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Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implantation is the most preferred method in modern dentistry for treating tooth loss, becoming an indispensable treatment for restoring health, aesthetics, and function in complete and partial tooth loss. Dental implants, made of titanium, fuse with the jawbone approximately within 3 months after being placed into the jawbone. Thus, the implant provides stability and support for fixed or removable prosthetics. Dental implants offer significant advantages compared to traditional fixed prosthetics (such as bridges). High success rates, minimal impact on adjacent teeth, a substantial reduction in the need for root canal treatment, and preservation of bone tissue in the area of tooth loss are the most crucial advantages of implant treatment. Additionally, implants offer aesthetics and function similar to natural teeth. The first step in implant treatment involves evaluating the patient's medical history and conducting a detailed radiological and clinical examination. Your dentist will provide information about the stages of implant surgery and prosthetic treatment. In the surgical phase, the area where the implant will be placed is anesthetized locally. After a small incision, a socket is prepared in the jawbone, and the implant is inserted. In cases where all conditions are favorable, aesthetics are crucial, and deemed appropriate by the dentist, temporary prosthetics can be delivered in the same session or within 1 week after the implantation. However, optimal conditions may not always be present, and in such cases, the dentist stitches the implant into the jawbone for resting during the same session. Stitches are typically removed around 1 week after the operation, followed by a check-up. An approximately 3-month waiting period is observed for the implant to fuse with the bone. After this period, prosthetic treatment with the superstructure is performed to restore aesthetics and function. Prosthetic treatment is applied based on the individual's needs, considering the patient's aesthetic expectations. Several crucial factors contribute to the success of implant treatment. Factors such as implant quality, maintaining a sterile surgical environment, applying the correct surgical technique, the patient's general health, jawbone volume, and regular dental check-ups are among the key criteria affecting the success of implant procedures. Scientific research indicates a success rate ranging from 95% to 98% when these criteria are met in implant treatment.