Dental Implant Treatment
Dental implant treatment is a dental treatment method that offers an innovative and effective solution for individuals experiencing tooth deficiency. Dental implants are placed on the gum and jawbone with titanium screw-shaped implants that act as artificial tooth roots. In this way, the missing teeth are replaced with natural and durable artificial teeth. Dental implant treatment differs from traditional prostheses with many advantages.
There are many advantages of dental implant treatment. Firstly, the implants are durable and long-lasting, as they are strongly integrated with the jawbone. They provide a similar feeling and appearance to natural teeth, which increases aesthetic satisfaction. In addition, implants replace missing teeth without causing any damage to other teeth and prevent the jawbone from melting. Compared to other traditional dental treatments, implants offer a more comfortable chewing and speaking experience.
How is Dental Implant Treatment Performed?
Dental implant treatment involves a several-stage treatment process. In the first stage, a dentist or oral surgeon performs a surgical procedure on the area where the implant will be placed. This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and is usually associated with minimal pain or discomfort. The implants are left to heal for several months to integrate strongly with the jawbone. During this time, a temporary prosthesis can be used.
When the integration of the implants with the bone is completed, the second stage begins. At this stage, an abutment (fastener) is attached to the implant. The abutment is a structure that connects the prosthesis with the screw on the implant. The dentist prepares an artificial tooth suitable for the shape and color of a natural tooth by taking measurements and working to create a prosthesis suitable for the patient’s oral structure. Then it is placed in the tooth.
The Risks of Dental Implant Treatment
Like other dental treatments, dental implant treatment has some risks and disadvantages. Since it is a surgical procedure, there may be risks such as infection, bleeding and complications related to anesthesia. However, these complications are usually rare and can be minimized with treatment performed by a specialist dentist.
Dental implant treatment requires proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. If good oral care is not provided, the risk of infection of the tissues around the implant may increase and the successful integration of the implant may be compromised. For this reason, it is the healthiest option to contact us for both dental implant treatment and post-dental implant care.