Implants are artificial dental roots and are the best alternatives of natural teeth. Taking the places of natural teeth, they offer us safe and long-term solutions. Implants, which are made of biocompatible materials, are similar to hip replacement implants and orthopedic materials and serve as reinforcement and supporting material to the crowns and dental bridges, and palatal prosthesis used by dentists.
Many implant patients report that thanks to this treatment system not only their smiles and looks but also their lives as a whole have changed positively. Besides all these, there are numerous reasons why such a treatment is preferred:
Implants give you the aesthetical natural look of your own teeth.They function just as efficiently as natural teeth without making you feel any different.With implants the patient is able to feed and chew without having to follow any compulsory dietary programs and also without suffering from any pain or ache.Implants save you from the smell and taste of prosthesis adhesives since the prosthesis is attached to the implant without any need for chemical adhesives.Therefore, implants enable you to really enjoy what you eat while experiencing the actual taste without any external disturbance.What’s more implants conserve and retain your jaw bone structure; thus preventing your facial structure from altering or agitation. They prevent or diminish osteolysis (jaw bone decay) which deteriorate your jaw structure; therfore saving you from further plastic surgeries.
Implants can be applied to patients who suffer from loss of one or more teeth.
While on-implant prostheses replace natural teeth, ithey form a natural structure. The healthy teeth remain untouched whereas the missing ones are completed. Implants, compared to all other types of prostheses, are much more durable. They remove the negative psychological effects of missing teeth and provide the patient with self-confidence and comfort.
By using the appropriate surgical techniques the gingiva is drilled open and the implants are bored into the recipient jaw bone after the width and depth of the hole is checked ad controlled. This process takes approximately 30-60 minutes and is followed by the closing of the drilled hole and the healing period which lasts about 3 months
At this stage prosthetic tooth or teeth is attached to the implant. The implants replace the missing tooth or teeth; they can even replace cases where all teeth on the arch are missing.