Implants are root shaped arificial tooth roots made of titanium; placed in the jaw bone with an easy operation.
Titanium is a material tissue friend material. It attaches as celluler to the bone where the operation is done by creating special bond with bone. When the process is completed (in 2-6 month), the prothesis preparation begins. Doubtless, implant is the best alternative to a natural tooth.
How Much Time Does The Implant Treatment Take?
Operation takes between half an hour to a few hours depending on the patient's condition or the number of implants. After surgery, osteointegration (integration of the implant and jaw bone) takes approximately 2-6 months.
If it is necessary, during this period you can use a temporary prosthesis. When the osteointegration is over, implants are prepared.
Will There Be Pain?
Operations will be performed under local or general anesthesia according to the doctors and patient's preference. As in every surgical intervention, a little pain can be expected . Anesthesia and sedation during surgery will prevent the disease almost completely. After surgery, there may be pain similar to tooth extraction .Thus your doctor will advise you some drugs.
We urge you to ask our other patients how they feel after implant operation. Our doctors and office team are always by your side to make you feel comfortable.
Is It An Expensive Treatment?
Implant dentistry and its routine applications are more complicated and the treatment process is longer. In addition, the materials are valuable. Thus implant applications require higher expenditure. But one should not forget that the best results, both in terms of function and esthetics are achieved with implants.
Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
The procedure can take several visits. During the first visit, an anchor is placed into the jawbone and the site is allowed to heal for several weeks or months. This gives your tissue time to grow around the anchor to more firmly hold it in place. During a follow-up visit, an artificial, natural-looking tooth is fitted over the implanted anchor.