Nowadays, at the last point in implant treatment, patients can now be implanted on the same day and prostheses can be made. In patients who have no teeth in their mouths, fixed implants can be made by applying 4 implants to the lower jaw and upper jaw, or 6 implants to the lower jaw. Even if the patient has removable prostheses; by adapting them to newly constructed implants, we are able to use them as fixed and temporary prostheses for 2-3 months, which is the period of fusion with the bone. After 2-3 months, permanent prostheses are made.
This can be done in case of a single tooth or multiple teeth. Sometimes for trauma or other reasons, especially the anterior teeth of the patients may go to extraction. In such cases, we can temporarily use the patient's own tooth together with implant treatment.
The number of implants is determined by the number of missing teeth, the age of the patient, the bone structure of the patient and the length of the axis. Thus, while the patient does not suffer toothlessness while waiting for the fusion process of the implant, he completes the waiting period with fixed temporary (non-inserted) teeth.
Implant treatment is performed under local anesthesia and only by numbing the area where the treatment will be performed. With a small incision in the gum where the implant is to be placed, a small cavity is made in the bone with the tools specially developed for this task and fixed by placing the implant into this cavity. At the end of the procedure, the incision in the gingiva is closed by suturing. All of these procedures are short-term surgical procedures without any difficulties and pain for the patient under local anesthesia. Patients do not have any significant complaints after the operation. Rarely swelling of the cheeks may occur. All possible complaints last a maximum of 1-2 days.
Implants are made of titanium, are light, strong and body-compatible materials. Therefore, they are not toxic but do not create an allergy risk. However, implantation is not indicated if the patient has allergies to titanium. The brand of the implants, sterilization of the environment, and the expertise of the physician in this field are an important factor in the fusion of the implant with bone.
Implants developed in the 80s are now spread around 600 brands worldwide. Unfortunately, with the commercialization of the implant sector, patients are also confused. Multiple choices are offered to the patient who goes to a clinic for an implant. This can confuse patients and sometimes make choices by simply looking at the price. However, SOLVO, which is part of the top dental companies in the World, recommends that patients and distributors conduct research on the knowledge and certification of materials to eliminate this confusion.