Dental Implants have revolutionized the fields of prosthodontic and cosmetic dentistry since they were first introduced. Prior to this technology, people relied entirely on complete dentures, partial dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth in their oral cavity. While these treatments may have restored function and aesthetics to some degree, Dental Implants opened up a whole different world of possibilities.
An implant is made up of two or three components depending upon the system/manufacturing company. However, the main parts include the Crown, which replaces the once visible portion of the natural tooth, and the Implant, which takes the place of the root. Prior to the surgery, the patient is given anaesthesia to eliminate any chances of discomfort and pain. An incision is made on the ridge, and through this incision, the Implant is drilled deep below the gum. Underneath the gum, this Implant undergoes a process known as Osseo-Integration, whereby it fuses with the surrounding jaw bone. This fusion gives a strong anchor, or foundation to the whole Implant. A Crown is then fabricated using Porcelain, which matches the colour and contour of the natural teeth in the oral cavity. It is then placed atop the Implant. This procedure may take up to two or three appointments to complete.
While the surgery may seem invasive, new systems and instruments have considerably reduced chair-time for patients, and the procedure relatively simple for dental surgeons. Bone grafting procedures have made it possible for patients with inadequate bone to also get implants for the replacement of a single tooth, or multiple missing teeth. Additionally, all leading dental surgeons offer consultation sessions to patients in order to address any concerns or queries they may have prior to the procedure.
Dental Implants, typically fabricated using Porcelain and Titanium, offer countless advantages in dental restorative as well as cosmetic aspects. They are 100% biocompatible, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and non-irritant to the oral mucosa. They are much easier to maintain and clean, as compared to dentures and bridges. They restore a patient’s ability to bite, chew, speak and smile properly without ever having to worry about adhesives, displacement issues, or secondary infections as long as they maintain good oral hygiene.
At DentSpa, we offer single implants, as well as multiple implants designed to support complete dentures. If you have been experiencing problems because of missing teeth and wish to have them restored in the best possible way, give us a call to book an appointment with the leading implant specialists in Turkey today!
Advantages of Opting for Dental Implants
There are countless benefits and merits of opting for dental implants over, for instance, dentures or bridges for the replacement of missing teeth in the oral cavity. These include both, restorative as well as aesthetic advantages, a few of which include:
- Unmatched Strength and Resilience: Dental Implants are fabricated using one of the strongest pure metals, Titanium. This metal has a number of impressive properties such as corrosion resistance, ductility, low density and high strength. It is also non-magnetic and does not conduct heat or electricity. These properties make it the material of choice to be placed in a delicate, sensitive environment such as the oral cavity.
- Non-Toxic: Many people show concern about Titanium, a metal, being placed in direct contact with soft tissues. It has scientifically been proven that this element is completely safe, non-irritant and non-toxic for living organisms. Even when ingested, the metal does not get absorbed into the blood stream or body, and passes out without harming it in any way.
- Bone Strength and Integrity: The threads of an implant fuse with the surrounding bone – which is the basic principle upon which the surgery is based. This fusion not only offers support to the implant but also strengthens the bone, thus preventing it from degenerating. If a dental socket is left empty and untreated for a long duration of time, the bone begins to resorb causing the thinning of the jaw line. This can also lead to the loosening of facial muscles over time.
- Masticatory Function: Because they are so strong, implants allow patients to eat, bite and chew just about any form of food without worrying about fracturing the prosthesis. On the other hand, with dentures and bridges, patients are advised to remain cautious when consuming hard foods.
- Outstanding Aesthetics: No other form of missing tooth replacement can match to the aesthetic properties offered by implants. The Porcelain used to fabricate the crown is made to match the exact shade and morphology of the natural teeth in the oral cavity. To an untrained eye, an implant in the mouth looks exactly like any other tooth, perhaps even better!
- Denture Support: For patients who do not have any teeth left in the oral cavity, implants offer an excellent solution. It is procedure that combines the restorative properties of complete dentures and dental implants. The All-On-4, or All-On-6 implant systems are designed to retain dentures, holding them firmly in place and preventing their dislodgement on the upper and lower jaws. This restores an edentulous patient’s ability to speak, smile and eat once again without any problems!