Dental Implant Treatment Stages
Implant treatments consist of two stages: the surgical stage and the superstructure stage.
The surgical procedure, which is the time for the implant to be placed in the bone, is normally approximately 15 minutes for an implant. Total operating time; It depends on some criteria such as the condition of your bone and the number of implants to be placed or the compliance of the patient.
Dental implants are placed in the jawbone under local anesthesia. Therefore, you will not feel pain during the operation. You may feel pain when the anesthesia wears off 3-4 hours after the operation. This pain level can vary from person to person, and it is not in the form of unbearable pain. Of course, your doctor will prescribe painkillers to reduce these pains.
An average of 2 to 4 months is waited after the implants are surgically placed. This waiting period is the time required for the implant called “osteointegration” to biologically fuse with the jawbone. Implant means the root part of the tooth.
If necessary, your temporary tooth is made during this 2-4 month waiting period. Brush your teeth ideally during this 2-4 month waiting period ..
After this period, the second stage, the superstructure phase, is completed in an average of two weeks. The teeth to be made on the root implant have been planned before the implant is placed in your mouth. For this, 3-dimensional planning systems are also used if necessary. Upper crown structure is one of the most important factors in the success of the implant in the future, in the long term.
What will I pay attention to for the care of my implants?
First of all, your oral hygiene is very important. Just as it is important for your natural teeth. Otherwise, you will lose your natural teeth as well as your implants. If you do not make a meticulous brushing on your implants, your own teeth and gums, swelling, redness and bleeding will start on your gums as a result of bacterial attack. This is followed by bone resorption and destruction continues until the implant is lost. If you have your own teeth in your mouth besides implants, your teeth will have decay and gum problems in the first place, and you will lose them.
As a person who has already decided to have an implant, it means that you will be able to easily achieve hygiene with the importance and awareness you give yourself. We anticipate that you will be a problem-free implant patient with a little training and routine checks given by your doctor. Another important issue is smoking. You should not smoke, especially as it will negatively affect the recovery after the operation.