How long does a dental implant procedure take?

What is a dental implant?

People are examined by dentists with complaints of tooth loss due to caries in their teeth and gums or due to blows to the mouth area. If the person has tooth loss in the mouth, dentists prefer the dental implant treatment method for treatment and recommend it to the patients.

Dental implant treatment is defined as a dental treatment method produced from titanium materials fixed to the jawbone instead of the missing tooth due to some reasons in the mouth. It is also known as “screw tooth” among the people because the tooth prepared in the laboratory is fixed to the jawbone with screw support.

It is a treatment method that is preferred in the absence of a single tooth or loss of all teeth in the mouth and its usage area is quite wide. Implant dental treatment can also be preferred for patients over the age of 18 and for patients whose jawbone development has been completed. The point to be noted here is that the health of the jawbone tissue should be diagnosed.

What are the types of implants?

The most well-known type of implant preferred and applied by dental implants is the “screw implant”. However, there are many types of implants used in dental implant treatment. Dental implant types are decided by dentists according to the place where the implant will be applied and according to the jaw structure and tissue. Some types of dental implants can be listed as follows:

• Endosseous dental implant: It is a preferred type of implant in cases where one or more teeth are lost. There are three different types:

– Screw dental implant

– Cylindrical dental implant

– Blade dental implant

• Subperiosteal dental implant: It is an implant model that is applied by measuring over the dental bone. This type of implant is not preferred much.

• Transosseous dental implant: This type of implant is defined as implant treatment applied to the entire jawbone. This type of implant is not preferred much because its application is very troublesome and difficult for both the patient and the dentist.

• Intramucosal dental implant: They are titanium coated implants. It is not the most preferred type of implant.

• Endodontic dental implant: this is a preferred type for weak and weak teeth to be harder. Thanks to this method, a strong dental infrastructure is created.

How is the Implant Applied?

As in every dental treatment, there is a certain treatment process in implant treatment. While applying the implant treatment, the following steps are to be followed;

1- Inspection; It is the first stage that is interviewed for the diagnosis of conditions such as the general oral condition of the patient and whether the jawbone is suitable for dental implant treatment. In this step, the patient and the dentist decide on the color of the denture and tooth.

2- Operation; Local anesthesia and numbing method are used to place the dental implant screw in the jaw. The operation process may vary depending on the number of missing teeth, that is, the dental implant tooth will be added. This process ranges from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

3- Healing Process; After the dental implant is placed in the jawbone of the tooth, the placed material should fuse with the bone. This union process may differ between 3 months and 6 months depending on the structure of the jawbone and the union of the dental implant with the jawbone.

4- Placement of the Upper Structure of the Implant Tooth; While the first part of the dental implant treatment, which consists of two separate parts, is placed on the jawbone, the second structure, called the upper part, is placed inside the screw applied to the jawbone.

5- Placing the Dental Implant Prosthesis; The final step is the placement of the prosthesis, and the prosthesis prepared according to the superstructure and its compatibility with the other teeth is completed.

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In Which Situations Is Dental Implant Treatment Performed?

Although there are cases where dental implant treatment is not applied, dental implant treatment has many known advantages. Suitable conditions for applying dental implant treatment can be listed as follows.

If;

1- If the patient has not received radiotherapy treatment from the head and neck region in the past,

2- If the patient’s jawbone has stopped growing day by day, that is, if the jawbone has completed its development,

3- If the patient does not have heart diseases,

4- If the patient does not have gum problems,

5- If there is no smoking situation that affects the rapid healing of wounds in the mouth,

6- If the patient does not have chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure,

7- If the patient does not have diseases such as autoimmune (immune system diseases) and hemophilia (blood not clotting as it should),

8- If the patient does not have bone diseases

Implant treatment can be applied to patients with the above criteria. In addition to all these conditions, the patient should regularly perform oral care after treatment.

As long as daily oral care is not taken into account, the recovery period of the treatment may be prolonged.