Can implants be applied in edentulous mouths?
Today, within the framework of the latest developments in technology in dentistry practice, implant treatments have also become easier. In edentulous mouths, long waiting times are not required after placing the implants when the bone allows. Even with some special techniques, such as the All on Four technique, implants can be placed on the same day and patients can leave the clinic with temporary fixed prostheses.
What is the All on Four Technique?
All on Four Techniqueği is a system based on the application of the prosthesis on the same day following the placement of the implant in the completely edentulous jaw. Thus, great comfort is provided to the patient who leaves the clinic with temporary fixed bridges supported by implants within a few hours. Since these prostheses are firmly screwed to the implants, the problems to be experienced with removable temporary prostheses are also avoided.
Under which conditionscan the All on Four Technique be applied?
In patients with a completely edentulous jaw or their existing teeth for various reasons All on Four Technique can be applied after the planned treatments are completed (such as gingival treatments) in patients who need to be removed. In some cases, if the bone volume or gingiva is insufficient for implant placement, additional treatments (such as bone and gingival graft applications) can be performed in the areas where the implant is planned.
All on Four Techniqueğhowil applie?
4-6 implants are placed in the upper jaw and 4 implants in the lower jaw. The long-term temporary bridge is screwed onto the implants within the same day. After about three or six months, long-term temporary bridges are removed and permanent prostheses (fixed bridge prostheses) are started to be used.
How to Care for Implants?
Since implants do not have a tooth-like message, they do not show the symptoms of problems seen after a long time. That’s why regular checkups are important.
Special care of hybrid prostheses:
- Mouthwash, interface brush, toothbrush
- Maintenance of fixed bonded implant-supported prostheses:
- Interface brush, toothbrush
- Removable prosthesis care on removable implants:
- Toothbrush, denture cleaning tablets
WHAT DOES IMPLANT APPLICATION MEAN?
Implants are placed in the jawbone in order to restore the function and aesthetics of missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots made of titanium. Implants placed in the jawbone with a simple operation can be used to support not only fixed dentures, but also removable dentures or in cases where there is no tooth left in the mouth.
What kind of problems will occur if the missing teeth in the mouth are not completed?
The teeth in the mouth are exposed to force every time we eat. They all meet this force together, but in the presence of missing teeth, the load of other teeth increases. And they also start to have problems gradually. Since the missing area is tried to be covered by the other teeth, the teeth adjacent to the gap lie sideways, while the upper tooth extends into the gap. When the deficiency is completed, these problems disappear. The life of the teeth in the mouth is extended.
When should implantation be done?
Replacing the lost tooth is important for the health and function of the surrounding teeth and the entire chewing system. When a tooth is lost, rapid bone resorption begins in the area of the jawbone where that tooth is embedded. For this reason, a dentist should be consulted for the implant procedure as soon as possible after the teeth are extracted.
Is implant application applied to every patient? Is it possible for the body not to accept the implant?
- In uncontrolled systemic diseases (Diabetes, Heart diseases..)
- In those using bisphosphonates due to menopause
- In patients who have recently received radiotherapy and chemotherapy
- Can be applied after taking precautions in excessive smoking.
- Vitamin D deficiencies
- It is not possible for the body to reject the implant, but in rare cases, an unexplained problem may occur in the implants and may need to be reapplied.
THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED AFTER IMPLANT SURGERY
- Never try to open and see the operation area, do not check it with your tongue, do not tamper with it
- Stay away from foods such as hamburgers, acidic beverages such as cola, and cigarettes that will force you to open your mouth on the day of surgery.
- Brush the surgical site after 24 hours
- Use your chlorhexidine mouthwash for 3 days starting after 24 hours
- Don’t forget to continue the antibiotic you started before the surgery.
What are the steps of implant treatment ?
After your dentist performs your oral examination, he/she determines the density of the bone by taking x-rays from the relevant area and models it by taking radiographs that provide 3D images to be sure if there is a problem. At the end of your examination, it decides your suitability for implant treatment.
In traditional techniques, a recovery period is expected after the implant is placed. This period may vary between 2 and 6 months depending on the type of operation, operation area, age and health status of the patient. Afterwards, the measurement is taken and the prosthetic superstructure is prepared.
Temporary prostheses can sometimes be used during the recovery period.
Implants applied has life ?
Implants, like natural teeth, can serve for many years with meticulous care. In this sense, there is no such thing as the life of implants. However, regular check-ups are important because implants do not show any symptoms since they do not have living tissue like teeth. Patients with implants, like patients with natural dentition, should go through a dental check-up once every 6 months and have tartar cleaning done. Again, like everyone else, they should take care of their daily oral care. Thus, just like natural teeth, implants can be used for many years without any problems.