A dental implant is an artificial synthetic tooth root that a periodontist sets into the jaw to hold a bridge or a replacement tooth. Dental implants are the perfect solution for people who generally have good oral health who just happened to have lost a tooth or teeth because of periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Tooth implants are so natural-looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Using Dental Implant Brands
Nobel Biocare is a well known and respected dental implant manufacturer. Nobel is an expensive but high quality brand.(Made in Switzerland)
Euroteknika is a company that specializes in the development and production of unconventional solutions for dental problems mainly focusing on prosthetics and implants. (Made in France)
Direct Implant, one of the fastest growing major dental implant companies, offers a broad range of surgical, prosthetic and regenerative solutions (Made in USA)
Straumann Group, a premium brand, is an implant company that brings together global and international brands that represent excellence, innovation and quality in tooth replacement and aesthetics.
a. Treatment of a Single (Missing) Tooth with an Implant
The occurrence of tooth loss significantly affects the aesthetics and chewing structure of the tooth. Even if the gaps in invisible areas are ignored by many patients, they will create some problems in the long term. Over time, in many cases, adjacent teeth slowly bend toward the extension of the opposite jaw and / or the antagonist tooth. These effects over time cause changes in chewing movements and as a result, jaw joint problems occur. It is a more rational solution to prevent these problems by replacing the lost tooth with a dental implant in time. With conventional treatment, neighboring teeth are cut and reduced in order to fix a bridge over them, and the life of the teeth is shortened. With implantology treatment, missing teeth can be made without damaging neighboring teeth.
The treatment period depends on the individual situation (depending on your bone structure/quality); It can range from a one-stage procedure with immediate implant placement (immediate) to several-stage restoration including periods of healing. Our dentist carefully evaluates which method is best for each patient and offers a planning.
b. Treatment with an Implant Bridge in Multiple Tooth Loss
If several teeth are lost, it results in poor chewing ability that should not be ignored for health and quality of life. The above points are even more applicable as the gap is wider.
However, in such cases, in implant-based restorations, bridges based on implants and combined with superstructures (porcelain, zirconium etc.) may be a suitable solution. Generally, the treatment methods are the same as described above in the single tooth case.
Again, our dentist will provide you with the best possible procedure and solution for you.
c. All On Four Implant Treatment
With the All On Four implant technique, it is a procedure that allows the dental prosthesis to be fixed on the same day on four dental implants placed at certain angles in completely edentulous patients.
With this application,
Provides the opportunity to make fixed dental prosthesis to completely edentulous patients with a single surgical procedure on the same day.
The operation is easier since no further surgical procedures such as sinus augmentation or bone addition are performed.
It provides an aesthetic appearance and a laughing line, smile aesthetics that can be individually planned.
Suitable for patients who cannot use removable dental prosthesis and have nausea reflex.
Its design is different compared to complete dental prostheses (palate). Since it does not cover the palate of the patient, it is easier to get used to and use.
Since the number of necessary treatment sessions is low, it is suitable for our patients coming from abroad.
What are the advantages of All-On-4 treatment?
All-on-4 treatment takes a short time and it is possible to have a healthy appearance quickly. The biggest advantage is that it is more economical than the traditional implant method for patients who are completely toothless or who are likely to be completely toothless. Angled implants take support from the region with better bone quality and prevent damage to anatomical structures. All-on-4 treatment is a long-term proven treatment with follow-up up to 10 years in the lower jaw and up to 5 years in the upper jaw.
d.Sinus Lifting Operation
The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and above your upper teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms with nothing inside. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend to the upper jaw sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is usually a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and mouth. Dental implants need bone to stay in place. When the sinus wall is too thin, it is impossible to place an implant in this bone.
Sinus graft or sinus lift operation is applied to solve this. The dental implant surgeon enters the sinus where the upper teeth are. The sinus membrane is then lifted up and the donor bone is placed at the sinus floor. Note that the sinus floor is the roof of the upper jaw. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw, and dental implants can be placed and stabilized in this new sinus bone.