Dental implantsDental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to counter tooth loss. The procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well.

Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.

Strong, durable and natural in appearance, implants are among the most successful dental procedures performed. People who have lost teeth might feel too self-conscious to smile or talk. Additionally, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can have a negative effect on eating habits and this can lead to secondary health problems like malnutrition. Regardless of the nature of problems related to tooth loss, dental implants may provide a simple remedy with proven results.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. It is important to let your dental surgeon know all about your medical status (past and present) together with all medications you are taking, whether prescribed, alternative (herbal) or over-the-counter.

Where and how implants are placed requires a detailed assessment of your overall mouth and jaws within which the teeth function. This will necessitate compiling records that include study models of your mouth and bite, and specialized radiographs (x-rays), which may include 3D scans known as computerized tomograms (CT scans). Planning with the help of computer imaging ensures that dental implants can be placed in exactly the right position in the bone.

How are dental implants placed and who places them?

It takes a dental team to assess and plan dental implant placement and restoration ? the fabrication of the crowns, bridgework or dentures that attach atop the implants and are visible in your mouth. Our team consists of Dr. Ali Osman EMİROĞLU who is an oral surgeon and master of implant dentistry with advanced training in implant surgery; a restorative dentist, who plans and places the tooth restorations; and a dental laboratory technician who fabricates them.

Placing dental implants requires a surgical procedure in which precision channels are created in the jawbone, often using a surgical guide. The implants are then fitted into the sites so that they are in intimate contact with the bone. They generally require two to six months to fuse to the bone before they can have tooth restorations attached to them to complete the process.

What are the options for implant tooth replacement?

 

FAST & FIXED

 

Fast and Fixed Technique has been developed for edentulous patients to have fixed prosthetics on the same day of their implant placement procedure. So this method gives a chance to patients to have their dreams come true. The patient can leave the surgery in a couple of hours with a fixed prosthesis placed on the new implants even with a small amount of extra cost.  

Benefits of This Treatment:
? Prosthesis is tightly screwed on the dental implants.
? Immediate fixed temporary prosthesis can be used at the same day
? Permanent dental implants for life long
? It can be prevented from possible future bone loss In most of the cases.  

Requirements:
? Edentulous jaw
? If there are teeth need to be extracted, it can be done with implant replacement at the same session.
? Cysts in the jaws and periodontal diseases must have treated before the procedure.
? Bone augmentation can be necessary if the patient has advanced osteoporosis.

The Method:
6 to 8 implants should have placed in upper jaw while 4 to 6 is enough for lower jaw.
Long term temporary fixed prosthesis is placed and screwed on top of the new implants at the same day.
Our dentists recommend you to take one week off for this procedure.
Long term temporary fixed prosthesis is going to be replaced in 3 or 6 months with a fixed permanent prosthesis.

Single Tooth Replacement:Immediately (at the same time an implant is placed) or after a period of healing, an abutment is attached to the implant. This is a device that “abuts” or joins the implant to a tooth form called a crown, which replaces the tooth part you see in the mouth. It will hold a custom-made crown that the dental laboratory will fabricate and match to your existing teeth. The custom crown is cemented or screwed onto the abutment to permanently keep it in place. Once the crown is in place, it should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Fixed Multiple Tooth Replacement: As with single tooth replacement, temporary healing caps or abutments may be placed on multiple implants until the healing phase is complete. After healing, permanent abutments are attached to the implants. They can attach to custom-made crowns or bridgework that a dental laboratory will fabricate to match your existing teeth. In the final step, the custom bridge, which will replace multiple teeth, is cemented or screwed onto the abutments. The teeth have been replaced without disturbing the healthy teeth next to them, and bone loss has been halted.

Removable Implant-Supported Tooth Replacement: If all of your lower  teeth are missing, depending on the design of the removable restoration, two to six implants may be used to support a lower denture. If all of your upper teeth are missing, a minimum of four implants may be used to support an upper denture. Removable dentures are often used to replace extensive tooth, bone and gum-tissue loss, thus providing support for the facial skeleton, lip and cheeks. A new denture can have attachments that snap or clip it into place on the implants or a custom made, milled bar can be fabricated to create additional strength and support for the restoration. Design variations are often related to your bone density and number of implants present; your dentist will discuss these options during your consultation. A significant advantage of a removable denture is facilitating the cleaning of the dental implants.

Advantages of Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.

  • A Reliable Alternative
  • Naturally replaces missing teeth
  • Supports a single or full bridge
  • Eliminates the need for a partial removable denture
  • Helps prevent bone loss and gum recession
  • Makes it easier to chew, eat, talk and smile!
  • Fuses to living bone for that real tooth feel
  • Makes dentures more comfortable and secure
  • Eliminates messy denture glues and pastes
  • Eliminates wrinkles on your face giving you a younger appearance
  • Requires no adhesives, removals, soaking or cleaning
  • Provides a reliable, long-term dental solution that can last a lifetime!

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