Frequently Asked Questions About Implants

Can everyone have an implant?

Implants can be applied to anyone except those who have a disease and have been reported by the medical practitioner as “Implant not allowed”. However, to decide whether an implant can be made in some special diseases, it is necessary to make consultations with the physicians who follow the health status of the patients. Such as uncontrolled diabetics, advanced parkinsonians, advanced Alzheimer’s patients, and those with excessive metal allergies.

Can cardiac patients get it?

Usually, there is no problem. However, it would be correct for cardiac patients to consult their physicians before resorting to such an application.

Can it be applied to multiple tooth deficiencies and total toothlessness (no teeth in the mouth)?

As long as there is no medical drawback and the jaw is suitable, implants can be applied to each mouth regardless of partial or total toothlessness.

What are the benefits of implant treatment?

First of all, it will make you laugh without any hesitation. A big, healthy, happy smile will have positive effects on many things, such as your self-confidence and your business life. Also, the implant will allow you to speak comfortably, to eat and to do many things you want.

What does the jaw bone fit for?

The width (thickness) and depth (length) of the bone is very important to us. All implant companies have a wide variety of diameters (thickness) and length implant models.

Therefore, we have the opportunity to choose the right thickness and length implant according to the patient’s bone structure. However, in those who experience excessive bone loss, unfortunately, it is not possible to apply implants directly, some extra operations may be required before the implant.

The biggest enemy of the implant is smoking?

Patient-related factors are also very important in the success of the implant. Among them is smoking. Patients who want to have an implant should say goodbye to cigarettes at least 3-4 months before the operation and should not even approach the cigarette at least one year after the operation. During the three months after the operation, they should also avoid alcohol as much as possible. Providing mouth cleaning is also extremely important.

Can patients be implanted with excessive osteoporosis?

In such patients, we can perform several procedures that we call bone elevation and enlargement before the implant operation. By using substances such as bone powders and bone blocks, we can raise and expand bone levels.

How long does new bone formation take?

It varies between 4-8 months depending on the extent of bone enlargement or lengthening.

Why does the implant fail?

There are two main causes of implant failure: Medical failure and patients. Why is a medical failure caused? Misdiagnosis; surgical approaches and knowledge have done by physicians who are not sufficient. If we look at the factors related to the patients, implants may be lost due to reasons such as not taking care of mouth cleaning, smoking, excessive alcohol intake and not following the doctor’s recommendations.

What to do when an implant is failed?

Bone healing in the relevant area is expected (4-5 months), then the implant application is renewed. However, if the implant has fallen due to reasons such as not following the physician’s recommendations, smoking or not paying attention to mouth cleaning, it is not right to re-implant.

Who is suitable for the implant?

It is suitable for patients of all ages. There is no age limit for implant treatment. It is only necessary to wait for the completion of bone development for young people. This occurs until the age of 16-17 in girls and 18 in boys. In adults, there is no upper age limit.

Is pain felt during the treatment?

The implant treatment is done under local anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain or discomfort under normal conditions. In general, what you will feel after the implant is equivalent to what you will feel after simple tooth extraction. However, in some cases, it can be applied in general anesthesia.

How long does the treatment process take?

Implant treatment consists of 3-4 visits to a dentist, normally done within 3-6 months.

Is the implant safe?

The success rate in implant treatment is quite high. The most ideal patient profile to be implant treatment is non-smokers and those who care about their oral health with their healthy gums.

Do implant teeth look natural?

With today’s technology, the superstructures, namely prosthetic parts of implants, can be applied in a highly aesthetic and natural way by using both porcelain and zirconium materials.

Why are implants so expensive?

One of the most important reasons why it is expensive; This is because the implant must be made of a precious metal such as titanium. However, implant treatment in Turkey; is 70 percent cheaper than Europe, America, Canada and Asian countries. Because despite the use of quality materials in the European Union, less manual labor in Turkey.

What dental problems can we get rid of with the implant?

Patients with dental deficiencies either use a plug-in prosthesis or use the fixed prosthesis, which we call bridge. If our patient has too many teeth, they use the plug-in prosthesis. Very successful treatment can be obtained.

The most important problem we can get rid of, especially in patients with a lower jaw-moving prosthesis and a full denture, there are very serious placeholder promises because there are a tongue, cheek, and lip playing inside the lower jaw, so it is very difficult to control the movable prosthesis in the lower jaw.

When can the implant not be applied?

There are some cases where the implant was not applied. These are the conditions where the bone gap and its value decrease as a result of the sinus cavities hanging down after extraction.

Risky areas in the upper jaw are sinus cavities and risky areas in the lower jaw are mandibular canals.

Another disadvantage is systemic diseases. Physician approval is required for such patients.  In diabetic patients, it is sufficient for the implant to have sugar under control. According to the results of 1-month, 3-month, 6-month sugar tests, the dentist decides to make the implant.