An implant; covers the process of placing the artificially designed root of the tooth, which is made out of titanium, and is compatible with the tissues of the jawbone. The process is implemented to restore function and aesthetics of the missing teeth.
The surgical procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and requires a single session. A titanium screw is basically inserted into the missing tooth cavity. After the screwing process is completed, the exposed gum is covered again.
Once the implant-to-bone healing has been observed within a few months, the top of the implant is removed to attach a cap to give some structure to the gum. After the gum structure is formed, measurements are taken, and porcelain or zirconium coating is prepared.
As the operation is performed under local anaesthesia, no pain or soreness would be experienced. Following the procedure, patients can continue their daily tasks with no restrictions on eating or drinking.
Paying attention to the dentist’s advice, along with regular medicine use, would result in a healthy and problem-free healing process.
BEFORE & AFTER
Porcelain veneers, placed upon the upper structure of the implants, can be prepared within 3 to 5 months after the surgery. This is also considered to be the period known as the ‘healing process’ in which the implant is fully integrated to the jawbone. There are some factors that may shorten or lengthen this process. The most important factor is the brand of the implant and the reaction of the jawbone to the treatment.