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Loss of teeth, which are a part of facial beauty, leads to psychological and social problems. Besides these, it also causes speech disorders, nutrition problems, digestive problems, and teeth shifting. Therefore, extracted teeth should be replaced as soon as possible, to prevent teeth shifting. This is possible with dental implant treatment. For the application of dental bridges, the teeth next to the area of the missing tooth need to be cut. With today’s technology, healthy teeth no longer need to be cut for the treatment that involves the placement of new artificial tooth roots. Implant treatment is a procedure performed by using artificial tooth roots made of titanium, and porcelain structures mimicking the functions and aesthetic appearances of the teeth on the roots. Implant treatment is a procedure highly preferred and performed at the present time. Various types of implants have been produced; however, the most commonly used ones are screw-retained implants. Thanks to implant treatment, people gain new artificial teeth in place of their natural teeth they have lost over time. Those artificial teeth are as comfortable as the natural ones and enable the people to experience the same comfort again.
What are the advantages of implant treatment?
- It has certain advantages such as;
- Preservation of teeth adjacent to missing teeth
- Prevention of jawbone loss at the site of missing teeth
- Easier performance of oral hygiene procedures
- Ability to place the teeth one by one, in accordance with the natural alignment
- Ability to chew better
- Ability to eat anything
- An aesthetically more beautiful appearance
- A happier social life
- Healthier eating, as a result of being able to eat anything.
Can implant treatment be performed on all patients?
Implant screws have a certain thickness and length. Therefore, the area that requires implant needs to have a height, width and quality ensuring the screw to be adopted by the jawbone. The gums should be healthy before the implant treatment and throughout the period when the implant remains in the mouth. If the patient’s general medical condition is good before the implant treatment and if there is no obstacle to the performance of the procedure, implant treatment can be successfully performed.
Will I feel pain during implant treatment?
You feel no pain and ache during implant treatment, as long as the appropriate anesthesia procedure is performed. General or local anesthesia is used during the procedure, depending on the patient’s preference. The pain that can be felt in the evening after implant placement can be prevented with simple painkillers. Once the treatment is completed, you do not even feel the presence of the implants, and feel no difference between them and your natural teeth.
Will I feel an intense pain after implant treatment?
Despite being rare, long-term pains may be suffered after implant treatment. However, no long-term pain is experienced after an implant treatment performed successfully in an appropriate environment. It is normal to feel mild pains.
I have had implant treatment. How long can I use my implants?
Implants are highly long-lasting. They are seen to remain in the mouth with no problems for a period of more than thirty years. The lifespan of implants varies depending on many factors. Some of these include the patient’s health and taking good care of the dental implants. Implants can be used for a lifetime, as long as these are considered.