Nowadays, dental implant, which is the process of forming the artificial tooth nearest to your own tooth, is one of the most successful applications with a success rate of over 95% instead of the lost tooth. Dental implants that are very close to the natural teeth in terms of image and function make you feel like your own teeth while eating, talking and smiling. Every adult over 30 is losing at least 1 permanent tooth. But formerly often the preferred dental bridge application causes damage to adjacent teeth. Implant does not harm other teeth, it also prevent to the deterioration of dental health. It prevents bone melting due to missing teeth in the jawbone. Implant is useful not only for image and functionality but also for protecting oral health. The success rate of the implant is nearly 100 percent compared to the dentures and dental bridge applications, which are the other methods used in the treatment of missing teeth. I would like to focus on some of the questions that I often encounter about the implant.

How long does a dental implant procedure take ?

One of the preconceptions about implant is the long duration of treatment. After completion of all examination and imaging procedures, the implantation time of an implant does not exceed 15-20 minutes in all patients with adequate bone density. After an average of 3 months of implantation period, the implant is placed on the jawbone of the implant placed as an artificial root.

Does dental implant treatment hurt ?

Another preconception about implants is that implant treatment is painful.  But the patient doesn’t feel the pain because the treatment applied with local anaesthesia. After the implantation, there may be pain similar to pain after tooth extraction for a maximum of 1 to 2 days, but this does not happen in every patient. During this time, you can use the painkillers your doctor will recommend you to continue your daily life.

Does it cause allergies in gums ?

The implant is made of titanium. It is biologically compatible and does not cause allergies.

Do I have a problem with chewing and speaking after treatment ?

Especially for the first week, I recommend that you do not eat hard foods with the implanted side of your mouth. After the tissues are completely healed, there is no problem. Your speech is not affected by treatment.

I smoke, am I able to get dental implants ?

Unfortunately, smoking is an important factor affecting oral health as well as all body health. Patients who smoke are able to get implants, but the success rate is 2-3 times less than non-smokers.

Do dental implants require special care ?

Daily oral hygiene is very important for your implant teeth as well as for your teeth. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing and using mouthwash is also enough to care for your implant teeth.