An Implant is an artificial tooth root placed in the jawbone to restore the function and aesthetics of missing teeth. For this reason, in the area where the implant is intended to be placed, the jawbone must have the height and width to accept this implant screw. Bone quality is also one of the factors affecting implant success. In addition, before treatment and as long as the implant remains in the mouth, the gums should be completely healthy.
Losing your perfect smile due to a lack of one or two teeth can lead to depression and a loss of confidence. This, in turn, can affect your work and personal life. Dental implants are generally known to be effective in improving patient morale and overall confidence. Since there is no noticeable difference between the patient’s tooth and the natural tooth after treatment, it actually positively affects the physical appearance. As soon as one tooth is missing, the balance in your entire tooth structure begins to deteriorate. The resulting cavity causes the remaining teeth to tilt and slide as a result of chewing. Especially if the distorted structure of the teeth affects the patient’s ability to chew, it can lead to more oral problems. The loss of more than one tooth over the years also begins with the loss of the jawbone.
If all your teeth are intact, you have no idea how painful it is to sink the hard part of bread or food into an area with a lack of teeth. We can say that this is a bad feeling, and almost every time you eat, this pain is felt at least once. He says he even gave up his favorite foods to avoid this pain when people eat. In a way, losing your ability to chew food properly can potentially prevent you from enjoying a part of your life. We can say that this occurs at almost every meal. That’s why it’s not uncommon to see patients give up meat and other previously beloved food sources to get rid of constant pain and discomfort. In a way, losing your ability to chew food properly can potentially prevent you from enjoying a very large part of your life. For this reason, if missing teeth can be made in the fastest way, it is necessary to complete them with implants or other treatment methods.
As can be seen from these definitions, the main difference that distinguishes implant prostheses from crowns and bridges is that this method of treatment is independent of other teeth or the natural root of the tooth. The biggest disadvantage of Dental bridges is the damage it causes to the teeth to be supported. If the Implant is made, the existing teeth are not damaged, since the teeth are restored individually, individually covered, the difficulty of obtaining support from neighboring tissues is eliminated, and these teeth do not need to be cut and reduced. The Implant is placed only in the area of the missing tooth, and when an implant is placed on it, the teeth on the side are protected. Although Implant application may seem more expensive than alternative methods, it will be seen that it meets its price given its advantages. For example, the fee to be paid when applying a classic bridge prosthesis may be less than that of the implant, but given that the teeth in front of and behind the lost tooth are not reduced, as well as the long-term success of the implant is much higher than in other treatments.
If the patient’s general health condition is appropriate, implants can be applied to everyone. In patients with good general health, there is no upper age limit that will interfere with the implant. Only very young patients whose bone development has not been completed should be expected to complete puberty. Another criterion about which treatment is more advantageous is the health status of the patient’s other teeth. Before deciding whether to make a bridge or implant, the dentist should look at the condition of the other teeth in the mouth and make his decision accordingly. But it may not be reasonable to implant directly into teeth that can be saved with a simple root canal treatment. As we have always stated, no artificial technology can replace a natural tooth root. For this reason, the patient and doctor should decide together which of the specified treatment methods to apply.