What are dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth (crown), bridge or even an over-denture. Dental implants are made of pure titanium, a material that is completely bio-compatible (compatible with body tissues) and actually integrates with the surrounding bone and becomes part of the body. Dental implants are an effective, safe and predictable solution to the problems resulting from missing teeth.
Why choose Dis 212 Clinic?
Dental Implant Treatment is a particular area of experience at the Dis 212 Clinic. Our dental specialists have completed thousands of implant treatments successfully. We are one of the few dental clinics to have a dental CT scanner. This enables us to avoid damage to important nerves in the jaws and to the sinuses. The CT scanner allows us to diagnose with accuracy if your bone is suitable for implants.
Why should teeth be replaced?
Apart from being able to smile, eat, and speak better; dental implants prevent the onset of poor facial profile due to the loss of bone mass in your jawbone. Dental Implants prevent bone loss by transmitting load forces during the chewing process down into the jawbone. The jawbone reacts to this loading by increasing the bone density. Dental Implants are well known in their ability to stop bone loss and restore facial skeletal structure while significantly improving digestion.
There are many unfavorable consequences from loss of teeth without replacement:
- Migration of adjacent teeth: when there is a gap, opposing teeth may over-erupt adjacent teeth migrate towards the empty spaces resulting in food trapping and possible decay
- Difficulty of chewing : missing teeth can cause insufficient chewing function that could possibly result in indigestion
- Poor appearance & bone loss: loss of youthful appearance and facial structure due to bone resorption
- Loss of lip support
- Poor speech : difficulty in speaking especially if front teeth are missing
Am I a candidate for dental Implants?
Dental implants are the best option for people of all ages in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to an accident, gum disease, injury, or some other reason. It is important that you have enough dental bone to support the implant. There are some health conditions which warrant special consideration. Certain chronic diseases, heavy smoking, or alcohol abuse may contraindicate implant treatment. After careful evaluation of your health history, our dentists will alert you to any conditions that may effect your treatment. Please remember, age is not a factor.
Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support an implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Our implantologist will assess you and advise you if additional bone mass is needed. It may be necessary for them to perform an artificial bone replacement or sinus lift in order for the implant to be placed.
What are some of the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implant restorations can provide a natural feel and appearance, so you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Perhaps you hide your smile because you are embarrassed by your missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, implants could be the answer. Dental implants are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures.
- Renewed ability to chew and speak properly
- Restoration of facial aesthetics
- Preservation of remaining jaw bone structure
- Recovery of the natural appearance and function of teeth
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
Dental Implant Procedure?
Dental Implant treatment is arranged in the following steps:
- Insertion of the Implant
• Healing of the gum
• Exposure of the Implant site
• Taking the impression
• Insertion of crown and bridge or over-denture
The placement of the implant is followed by a healing period of normally between 2 and 4 months in which the bone bonds to the implant. If sinus lift or artificial bone replacement is necessary the healing period is likely to be longer.
At the end of the healing period, a return visit of between 5 and 15 days is required for the fitting of Porcelain or Zirconium Crowns. Many patients can divide the second stage into two parts, with a 1-2 week break in between.
Is there pain or discomfort?
The dental implants are placed using a simple local anaesthetic. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated so far.
Will I be without replacement teeth at any time?
There are several different ways to get temporary teeth during the healing period. Most people just wear their existing denture during this time. Some people have been without teeth for a long time and so are happy to go without temporaries for a few months. For those who are not it is usually possible to get fixed or removable temporary teeth. Fixed temporaries are more expensive as they are dental bridges bonded to the adjacent teeth. Removable temporary dentures may be made by our well-shaped/sterile laboratory or you may use your existing dentures with a little adjustment during the healing phase.
How long does the treatment take?
For a single implant placement, we normally require one appointment time of approximately 15 minutes. If the patient requires multiple implants we normally need a few appointments over a few days.
How long will my implants last?
Under proper conditions and with diligent oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Cost of Dental Implants?
Our implant prices are typically 40-70% lower than in the patient’s own country. Patients regularly travel to the Dis 212 Clinic in Turkey to take advantage of the huge savings available.
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