A perfect smile is the crown of the beauty. Providing self confidence, a better look, attracts people’s attention when speaking and gives an unforgettable impression about what you are, even without saying a word.
But sometimes you think that this is difficult because of some missing or broken teeth. And you think that if you replace them with traditional methods it will look unnatural. Besides it is uncomfortable to eat and speak because of the moving parts.
Well, getting your natural teeth back is no longer impossible with the new technologies in dentistry.
Dental implant in Turkey has become the most sure procedure to replace missing teeth. It involves screwing a metal implant into the jawbone then covering it with a porcelain crown. This procedure gives a natural feel and look to the teeth that function the same as your normal teeth. Which means you can smile, talk, eat and bite as if nothing was missing.
What is Dental Implant?
Dental implants are metal “screws” made of Titanium, which is a special material that can be introduced into the human body’s bone and fuse with the bone to become a part of it. This feature allows the implant to hold tightly like the original tooth root.
Titanium is very safe and inert and has been used for many years in the medical profession. Especially in orthopaedic surgery where they used it to screw or plate broken bones and fractures together. This makes titanium ideal to use as a tooth root that other parts can be attached to, like fixed in multiple teeth bridges or single crowns.
Dental Implant Procedure
During surgery, the oral surgeon makes a cut to open your gum and expose the bone. Then he will drill holes into the bone where he will place the dental metal implant deep into the bone. Since the metal implant will serve as the tooth root. Then a temporary denture will be placed into the gap for appearance until the bone recovers. Meanwhile, the implant fuses completely with the bone so the permanent denture or crown can be placed and this time for good.
Normally the time required for the implant to fuse perfectly is two to six months. That means that the patient has to come back after that time to get the crowns placed.
Recovery after dental implant
Recovery from dental implant surgery may take several weeks. During which there are instructions to follow.
To avoid any complications and help the healing process you should avoid :
- Using tobacco and alcohol.
- Eating hot or spicy food because it can irritate the incision sites.
- Chewy or sticky food.
- Eating popcorn, chips, nuts, crackers and candy (small pieces of it can stuck in the incisions)
Also, you should use cold packs to reduce swelling, and warm salt water to clean your mouth.
Are you a good candidate for dental implant?
In general, you are a good candidate for dental implant if you :
- Have one or more missing teeth.
- Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing.
- Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth.
- Possess adequate bone to secure the implants and able to have a bone graft.
- Have healthy oral tissues.
- Want to improve your speech.
- Are able to commit several months to the process.