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Dental Implants FAQ

Who can apply implants?

A prosthesis specialist and a surgeon are needed to plan, apply and form the structure of an implant. Implant application can be done without any specialist, for that your dentist has to have joined training programs about the subject.

Are implants always successful?

Various implants have been in use since 1950s. Success rate has reached %95 with the help of technological advancements in materials and process.

Is it possible for the implant to fall or not hold?

This is seen very rarely. Since the use of titanium which is very adaptable in implants, acceptance rates have grown up to %99. If it is seen that the implant isn’t cemented during the healing process it is gently removed letting the tissue heal and another implant is put in place.

Can anyone have implants?

Usually anyone who has a tooth pulled is a candidate for implants. But there may be special cases. Some chronically illnesses, extreme smoking and drug addictiveness are not suitable cases. After a detailed examination, related info will be given by your dentist.

Will people know I have implants?

Today’s technology can make you feel as if the applied teeth is your own and also it will look and feel like a natural teeth. But most patients are so happy with their implants, they tell everyone about this.

How long does the treatment take?

Although it depends on the implant type and treatment, it may require between a few weeks and six months. If bone graft is needed it may take a longer time.

Is there any pain or disturbance?

Placing the implants is a small procedure. Most patients say that it is less painful than tooth pulling. With modern local anesthesia and a good post operation care your disturbance will be at minimum level. If necessary some sedatives can be used to decrease your stress or full anesthesia can be applied.

I still have some of my teeth, can I have implants?

Yes you can, this is not an obstacle. It is possible to get implants for one teeth or the whole mouth.

Can implants always be applied on lost tooth?

This depends on your jaw bones. Your dentist will if you have sufficient bone level after a radiographic examination. If not it may not be possible without graft (bone dust) treatment.

What must I do after the operation?

After the operation your dentist will give you some antibiotics and painkillers or will instruct you to use these medicines before the operation. At the same day, you must not smoke, exert yourself or drive. Consume only soft food and do not gargle with the treated area. You also have to take care of your mouth care and brush your teeth without traumatizing the treated area. You also must use clorhexidine mouthwash with the approval of your dentist for nearly a week.

What happens after the implants are placed?

After the implants are placed, osseointegration process (bonding of implants with the bone) follows and this usually takes around 3 months for lower jaw and 6 months for upper jaw.
If the implanted area is a cosmetically important area or involves more than one teeth iy might be necessary to use prosthesis (full dentures) or if you are already using prosthesis you may continue to use them after some small alterations.

Are implants difficult to clean and care for?

No, but for a long and successful restoration, they must cleaned very well. For a good care your dentist will instruct you about the special conditions. Caring for your implants is not very different from natural teeth. But there can be areas that are hard to reach and clean which can be cleaned with different techniques.

Can I remove the teeth made on implants?

Most prosthesis over implants can only be removed by your dentist. Only some kind of full dentures which are made on ball or bar attachments can be removed by the patient.

Will my implants be seen?

Your dentist will make your implant not seen when you move your lips or tongue so it won’t effect your daily life cosmetically.

Do I have to get an implant for each lost teeth?

No, this is only for when you have only one lost teeth. Usually, we want to support the loss with as many implants as your jaw bone lets. For a jaw with all teeth gone 5-6 implants will be sufficient while 2 implants and a bridge over them will enough for a 3 teeth loss.

What happens if I have an accident?

During an accident not only your implants but our teeth may get hurt too. If you want to decrease the risk, training or have a job that involves moving objects near your face, your dentist can make you a transparent plaque to wear over your teeth.
If your implant is damaged in any way, instead of removing the implant another implant can be placed to the nearest hollow area and use prosthesis again (This is done as much as your jaws and tooth structure lets.)

Are implants expensive?

When thinking of the advantages the price is worth it, although comparing with other methods it may look expensive. Under normal circumstances, you will not pay much more than a bridge prosthesis. In the long run, they have more success more useful and have a better performance/price range.
Cheaper solutions have some disadvantages too. During traditional bridge prosthesis 2 neighboring teeth are cut to be smaller which show that implants are good for the remaining teeth’s health. Besides only 2 implants can stop full dentures from moving out with tongue movements. This is a benefit that increases the quality of our daily life letting us eat and speak easier and causing fewer disturbances.

What do I have to know before starting and implant treatment?

First of all, you have to know about the treatment plan, how many implants you will need, what kinds of prosthesis will be used.
It will be in your benefit to;
Ask for the dentist’s experience about the process, education and specialties,
To ask for the total price of implants and the price of prosthesis in the following 3-6 months,
It will be good for you to search if you have other alternatives than implants and if there are any, the price and duration of the treatment.
We advise you not to go start it if the answers you got don’t satisfy you, because in this treatment where you will spend a lot of time and money, trust is very important.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses any dental procedure that improves the overall aesthetics (look) of your smile. A smile improvement is often known as a "smile makeover".

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