Your own teeth and molars have roots, which are stuck in your jawbone. Implants are artificial roots and are placed in the jaw to replace natural roots. The implants themselves are therefore not visible and function in the same way as your own natural roots. You don’t feel implants. You don’t feel the difference between a natural root with a crown or an implant with a crown. So very natural! Premium Dental Turkey is offering maximum quality dental treatment with minimum price.
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The complete implant treatment consists of a number of steps that we explain below:
The consultation is the first step in the entire treatment process. The practitioner takes an OPG photo (an X-ray where the lower and upper jaw are visible in a photo) and, if necessary, other X-rays. The practitioner will perform an oral examination and you can discuss complaints and problems. It is important that you share your current and past health status with the practitioner so that the practitioner can suggest appropriate solutions.
If the practitioner has sufficient information, he/she can discuss possible solutions with you. Ask about the advantages and disadvantages of the various solutions, so that you are well informed to make the right choice for you. The practitioner will draw up a treatment plan with you, which determines where implants will be placed and whether additional interventions are needed with regard to the jaw bone.
Placement of implants:
Placing implants is a fairly simple process that takes place under local anaesthetic. When the anesthetic has taken effect, a small incision will be made in the gums. In this way the jawbone is reached. A small hole is drilled in the jawbone and drilled to the desired thickness and length. This depends on the size of the implant to be placed. An implant varies from approx. 3mm to 5mm in diameter and approx. 7mm to 16mm in length.
Once the implant is placed in the jawbone, it is closed with a temporary healing cap. It is important that you do not perform any strenuous activities such as sports, heavy lifting, etc. for the first 2-3 days and you must maintain your oral hygiene.
If dissolvable sutures have not been used, the sutures will be removed after approx. 1 week.
Healing period: the healing can begin:
In order for the implant to properly grow into the jawbone, a healing period is necessary. This rest period varies from 6 weeks to 6 months. A number of factors determine this large time difference, such as the individual recovery capacity, the type of implant used and in which position in the jaw the implant is placed.
Whether the implant is placed in the lower or upper jaw is the biggest determining factor. The bone in the lower jaw is, on average, much harder and denser in structure. This has the advantage that implants grow faster. The bone in the upper jaw is less hard and more porous, which means that it takes longer and more time to bond.
Depending on the individual situation, a temporary replacement will be placed during the healing period. This can be the original dentures being adjusted or a temporary crown or bridge construction. This means you do not have to be toothless during the healing period.
Crafting Your New Teeth:
Manufacturing your new teeth, such as a crown, bridge or denture, is a phase that consists of a number of steps. Your new teeth are made in a dental laboratory. The type of facility also determines the number of steps. Take into account 2-5 times that you have to go back to your practitioner or to your own dentist. Your practitioner will discuss this with you so that you know where you stand.
Placing Your New Teeth:
Once the implants have properly bonded into your jawbone and your new teeth are ready, they can be placed. The temporary healing cap is removed and your new teeth are attached to the implant. Let the free laughter begin.
The treatment is almost complete and concludes with a very important part of the entire treatment. The aftercare. An implant needs good oral hygiene to be durable. You must maintain your teeth as if they were your own natural teeth. Discuss with your practitioner how you can best do this in your situation. Good oral hygiene is required for long and trouble-free dental care! Also with implants!
How long will the treatment take:
In the case of a lower jaw, the treatment can take a total of about 3 months. And about 8 months in the case of the upper jaw. This depends on the recovery capacity of your jawbone and the prosthetic device you receive. In the most advantageous starting position, a treatment will last a total of 3 months.
The treatment will have 5 phases, each with its own duration. The period between the phases depends on your treatment plan and your ability to recover.