What is Dental Implant?

Dental implants are dental prostheses used to restore the function and aesthetics of the teeth thanks to the artificial tooth roots, which are usually formed using titanium material, are placed in the jawbone to replace the missing teeth.

Dental implant screws have a certain thickness and width. Therefore, before the implant is placed, the area to be placed must have sufficient width and height to accommodate the screw in the jawbone. In addition, the durability of the jawbone affects the completion rate of the implant.

Implant treatment is a completely safe procedure when applied by an experienced dentist. Considering the satisfaction rate of the treatment, it is seen that the success rate reaches up to 98%. The treatment period of the implant varies according to the person’s structure. While the treatment is completed in 1-2 weeks in individuals with a hard and medium-hard jawbone, the treatment may take 2-5 months in individuals with a weak jawbone.

Fixed porcelain veneer can be made by the dentist on the upper part of the implant, or a removable prosthesis can be placed by the patient. There is no need for dental implant treatment for all missing teeth. For example, in the region where 2 dental implants are placed, these implants can take on the task of 3 or more missing teeth.

If there is bone resorption in the area where the dental implant is made, the number of implants can be increased when the bone resorption stops according to the needs of the person.