tooth.