What is tooth implantation ?
Dental implant represents a dental procedure aimed at replacing a missing natural tooth or teeth. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you may feel uncomfortable due to your appearance, especially when you smile. For people who have lost teeth due to disease or injury, dental implants are an ideal choice due to their durability. When dental implants are properly cared for with hygiene, they provide a long-term solution. Dental implants improve your smile and boost your self-confidence.
Dental implants are one of the most preferable dental procedures. A dental implant is an artificial root of a tooth (made of titanium) that is inserted into the jawbone instead of a missing tooth. Then, a dental crown is attached to it via an abutment (a small connector between the implant and the crown).
The structure of a dental implant consists of two parts: the implant itself and the abutment. Practically every person sooner or later faces the need to remove a tooth. The procedure is performed depending on the condition of your jawbone and the number of missing teeth.
Titanium is a metal that has a color similar to steel but is lighter and exceptionally hard. Its properties allow for effective integration with bone, making rejection of the implant rare. This process of integration is called osseointegration and it is highly biocompatible. During the process of osseointegration, bone cells attach themselves to the surface of the implant, gradually integrating it with the jawbone. Titanium implants are a cost-effective and effective option for tooth replacement.
Zirconium implants are a newer generation of implants designed to increase the strength of titanium implants, particularly in cases where the jawbone is narrow. Zirconium is also used as a dental coating because it is white, which is similar to the natural color of teeth and reflects light, making it aesthetically beneficial. In addition to being durable, zirconium implants do not wear down or leave a metallic taste in the mouth. They also do not change color over time and do not harm the body.
What to expect
Implant treatment is suitable for individuals over the age of 18, who have completed the development of their jaw and face. Prior to treatment, x-rays are taken to determine whether the jaw structure is suitable for the implant. Diabetic patients should have their disease under control before treatment. Blood thinners should be discontinued before treatment. Patients with bone loss can undergo implant treatment after receiving appropriate treatment.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. But your oral hygiene plays an important role in the durability of your teeth implants. The more you care about your teeth’s hygiene, the longer will be the life of your implant.
Dental implant is an easy, safe outpatient procedure. You can go back to work right after the procedure.
Yes. Dental implants are done for both medical and aesthetic reasons. Our talented dentists will satisfy your cosmetic needs as well by improving the appearance of your teeth
Dental implant is done by two appointments. One is for consultation and preparation and the other one is for implant. Each appointment takes 2-3 hours.
Yes. Teeth implants are used to improve chewing ability as well. After your dental implants, you will enjoy any food that you want to with no restriction or hesitation.
Yes. Your substitute tooth or teeth will be implemented by considering your desired color and shape. If you don’t like either the color or the shape of your natural teeth, they will be corrected accordingly.
Dental implants have been around and have been used for a very long time. In this time, implant technology has advanced remarkably. Today, dental implants are revolutionary devices that expert professionals put in place. Implants are one of the most dependable ways to restore lost teeth.
You will have a natural looking and natural feeling tooth in the place of your missing one. Dental implants protect your bone structure preventing potential future problems. They are long lasting, even lifelong, as well as they are functional and aesthetical.
If you have missing teeth or problems with chewing or biting, or if you lost your self-esteem because you don’t want to have missing teeth, you can choose dental implants and get rid of all of these problems.
No. A dental implant procedure is not a treatment to be afraid of. Implants are performed easily and painlessly with local or general anesthesia in a hygienic environment. Only small pain can be expected on the first and second day.