Implants are titanium screws that are implanted in the jawbone to replace missing teeth. A dental prosthesis is placed on these screws. Other teeth are not harmed, and no teeth are cut as a result of the implant treatment. In a way, the implant acts as a tooth root, reducing the melting of the alveolar bone.
How is the implant treatment performed?
Before implant treatment, the patient’s mouth, jaw, and tooth structure are thoroughly checked using x-rays and, if required, tomography. Measurements of the jaw bones and teeth are taken. Implant treatment can be applied in two ways.
The implant is placed in the jawbone and covered with the gum. The healing and fusion process takes an average of three months. Under local anesthesia, the implant fused with the jawbone is placed, and the patient is prepared for the prosthesis process.
Who is suitable for implants?
Implant treatment is applied to patients over the age of 18 who have completed their jaw and face development. Before the treatment, the jaw structure is evaluated to see if it is compatible for the implant. If necessary, supportive treatments might be offered prior to the operation.