Dental implant surgery is better than other tooth replacement procedures because it uses a strong artificial structure which functions like the root of a tooth. Unlike dentures, you do not need to temporarily glue the dental structure in place. Instead metal posts are used which are tightly screwed into the jawbone. The type of implant used will depend on your particular case and the state of the bone of your jaw. There has to be enough healthy bone for the procedure to work properly. Your bone tissue has to heal and fuse with the implant that has been placed, which can take many months to happen. The dental implant consists of the post (which replaces the root), and then a device known as an abutment is attached to the implant. This is the part of the implant that is used for the attachment of the crown, which is the artificial tooth that will be visible above the gum line.
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Who can get dental implants in Turkey?
Certain conditions have to be met for you to get dental implants. For instance, your jaw must have finished growing, which means the procedure will not work for children. This is because the bone of the jaw has to grow around the implant, and it will not work if the jaw is still growing in length as this would result in considerable distortion of the tissues and how the implant is positioned. You need to either have enough bone left in the jaw or be able to get a bone graft to build up the bone tissue. Remember the implant has to be firmly anchored into the bone, so if you do not have adequate tissue, the procedure will not be successful. Implants are also advisable if you do not smoke since smoking hinders tissue growth, and this means that implants are less likely to be successful in people who smoke.
What are some of the risks of dental implants in Turkey?
There are always risks associated with any medical procedure you may undergo. The risks are minimal but can include infection in the gum or bones. If proper precautions are taken your chance of infection will be low. It is advisable that you be in good health when having implants done. Remember that in order for the implant to work, your own bone tissue needs to grow around the post to make sure it is securely fitted and anchored into the bone. Nerves and other tissues may be damaged during the procedure resulting in numbness or pain, but this is a low risk if you ensure you choose an accredited clinic with health professionals who have experience in the procedure. There are some risks if implants are done in the upper jaw including possible problems with the sinuses. This would only happen though if the implants enter the sinus cavity which sits above the upper mandible of the jaw. A specialist who knows what they are doing should be able to avoid this problem from happening.